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|Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2||Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.2|
2009 Mazda MazdaSpeed3
|Miles driven on tires:||1,000|
|Location:||Venice Beach, CA|
Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
I only have about 1000 miles on them, dry weather, but am really liking these tires a lot already! The steering response feels great on my car - it's light, but very accurate and precise. I haven't driven them anywhere except in hot and dry August, and they're barely even run in yet, but I just really like them. The car is simply more fun to drive everywhere. Not too much pressure build up on hot days on hot surfaces and they don't seem to fade away at sensible but really quick road speeds. Lateral dry grip is on par with any tires I've had on this car: excellent. Almost approaching Star Spec territory; on most levels these tires would rate with the super spendy tires in the next category up. Cornering grip doesn't build up super snappy as some tires but the grip seems to be there if you drive them smoothly and trust them. Lots of feedback...downside is a little bit of tire squeal. Which normally drives me nuts but it's really very subtle and just gives one another path of feedback when the windows are down. Dry surface power traction I think is also excellent too, braking traction maybe not so much (too soon to tell). They have a lot of high frequency tread noise (which is normal for this car) but are downright plush over rough road patches, lane markers, etc. Very easy to live with as an only car, very fun on the back roads. Again, be smooth with these tires and you'll be rewarded. Another minor irritation is that they notable exaggerated the inherent torque steer on my car. Fortunately they are very responsive so you can stay on a proper line easily enough when the car misbehaves like that. UNDERSTEER: capitalized because they reduced low speed push tremendously, enough that I have to adjust my habit of hard trail braking all the way to the apex and possibly install a stiffer front sway bar. Overall performance per price point is epic, especially with the rebate running - total for me was $612 for a set of 4. IMHO anything better would have been over a grand.