Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE92A

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Vehicle: 2003 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan
Miles Driven on Tires: 25,000
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Bridgestone Potenza RE92A
Initial Review: 25,000 miles on tires
October 29, 2012

I'm an aggressive driver. I don't shred the tires on launch but I do drift around corners from time to time. I've never even seen snow but it does rain a lot.

The RE92s were not impressive tires. They were OEM on my car and, despite the mileage shown above, wore out quickly. I should have replaced them much, much sooner. They were finished after about 18,000 miles. After that they were pretty scary even on dry roads. They are also seriously overpriced.

I've run General UHP and Sumitomo HTR Z III's since. Both tires were better with the Sumitomos the clear winner and both were much cheaper too.

By way of comparison, the Generals lasted 20,000 miles. That's actually a little better than the RE92s since I replaced them promptly. The Sumitomos lasted 27,000 miles. The Sumitomos actually feel better at 27,000 miles than the RE92s did at 20,000 but they need to go now. I would never consider the RE92s given my experiences with these and other tires.

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