Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Grabber HTS

Note: 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.
Vehicle: 2001 Lexus RX300 Silversport
3.5
Miles Driven on Tires: 2,000
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
General Grabber HTS
Follow-Up Review: 8,000 miles on tires
July 15, 2010
My mileage still hasn't improved. Noise level increased a bit as the tire wore on and tire seems to require balancing quite often. Tried a couple of tire shops to find out that these tires have pretty aggressive tread patterns and will not give very smooth ride on freeway speeds in the Los Angeles area where speed easily exceed 80 mph every day. They would have been a better fit in all terrain vehicle... My regrets...
Initial Review: 2,000 miles on tires
February 23, 2010

Great wet traction and cornering stability in both wet and dry. The noise level is comparable to Michelin LTX and Lattitude and ride quality is, again, on par with Michelin tires. While this is much cheaper than Michelin's, mileage on these tires are bad. Over repeated checking my mileage is worse by about 8%. An 8% of my annual gas budget is about $320. At that rate, I could have saved more money by going with Michelin's. Don't buy this tire unless you don't mind the fuel economy sacrifice for better perceived performance.



As an aside, there needs to be a survey category on mileage.

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