Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

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Vehicle: 2009 BMW 535i xDrive Sedan Base Model
Miles Driven on Tires: 500
Location: GRAFTON, MA
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)
Follow-Up Review: 2,500 miles on tires
January 21, 2014
Now that I have lived with these tires for a while, I am still very pleased with their performance. In the dry, they are fantastic. In the wet, well, I have tried to (safely) hydroplane by driving into deep puddles and I have not been able to get the tires to loose traction. This is truly remarkable. <br>In the snow and ice, they are competent. They seem to maintain traction in light or deep snow. <br> Bottom line, my opinion is that these tires are excellent tires. If you truly want more than adequate snow and ice traction then you need to buy dedicated snow and ice tires. If you want to buy one set of tires that excels in the dry and wet and is decent int the snow and ice, then these tires are a great choice. <br>I can't wait to see how long they last. Based on my experience to date, I'd buy them again.
Initial Review: 500 miles on tires
January 03, 2014

I knew when I purchased these tires that they would not be the best for winter driving, but they would be superior for dry and wet driving. This is exactly what I have found to be true. In the dry and wet they are fantastic for sure. My car handles much better than before while using the OE GoodYears. Turn in is excellent and they stick like glue in dry or wet weather. The tradeoff comes with snow and ice. These tires are adequate for winter driving. They do provide reasonable traction in snow.
Would I buy them again now that I have lived with them, the answer is absolutely. Would I recommend them to someone that is looking for more that a reasonable amount of winter traction, maybe not. They certainly meet my needs and expectations. I would rather have a great tire for three seasons and compromise a little with winter driving.
If your looking for better winter driving capability but are willing to loose a bit of handling then you should look at the DWS's.
Its all about tradeoffs.

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