Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/T D687

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Vehicle: 2011 Subaru Forester #
Miles Driven on Tires: 12,800
Location: Youngstown, Oh
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Easy Going
Bridgestone Dueler H/T D687
Initial Review: 12,800 miles on tires
July 19, 2012

These D687 HT came with my 2011 Subaru Forester. I live in Northeast Ohio where we have snow, ice and freezing roadways sometimes 6 month out of the year. We bought the Subaru to go through this kind of weather but were very disappointed with the way it handled in the snow and ice. Went back to the dealer and complained but was told we did not know how to drive it properly in bad weather!! I then checked other reviews and figured out that is was not the vehicle but the tire that Subaru put on the Forester's.

Why would they put a terrible handling tire on a AWD vehicle I ask?? They advertise this vehicle going up a mountain in the snow yet my vehicle was lucky to get out of my diveway with 2 inches of snow going downhill!!

We will now be putting on a set of winter snow tires in November and hopefully will be able to drive like in the commercials.

I do not recommend this tire at all. Also we have only 12,000 miles on them and the tread is half gone!!

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Monday, February 15, 2016 by Doug

I have a 2013 Forester 2.5X with these HORRIBLE tires. In the 26 years I've been driving, I've dealt with nasty winter weather in a variety of cars. The Forester with Duelers is down right scary in snow in comparison. Given the Duelers are more expensive than MUCH better tires, it's absolutely ponderous that Subaru would cripple their vehicles with such terrible tires. They deserve negative stars.

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