Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Focus ZX5
Miles Driven on Tires: 26,000
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Driving Condition: Mostly City
Driving Style: Average
Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position
Initial Review: 26,000 miles on tires
December 16, 2012

The Ford Focus is hard on tires, especially the front right. Not being able to rotate the tires from left to right (directional tread) is the only reason I did not consider purchasing another set. Wet traction was amazing, all the way down to the existing 3/32 of tread. Steering response was not as good as Potenza G009s previously used on the car, likely due to the narrower tread width (6.2 vs 6.8). Snow traction was acceptable but not great when new (G009s were much better) and did not degrade significantly as the tire wore, most likely due to the dual layer tread. Fuel economy was as good as other tires used on this car. I am replacing them with Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus. I ordered them Thursday afternoon, and received them next day. I am hoping for the same level of performance with better fuel economy and tire wear.

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