Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by
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Vehicle: 2006 BMW 325i Sedan Base Model
Miles Driven on Tires: 3,000
Location: Washington, DC
Driving Condition: Mostly City
Driving Style: Average
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season
Follow-Up Review: 7,000 miles on tires
Rotated once. Tires continue to perform very well.<br><br>Pros: Still great traction in wet or dry conditions; wearing well; no issues with noise or balance. Confidence-inspiring handling. Very comfortable ride due to softer sidewalls compared to OEM runflats.<br><br>Cons: A little less responsiveness on initial turn-in compared to the OEM runflats.<br><br>Overall: If you're looking for a high performance all-season tire that won't punish you in the comfort category, this tire is worth considering. I'll keep tabs on wear and report back if my opinion of this tire changes. Very satisfied so far.
Initial Review: 3,000 miles on tires
Finally ditched the OEM Bridgestone Turanza EL42 Run-Flats with 35k miles on them. They were acceptable on smooth Florida roads but the recent move to DC quickly made new tires a priority; their harshness over bumps was getting ridiculous. I opted for the Goodyears even though they are not run-flats because I wanted a high-performance all-season tire that wasn't as stiff-riding as the originals.
Positives: Much more comfortable over bumps or harsh roads. The previous review on the Subaru doesn't make sense to me; the Goodyears are notably softer-riding than the Bridgestone RFTs I had. Grip seems about the same with great confidence in the rain.
Negatives: Since the sidewall is softer than the run-flats I had before, the steering is not as crisp and direct. The car doesn't feel as directly connected to the road.
Overall I like them better than the OEM run-flats because they give me good performance with a more comfortable ride. I'll review again after they've got a lot more mileage to see if that has changed.