Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

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Vehicle: 2006 Acura TL 6-Speed Transmission
Miles Driven on Tires: 17,000
Location: MACOMB, MI
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position
Initial Review: 17,000 miles on tires
February 25, 2013

I drove them 17000 miles and took them back for exchange. They would skip, breaking traction accelerating while turning. They tended to hydroplane a little too easily for my comfort. And then in snow, they were dreadful. Every other vehicle got moving faster off a light than my car. I am used to being the first one rolling, putting it in 2nd gear and slipping the clutch out slowly. That was enough, I took them back that day and had another set . I was completely disappointed in the Bridgestones and they are the worst tire I've ever owned. Conversely, the Continentals are the best.

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