Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

Monday, April 23, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Primacy MXM4Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9

2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: West Linn, OR
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
January 13, 2011

This is my initial review for these tires - I drive a lot in the Northwest for work (two Saabs) and my priorities are: minimal road noise, crisp handling, grip on wet pavement, good longevity and LRR if possible. I drive fairly fast and enjoy good handling on twisty roads, but dislike tires with a lot of road noise or harshness. Hence I gravitate to Grand Touring tires, and tend to use Michelin for the consistent handling, durability, quietness and low cost per mile. This tire meets all my stated criteria - my first impression is they are perfect for a Euro sports/luxury sedan. Not quite as sporting (or firm) as the Pilot Exalto I have on my other car, but better handling than my previous favorite - the plush Primacy MXV4. These tires exhibit a comfortable ride, minimal road noise (some on bad pavement) and yet they deliver good grip and neutral handling. Very solid in the rain. They also have an LRR rating for good mpg, and a 55K warranty. All tires are somewhat of a compromise between pure handling performance and comfort, and so far I really like where these fit on the scale.

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