Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus
Friday, January 13, 2012 by
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Vehicle: 2007 Lexus IS250 RWD
Miles Driven on Tires: 9,500
Location: Washington , DC
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus
Follow-Up Review: 35,000 miles on tires
Back again after 21K more miles for a total of 35K. My girl flattened the rt front tire on a pot hole at 11K miles. Rears are looking ok but beginning to lose traction more easily on wet surfaces. Left front got replaced 3K miles ago and rt front just developed a bulge and split near the rim possibly after I hit a pothole. To be fair there has been a terrible amount of major road construction all over DC metro area. <br><br><br><br>Mostly I am happy as these tires have allowed me to drive my RWD Lex through the DC winter with the exception of a day or two but have had trouble with two of them now expiring long before warranty. I never expected to get 45K out of these tires as my setup is staggered and rotation is not possible at all, but after this replacement it's going to be 3 tires replaced so far in 35K. Might just replace this front tire and switch to the Continental DWS after the winter. With 5/32 left on the rear tires I should be able to make it through this winter. <br><br><br><br>On an aesthetic note I am not terribly fond of how the tread wraps over to be visible from the side. Looks a little like mud tires and they started feathering bad at 30K miles on the front tires. <br><br><br><br>Hope this was helpful.
Initial Review: 9,500 miles on tires
2nd snow storm and first major snowstorm. Wow!!! What a difference from my old OEM Bridgestones! Drove with confidence in the late December DC snowstorm over messily plowed roads and through light snow. Did not drive in heavy snow. This would be a bad idea in any rear wheel drive car without chains. Minimal slip and slide. Good recovery. Reasonable braking distances. The summer Bridgestones will scare you to death in the lightest snow. You couldn't make it up a 5% incline. Pilot A/S Plus not as good on dry pavement as the OEM tires but for the year round conditions I drive in these tires are awesome. Sure, they don't have the same grip and stiffer sidewall the OEM tires have. This means a little more body roll in sharp curves. They look great and perform even better. Pay the extra money. They're worth every penny.... especially if they last nearly as long as they're supposed to. Next review in 5k to 10K miles.