Yokohama AVID ENVigor (W-Speed Rated)
Follow-Up Review: 12,000 miles on tires
I got 4 of these tires on Halloween, 2010, and by February 2011 the front two were down to the wear bars. I rotated them and by July I had two slicks, and one pair that was at wear bars. So I BOUGHT ANOTHER PAIR for the front, and now 15,000km (9,000 miles) later they are on the wear bars. I did NOT drive this car hard enough to wear the tires that badly, and have checked the alignment and constantly monitor the in-dash tire pressures. This is not a car problem, it's a tire problem.<br><br>These are GREAT PERFORMERS... for a month or two. They wear too quickly. Far too quickly.<br><br>Did I mention the sound? The horrible wailing screaming gnashing roar that drowns out conversation and makes the car feel like it's about to fall apart? Well... these tires have that for the last half of their ever-so-brief life.<br><br>For the time they have tread, they're excellent. Enjoy them for that first little while, because you'll hate them later.<br><br>I strongly discourage anyone wanting to get these tires for a FWD car. Strongly!
Initial Review: 4,000 miles on tires
The Caliber SRT4 came with Goodyear RSA tires, a dismal failure of a tire. After only 25,000 miles of relatively tame driving they were all four at the wear bars. The Avid Envigors are an incredible contrast. They're smooth as silk, quiet, stick like glue, and are actually useful on ice and snow.
On warm days these tires stick well enough to accelerate at full throttle without spinning. The onboard g-force gauge tells me I'm pulling 0.95G on corners.
Even though they're still fairly new to me, I'm extremely impressed.