Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza EL42

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Vehicle: 2004 Infiniti G35 Sedan
Miles Driven on Tires: 27,000
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Easy Going
Bridgestone Turanza EL42
Follow-Up Review: 40,000 miles on tires
January 04, 2014
We barely got 40k mi from these tires, which isn't bad. But we drive moderately and also put on a lot of extended freeway driving so I thought we should have gotten another 5-10k mi. They got a little noisy the last 5k or so mi compared to relatively quiet when new, but not unacceptably noisy. They cost about $40 per tire more than equivalent Kumhos. I thought they would be a much better tire by brand and being my wife's car, I wanted the better tire. Yes, they were good tires and they did give better traction than the OEM Bridgestones. But the Kumho Platinums that replaced them in my opinion handled somewhat better and gave a smoother, quieter ride. And they were still about $30 less per tire when purchased. Overall, the Yokohamas were good tires, better than the OEMs. But I recommend the Kumho Platinums over the Yokohamas.
Initial Review: 27,000 miles on tires
October 23, 2007

This tire has been decent for an OEM. Car started to tire pull/drift to the right recently. Gotten noisier at the same time, too. All tires still wearing evenly. Tread life remaining: 2X the wear bars, but winters coming and the rains making em a bit slippery. What little ice/snow Ive driven on, its not a good feeling (slip-slip-slip)Even though theyre an ok tire, Ive always done better with non-OEMs for performance and price. Ive had great experience with Khumos on other vehicles. Its a great tire even w/o considering its price.

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