Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE92

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Vehicle: 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited Sedan
Miles Driven on Tires: 42,000
Location: Binghamton, NY
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Bridgestone Potenza RE92
Initial Review: 42,000 miles on tires
November 07, 2012

These tires came stock on my 07 Subaru WRX. I live in the 6th worst weather city in the nation averaging 162 days of rain per year, and around 85 inches of snow each year (I'm speaking of cities not places ie city population of over 50k people...where as some place like Stowe VT gets 220 inches of snow per year but has a population of 5000)...Needless to say I do a lot of bad weather driving.

These tires have performed well for me in the rain, snow and ice. I purchased this car last year with around 20000 miles on it, in the past year I've put on over 20k miles I have no complaints about performance. I've taken my car on many road trips to ski resorts and driven on hard packed snow with minimal slippage. Never had one problem in rain storms or heavy downpour. I do a lot of back road driving to avoid heavy construction, and because it's fun. These tires have performed with ease going around tight turns.

Only complaint I have is the noise level of these tires on the highway and going over bumps. It can also be my vehicle, but I'd rather take a loud tire that will perform well any day.

I've encountered many situations where I had to brake abruptly or swerve to avoid object/ animals/ or bad drivers. These tires respond well.

Sadly the tread is wearing and with winter coming I had to purchase a new pair. I went with the Bridgestone re970as tires because of their high rating and they're half the price. All and all 42k miles on an all season tire is pretty good.

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