2003 VW GTI 1.8T
I purchased these 225/45R17 Yokohama ADVAN S.4 tires based on reviews and their look. I also liked it's made in Japan.
I noticed that they are designed for heavier cars, but decided to try them anyway.
The first ride from installer shop was really bumpy and I was frustrated. I thought I made a wrong decision.
Then I checked tire pressure and found that it was 40psi (!). I deflated them to 30psi and it was a BIG difference. Now ride was good, with race car feeling. Over time, after some wear, tires got a bit softer too.
Driving was really nice experience with excellent cornering. Tires have solid grip and no hydroplaning problem, even now, after 35k miles, when I have to replace them.
Snow traction is kind of bad, but it may be because of my really light car and wide tires.
I am replacing them at 35k miles not because of complete wear, even with my aggressive driving, I could've put 5-10k more, but I punched to rear tires and fixed them myself, using rubbery plugs and didn't want to rotate to front after that. So front tires are down to thread limit and I decided to get a new set.
New set is Continental ....
It's softer and I am missing this race car cornering stability feeling, when car stays flat even when you are turning sharp.
Next time I will by Yokohama again.