Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

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Vehicle: 2005 Cadillac STS V8
Miles Driven on Tires: 7,000
Location: North Adams, MA
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Michelin Pilot HX MXM4
Follow-Up Review: 9,000 miles on tires
November 26, 2013
I bought a house on a hill and traded in my RWD STS for an AWD CTS which came with these dreaded tires.<br><br>This morning while driving to the tire shop to get Nokians put on, there was maybe an inch of snow on the ground and my car slid down the hill and into a road. Fortunately, nobody was coming and I did not get into an accident.<br><br>In short, if you ever drive on anything but dry pavement these tires are just not safe and they cost way too much money for an absolute junk tire. Do not, under any circumstances consider this tire. I know Michelin does make some good tires, but I would not even consider the brand after seeing how awful and overpriced these are
Initial Review: 7,000 miles on tires
April 17, 2012

These came with my car. They had no noticeable wear when I got the car, and I drove them for 7,000 miles and they had no noticeable wear. The reason I got rid of these tires was because they hydroplane extremely easily and should not be driven in rain, even the most mild sprinkle is unsafe with these tires. I know I'm far from the only person who has had the problem with these tires.

There was a light sprinkle and I very lightly tapped my gas, I wasn't gunning it or anything and I went across the road and an oncoming car barely had enough time to stop before anybody was killed. I called the local tire shop, ordered winter tires early and had them get rid of these. The Blizzak WS60s that I replaced them with not only were much safer, but were quieter, and rode better. I would assume leave them on the car all year round.

I picked up some Continental ExtremeContact DWs for summer tires, and those too are cheaper and ride much better.

Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere -- it might save your life.

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