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|Michelin X-Ice Xi2||Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.75|
1999 Mazda Protege ES
|Miles driven on tires:||1,000|
Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
I put these tires on my '99 Mazda Protege which I use to commute back and forth to work and leave the truck parked to save on gas. I purchased these in August when Tire Rack had a closeout on them, and Michelin was offering a $75 rebate, which means I got the tires for around $60/ea! Anyway, we had our first couple storms the other weekend. First was just a inch or so which turned into pure ice on most of the roads. Could not believe how well the tire performed. A couple days later we got hit with 13" of snow, along with the ice still underneath. I decided I had better take the truck out since it is 4wd. Was I shocked! I couldn't believe how much better my little Mazda was than my 4wd Silverado. Now, the truck has Destination A/T's on it which are awesome, but have about 50,000 on them so they are down to around a 1/4 tread left. The roads were completly messed up for the next 3 days and I had no problem with the snow tires on the packed snow, honestly driving around other vehicle's stuck on hills. I will never not have a vehicle without snow tires on it again!