Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Vredestein Quatrac 5

These tires are simply amazing for a 4 season snow tire.I compared them to some $150 all Season Michelins. These tires were slightly better in the dry and the rain. I had left two of the Michelins on the back, and in the snow the traction differential made the car unsafe to drive. These tires had so much more snow traction that the car was unstable with the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I went with these tires looking for a sportier all season tire to replace the very old tires that were on my car when I got it, and I've been very satisfied to that end. They feel very precise at all levels of steering input and seem to have quite a bit of traction. I've yet to feel or hear traction breaking even under enthusiastic driving on backroads,...  Read More

Best snow tires for winter driving : Bridgestone versus Michelin.

The Winter of 2017/2018 has been one for the record books.  Much of the country has had to deal with severe cold temperatures and record breaking snowfalls.   Some of the sub-zero cold temperatures that much of the country experienced were the coldest recorded in over a decade.  Not long before I wrote this blog, I awoke to a morning of negative 14 degrees...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Vredestein Quatrac 5

Just picked these up as a year-round, all-weather tire for our AWD Tiguan. We'll be using this car primarily in the winter, so I was specifically looking for a severe winter service rated all-season alternative to dedicated snows paired with high performance all-seasons on separate wheels. We just aren't going to see enough miles on this car to warrant 2...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (W-Speed Rated)

I replaced the OEM tire on my 3.2 Q5 S-Line and couldn't be happier! These tires have exceeded my expectations in every way! I have not driven them in snow as I live in the south and have not had them through a hard winter but they have been great in every other area. Inspiring confidence in all conditions. I have seen some people rate them poorly for rain...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I bought a set of these for the 1991 subaru wagon I have owned for the last 15 years. To say I know the cars handling quirks and what to expect is pretty much a no brainer after 100.000 miles with it. I upgraded to 16 wheels at the same time I bought the tires because the tire options in the factory size are few. I wanted something cost effective but with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I bought a set of these for the 1991 subaru wagon I have owned for the last 15 years. To say I know the cars handling quirks and what to expect is pretty much a no brainer after 100.000 miles with it. I upgraded to 16 wheels at the same time I bought the tires because the tire options in the factory size are few. I wanted something cost effective but with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

Bought these to replace some Bridgestone 960ASs; they were some great tires so I was loath to replace them. At 4/32 I didn't have much choice though. I am happy to report that, thus far, the Michelins are living up to all the hype. I haven't driven through a winter yet so I can't comment on ice or snow. In the wet they are pretty good though I still get some...  Read More

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

Very pleased with the ride, not an aggressive tire, but most of the time I'm just cruising the highway. I have taken the car out several times on twisty back roads and I cannot complain about their road holding ability. Since I only have 5k on the tires I don't know how well they will hold up in the long run. Personally, I'd be extremely pleased to get 20k...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

10,000x better than the Continental SSR RFT! Make the car so much smoother and quite without impacting handling. Like all the reviews say this is the best tire for people who want a high performance tire with light snow mobility. WILL buy again.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

I now have 13,000 miles on these tires including one Maine winter driving. These were the highest rated tires on this site for my car and I must say that I am very disappointed. First, as soon as I put them on the car I noticed that they make quite a bit of noise when turning and they still do, they are otherwise pretty quiet. Their performance in the snow...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion STR

245x50R20 -- Superior tread life; at 81k, will go 100k with very even wear. At 81k, tires remain quiet with perfect balance. Steering is tight and ride very smooth. Dry traction is good as new, but snow and wet traction while good has declined some. Tires have greatly exceeded my expectations. Will probably buy again, but will thoroughly analyze competition...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

This is compared to Conti Extreme Contact DWS. After just about half treadlife (the S not worn yet) developed two sidewall bulges on both front tires due to crazy potholes here in the NYC tristate area. The contis were getting a bit noisy anyway - but all season traction could not compare. The Audi quattro with contis performed better in snow then wife's LR3...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

Used for a work vehicle. I drive VERY spirited and high speeds at times - sometimes at long distances at VERY high speeds. I feel confident when driving spiritedly, due to the performance of these tires. In addition to the spirited driving and mileage put on these - compared to Firestone W- rated tires that I've had before, no wear has been noticeable on...  Read More

Best Tires for Honda CR-V (Part 2)

As I mentioned in my previous blog, "Best Tires for Honda CR-V (Part 1)", the Honda CR-V has grown from a relatively small SUV when it was first introduced to the civilized mid-size crossover vehicle that it is today. As the vehicle has grown, so has it's tire and wheel size.  In this follow-up post, I will cover recommended tires for the third-, fourth- and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

Bought a set of Primacy MXM4s in January, 2016 when they were discounted to under $100/tire. They live up to the performance moniker in dry conditions only; I would not consider these all-season, nor would I purchase them again (unless the Michelin warranty provided a free, or deeply discounted, set due to the poor treadwear).I have a fairly average driving...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

I'd say that these are the best tires I've ever owned. I can't rate them for snow, because it hasn't snowed yet.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

I recently replaced my OEM Goodyears with these tires after 23,000 miles, and it's like I'm driving a new car. The new tires are significantly quieter with much better grip, particularly in wet weather. I've driven in a few rain storms since switching tires, and never did I feel the same slippage that I did with the original tires. I haven't driven in snow...  Read More

Best Tires for Honda CR-V (Part One)

Over five generations, the Honda CR-V has grown from a boxy, small SUV when first introduced in 1997, to the mature and civilized mid-size crossover vehicle that it is today. As the vehicle has grown, so has it's tire and wheelsize. 15-inch wheels and tires were used on the first-generation, while new CR-Vs roll off of the assembly line on 17-inch or...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

I have only had these tires for about 2 months (~3000 miles), but they are performing well. I purchased them as a set (with Enkei Raijin 19 wheels) and have been very satisfied so far. I am interested to find out how they will perform in the snow (Massachusetts) this coming winter, but I am having fun on them for now.   Read More