Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID ENVigor (W)

Thursday, April 12, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID ENVigor (W) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.12

2007 Volvo XC70
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Miles driven on tires: 7,000
Location: Burlingame and Tahoe City, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 7,000 Miles on Tires
March 11, 2012

I have now read plenty of the other reviews for this Yokohama ENVigor tire. And I was specifically looking for reviews on the same car as mine, the Volvo XC70, of which I have now owned 3 different new XC70's. So I know this vehicle as well as anyone! I am also a skier so I need AWD, and I have driven through the worst snow storms in the Sierras you can imagine. I can tell you flat out, this tire is much superior to the Original Equipment tire, the Pirelli Scorpians. Those tires used to piss me off, as they would lose good tread after about 10,000 miles, and even the last time I bought a set, the tire dealer even told me they would only be good for 25,000 miles. So you people that think you are going to get 50,000 miles on your tires for any AWD vehicle are dreaming. 4WD or AWD vehicles just go through tires. It's the nature of the beast. But with that said, the Yokahamas ride much nicer on my car than Pirellis and handle just fine in the rain. I have to admit, I have not yet had them in deep snow, as it's been a mild winter this year in California. But I do know how to drive in the snow, now 40 years, and I bet they will do just fine.
Those other reviews that I have read here where you people say they ware out or your car skids....1. take care of your car, proper alignment, tire pressure, etc etc...it all counts. Those light Japanese cars should get plenty of mileage with this tire, if not, it's NOT the tire, it's your car..or YOU ! and 2. learn how to drive in adverse conditions...like slow down a bit, and break early.

So I do like these tires...and will maybe update this after the next major storm, which might be next week here, March 2012.


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