Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole PositionReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.80

2008 Volkswagen R32
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Miles driven on tires: 8,700
Location: Cranston, RI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 8,700 Miles on Tires
November 20, 2012

These tires are all I was looking for and more. I wanted an all season tire that was reasonably quiet with flexible sidewalls and I hoped for good response. The reviews indicated it was this or the Michelins. I went with the lower price since I had good experience with Bridgestone in the past. The results far exceeded my expectations. The R32 has basic understeer (go figure) and my car also felt loose in the rear end. The Bridgestones not only gave more "bite" at the front, they also made the rear end incredibly stable. The front and rear now feel connected. I have driven these tires in snow in RI as well as on the interstate between RI and FL and I am very satisfied with the quality of the ride and they have so far remained very quiet. At 39 psi recommended by VW, they are compliant and have much less harshness than the OE Dunlops.

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