Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

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Vehicle: 1994 Saab 900 Convertible
Miles Driven on Tires: 17,000
Location: Washington , DC
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Spirited
Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport
Initial Review: 17,000 miles on tires
July 04, 2012

This is a great summer tire for a front-heavy FWD performance vehicle. I drive a '94 Saab 900 Convertible (the Classic or Pre-GM-style 900). I am on my second set of these tires for my 'vert and the are the best tires I've ever put on a Saab (and I've owned three). When they say that they are summer tires, they mean it. The rubber compound starts to harden below 40 degress and the tires become dangerous--I cannot stress strongly enough that if you live in a region that gets cold in the winter but does not necessarily freeze often (like Washington, DC)--get a set of snow or all-season tires if you plan on driving your car in the winter. I've had a few close calls, but it was my own dumb fault for driving on summer tires in cold, rainy weather. Other than that, these tires are great in the city, if you parallel park somewhat frequently, since the tire features a 360-deg. raised crest on the sidewall that will take the brunt of abuse instead of your rims when scraping against a curb. I expect to get another 17-20k miles out of this second set, considering I use my car mostly for road trips, and I do relatively little start-and-stop driving...and I'm rather religious when it comes to tire rotation. These tires may get a little noisy after 10,000 miles, but this car idoes not make me a good judge of tire noise since I drive a convertible. The sidewall features a rubber compound that keeps it's gloss and newish-ness for a long time, so you don't need to make liberal applications of tire-shine products. The side profile is sporty looking, and the tread looks agressive and functionally-sophisticated, but not so looking to an absurd point that the tires look like they belong on a ricer in Fast and the Furious--perfect for a Turbo 900.

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