Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2
Follow-Up Review: 10,000 miles on tires
After approximately 10k miles on this set, a couple items of note. For a max performance summer tire, it does almost everything really well especially for the price. However compared to the ContiSportContact3s prior, the steering responsive isn't as crisp (this is even after breaking on these tires), with a bit of imprecision at the limit. However, breakaway once you exceed the limits is generally predictable, gradual, and easily controlled even if the feedback could use improvement. Noise levels and comfort remain good and hydroplaning resistance is excellent. Braking distances are short and stable. This is a good performance tire for those who don't regularly drive to the limits or demand absolute precision, but still want a fairly grippy and easy-to-drive tire with good road manners at a good value.
Initial Review: 1,500 miles on tires
After mounting these Goodyears and driving approx. 1500mls, so far I've been mostly pleased with them. Although this was not purchased for my primary driver, these replaced a staggered set of ContiSportContact3s, which were very good all around. These Goodyears are stable at speed and while cornering, although they still lacked the at-the-limit grip levels of the Continentals and don't have quite as good feedback, although still very good. Braking distances are short, and rolling-resistance/fuel economy is a smidge better, likely due to its newer design. At-the-limit handling is predictable and stable, albeit with a bit more noise approaching the limits. On-road comfort is on-par with similar summer tires, with road impacts reasonably absorbed and noise levels about average. Not the best Max performance tire, but pretty good value for money.