Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Monday, December 24, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin X-Ice Xi3Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.56

2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Dane County, WI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
December 23, 2012

Just got 21" of snow. Wife took these tires for their first drive through hardpack, drifts, slush and unplowed roads. She was able to drive at a reasonable speed and stay on the road where others had spun off.

Not too noisy on dry pavement at highway speeds. Handling is a bit sloppy around corners when temps are above 45F... be prepared for understeer. Have taken a 2-3 mpg hit on fuel economy, but it's a small price to pay for the increased traction and improved handling, compared to the OEM all-seasons these tires replaced.

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