Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle LS-2
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by
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Vehicle: 2010 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5L V6
Miles Driven on Tires: 10,000
Location: Ancaster, On
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Goodyear Eagle LS-2
Follow-Up Review: 19,000 miles on tires
Once again Goodyear lives up to the joke `Good for only a year'. Classic crappy OEM tires. They are 2 years old and only have 48000 miles on them. These were better than the Eagle RSAs I had on my Lumina LTZ but not by much. They still have some tread but they really slip in the wet weather. I have to be really light on the gas when starting from a stop or I start to hydroplane. Not good. Would I buy them again. No way man... probably go to a Michelin or Dunlop product. Probably Michelin.
Initial Review: 10,000 miles on tires
I bought my 2010 Impala with 49000 km om it and have had it for 6 months now. I have driven approximately 16000 km on these tires and they have had to be balanced twice in that time (wearing unevenly causing alot of vibration). Their wet traction is poor, with them often slipping under only medium acceleration in the wet. I suspect this is because the rubber has hardened-up... hence the joke `Goodyear tires are named that because they are only good for a year'. I definately will not trust them in the winter. Treadwear has been significant, with the tire mechanic advising me to replace them before this coming winter. These remind me of Goodyear RSAs I had on my older Lumina LTZ and they were about the same.
Will I buy them again? No... I am done with Goodyear tires I think. I have tried many tires over the years and will probably go with Michelin Harmonys or try their newer Defenders. I have Primacy MXV4s on my 2004 Impala and other than being abit stiff, have run well. Might try them again.