Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

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Vehicle: 2010 Ford Fusion SE
Miles Driven on Tires: 12,000
Location: DOWNING, WI
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Spirited
Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position
Initial Review: 12,000 miles on tires
March 11, 2013

I descided to purchased these tires based on their excellent customer reviews. Obviously something must have changed shortly before I bought them as I see the ratings have dropped considerably. On dry pavement I have had little issue cornering and braking seem excellent but get the road a little wet and performance begins to drop. Put a small amount of slush on the road and you can just about forget about accelerating, stopping or turning. They have very little bite in hard packed snow and almost none in soft snow. These are bar far one of the worst sets of tires I have ever owned. Living in Wisconsin I see all types of weather and I will without a doubt be running different tires come next winter. I will not put up with these horrible tires for another winter. I can only hope I can manage to wear these things out during the summers that I will be stuck using them.

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