Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle GT (V-Speed Rated)

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Vehicle: 1996 Acura Integra SE
3.0
Miles Driven on Tires: 16,000
Location: Spring City, PA
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Goodyear Eagle GT (V-Speed Rated)
Follow-Up Review: 49,133 miles on tires
October 30, 2013
After finally retiring these tires after almost 50k miles, most of my previous observations still hold true. I am impressed with how long they lasted, as at 50k miles, they still had about 2-3/32 of tread depth. Enough to drive on, but not enough for lots of rain and certainly not enough for any amount of snow. Despite having lasted over twice as long as any tire I've had before, I still don't think I will ever buy these again. They seem to have everyday comfort down to a science, as tread noise and noise over bumps are great, even with so many miles on them, but I just don't see how they are a High Performance tire. I would put them at least two classes down the list. Cornering is just too wobbly, and cornering in the rain is really bad compared to how it is in a straight line in the rain. Dry grip overall was good, but the soft sidewalls just kill any amount of confidence when cornering. I'm happy that the tires lasted as long as they did (my bank account loves this), but I would absolutely rather have a tire last half as long if it actually performed properly.
Initial Review: 16,000 miles on tires
April 19, 2011

I purchased these tires looking for a performance all-season upgrade tires that I've had in the past.----The tires I had were (for all-season tires) great in the wet and dry, and acceptable in the snow.----For the Goodyears, in the dry, straight-line grip is as good as I'd need from an all-season tire, and overall cornering GRIP is pretty impressive as well.----In the wet, straight-line grip is good, but cornering grip is seriously lacking.----My older and MUCH cheaper tires cornered harder in the rain than these Eagle GTs do.----Break-away is relatively progressive, with the steering wheel getting lighter as the tires give way, but it just happens too soon.----Snow performance is about what you'd expect from a performance-oriented all-season tire.----It works well if you're careful and gradual with your inputs.----My biggest gripe with these tires, by far, is how they do not feel solid at all.----I don't know if it's soft sidewalls, squirmy tread blocks, or a combination of both, but the car just does not feel right going into corners.----I make the initial turn-in at a corner, then about a second later I feel the whole car roll and settle as I continue through.----This did not happen at all with any of the four other sets of tires I have driven on with this car, and I keep the tires at 40psi, so it's not an issue with the car itself or tire pressure.----In conclusion, they're okay...they work well for commuting and slower-paced, every-day driving, however I would NOT recommend them for anyone wanting a tire that corners nicely.----Tire wear is okay, I like to take corners pretty fast, so at 16,000 miles when these tires are at around 6/32 depth, I don't have much to complain about at all.

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