Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama Parada Spec-X

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Vehicle: 2006 Toyota RAV4 Limited 4wd
4.5
Miles Driven on Tires: 5,000
Location: Manchester, NH
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Spirited
Yokohama Parada Spec-X
Follow-Up Review: 25,000 miles on tires
January 06, 2012
As I feared, these tires didn't last very long for me...two seasons, and that's with separate winter tires. That's more or less what I expected, and they were great tires while they lasted. I'm hard on tires, with lots of jackrabbit starts and hard cornering, and these performed well for my driving style. I will definitely consider getting another set in the spring.
Initial Review: 5,000 miles on tires
September 15, 2010

I love these tires...they're everything I hoped for based on the reviews I read here. They grip well in all conditions and I don't need to slow down dramatically in the rain like I did with all my previous tires. When I first got them, I thought my car had lost power because I wasn't able to make the tires squeal easily anymore...then I realized my new tires just stuck like glue (all my old tires spun like crazy even when new). I haven't driven them in winter conditions, and I'm tempted to give these a shot for those...but, I have a set of Blizzaks at home that should have one more season in them, so that probably doesn't make much sense.

I have some concerns about how long these tires will last, but I'm really enjoying them a lot right now. Highly recommended.

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