Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

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Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen GTi GLX
Miles Driven on Tires: 4,000
Location: Cleveland, OH
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Firestone Winterforce
Initial Review: 4,000 miles on tires
October 22, 2012

I've got these on my VW GTi and Volvo 850. I would say that these perform as expected, except in just normal rainy situations. I have a supercharged VR6 and I know that I can't expect to accelerate hard on these, but in stopping situations it lacks some grip that I thought should be there. On both the Volvo and VW you have to be careful not to jab the brakes or the wheels will lock up and slide. So, you have to get used to how they respond on slightly wet surfaces. Other than that, the ride is great, and the traction in the snow is amazing. I live in a hilly area and I have no issues navigating to my destination, especially in deep snow.

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