Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S

Friday, September 7, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Exalto A/SReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.4

2005 Subaru Forester 2.5 XS
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Miles driven on tires: 6,500
Location: Ellicott City, MD
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 6,500 Miles on Tires
May 24, 2008

I purchased these Michelin Pilot Exaltos in October 2007 to replace Geolanders, which were the original tires that came on my 2005 Subaru Forester. I had found the Geolanders to be quite noisy and "squeally" on corners, and was generally disappointed with their handling - they were just about adequate at best. Replaced them with the Michelin Exaltos at approx. 43K, and have found the Michelins a great improvement over the Geolanders. Since I am in the Baltimore-Washington area, and we didn't get receive much snow this winter, I can't comment on their snow performance in my first 6500 miles - but they have excellent dry traction and wet (rain) traction. Noise, or more correctly, lack thereof, is better than average. All in all, I am very pleased with these tires - they handle the road well, particularly in conjuction with all-wheel drive. These are not inexpensive tires, but I purchased them from Tire Rack for a good price, and was also fortunate to be able to get a $50 rebate from Michelin for buying a set up four tires. Tire Rack had them delivered very quickly from their Delaware warehouse to my home in Maryland for about $35.00 via UPS. All in all, I'm very pleased with the tires and my dealings with Tire Rack.

I'll report back on these tires again, after I get some more mileage on them. I plan to rotate them every 6000-7500 miles, and I keep my Forester aligned, so it will be interesting to see how much mileage I get out of them.

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