Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza G 019 Grid

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Vehicle: 1995 Mercedes-Benz E320 Wagon
Miles Driven on Tires: 3,000
Location: Chicago, IL
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Spirited
Bridgestone Potenza G 019 Grid
Follow-Up Review: 8,000 miles on tires
March 19, 2010
WHOA!--Drove to Minneapolis for Xmas --Endured a 18 snow fall over 3 days, and a return 7 hour drive to Chicago in constant snow, both dry and wet snow. UNBELIEVABLE TRACTION--This wagon is rear drive with Mercedes ASR which gives the tire performance a leg up, but without question, the G019s are the most revolutionary design in all season tire I've ever driven. Blizzacks will still beat the G019's but not by enough to own two sets of wheels any more.
Initial Review: 3,000 miles on tires
November 12, 2009

G 009's preceded these latest Bridgestones. So far, excellent in all aspects. Dry Handling, cornering and braking are excellent. Wet handling is phenomenal--We drove 6 hours in varying degrees of rain and never a question about control. In fact, the further we drove the more I realized how indiscernible wet and dry traction compared with each other. Slightly noisy when dry, but then again this is a very heavy car when measured against the footprint of the tire.

I'm looking forward to winter to test the snow performance. Considering the G 009's winter performance on this wagon with rear drive and traction control were near unstoppable, I'm expecting the G 019's should out do their predecessors.

More later!

We've experience none of the owner related problems the folks from MN with the Passat can't seem to get sorted.

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