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|Goodyear Eagle GT (W)||Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.14|
2005 Scion tC
|Miles driven on tires:||25,000|
Initial Review, 25,000 Miles on Tires
Got these tires a couple years ago. I had to buy them pretty hastily since the tires I had previous to them exploded on the highway unexpectedly. I was very impressed with the level of traction, steering feel, and stability these tires provided when new. I particularly noticed that the amount of steering input I had to give was dramatically reduced on the highway. Unfortunately, my entire neighborhood was due for some infrastructure work, and I had to spend about a year and a half driving over some extremely rough pavement as the roads in my area were completely ripped out and replaced. I'm not sure how much life I should have expected from these tires in this kind of environment, but they were pretty beat up when I replaced them. They were never particularly quiet, but in the last few months the howling on the highway became almost intolerable, and It was to the point where I was embarrassed to even have passengers in my car. The noise they made when driving over expansion joints was similar to getting beaned in the head with a over-inflated kickball. Not a pleasant experience. I also had major issues with hydroplaning in heavy rain, even on highways with excellent drainage. Anything over 50 mph in a strong storm resulted in a total loss of steering, throttle, and brake function. Not a pleasant experience late at night in rainy traffic when everyone else is still zooming along at 65-70mph. Overall, i'd say these tires performed admirably in the dry, which is something that many people are looking for in a tire. I wouldn't ever purchase these again for my daily driver though.