Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination LE 2

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Vehicle: 2008 Ford Escape 4wd Limited
Miles Driven on Tires: 1,600
Location: Hudson, WI
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Firestone Destination LE 2
Initial Review: 1,600 miles on tires
December 06, 2012

My 2008 Ford Escape came with Cross Terrains. I liked them and wanted to replace with them, but not at their current price. My dealer suggested these Firestones which matched all-season specs of OE, and at the low promotional price I couldn't pass it up. I've only got 1600 miles on them and no serious rain or any winter driving yet, but I like them. They are quieter than the OE tires - always a good thing (and the OE tires were quiet). They transfer a bit more road feel than I remember in the OE tires, but I'm going to chalk that up to being new so side walls are stiff. If it continues, well...it's an SUV not a sedan - I expect that to an extent. We have yet to get significant snow in the upper midwest so I can't rate that aspect, but I seriously want to. I enjoy driving in snow, yeah maybe weird, but I'm a kid at heart and I like to see what I can do (while being safe about it). However my limitation is the all-wheel drive, which I don't feel allows me to really see what the tires can do. My previous Mazda Tribute with push button 4x4 would have been the perfect test for these, but what can you do?

So far so good and if they continue to perform as they have I would most likely purchase again.

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