Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza G 019 Grid

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Vehicle: 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe 2.5 S
Miles Driven on Tires: 45,000
Location: Elyria, OH
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Bridgestone Potenza G 019 Grid
Initial Review: 45,000 miles on tires
October 13, 2012

After reading the reviews on this tire, I believe that knowing the profile of the tire may make all the difference for this tire and would explain some of the two extremes in several reviewer's opinions. My tires are 60 series. They are very loud tires. They wear like iron and ride like iron also. I replaced them with around 45000 miles on them and they still had lots of tread left on them. I am cheap, so you know the noise, poor ride quality and high rolling resistance was pretty bad for me to replace all 4 perfectly good tires. Cupping was just starting to appear on the tire and was not a significant issue yet. In a car with lower profile tire requirements (sport cars)say 45's or 55's, I do not believe the ride quality or cupping would be an issue. However with 60 or 70 profiles tire requirements (comfort biased) all the harshness and noise are amplified. It should be noted that I never felt un-safe while driving with these tires on the car. Unlike the Continental Pro Contacts they replaced. They are dangerous tires with no wet or snow traction and prone to hydroplane even in a drizzle. I replaced the G019's with Michelin Defenders. This has completely changed the feel of the car, from a cheap kid racer to a high performance cruzer. With so many better alternatives on the market there is no reason to buy these tires. I hope these insights are helpful.

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