Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE050A

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Vehicle: 2012 Audi A4 2.0T quattro
Miles Driven on Tires: 26,000
Location: Altanta, GA
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Spirited
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A
Follow-Up Review: 27,000 miles on tires
February 11, 2013
It is remaining 3/32~2/32 treadwear now.<br>Suprisingly long treadwear life for 140 rating.<br>I enjoy grip driving. I drive extremely when entering highway ramp. My cornering habbit is so bad.<br><br>Still providing excellent dry traction but wet traction capability was decreasing significiantly. This is an acceptable performance degration due to few tread remaining. <br>I just had hydroplaning few hours ago under heavy rain. I would not be survive if my car was not AWD.<br><br>Now I am thinking to replace these but with this price, I can get better tire from micherin or goodyear.<br><br>Overall nice performance tire. If price is right, I would buy again for fun driving.
Initial Review: 26,000 miles on tires
January 31, 2013

Decent OEM street performance tire.
For 25000 miles driven, I still have 8/32 tread remaing but having edge wear. 140 treadwear rating was too little for such a premium grade sport tire.

Wet traction was also a bit disappointed but dry traction is almost perfect.

Steel belt in the sidewall is very steady. Perhaps this strong sidewalls make this tire expensive, and would provide very stiff ride.

This tire is OK to anyone who lives in southern area(There is NO snow traction and low temperature also make this tire too hard.) but considering its price, I would not buy again unless OEM.

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