Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

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Vehicle: 1996 Honda Accord LX Sedan
Miles Driven on Tires: 5,000
Location: St. Cloud, MN
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
General Altimax HP
Follow-Up Review: 37,000 miles on tires
February 21, 2013
An update now that the tires are moving in on 40,000 miles:<br><br>The dry traction of these tires seems to have fallen off SIGNIFICANTLY with age. The tires will howl and screech going around onramps starting at around 35-40 MPH. A lot of the low handling limits I'm sure comes down to the car and the tire size, but I've driven similar cars with similar tires that don't have such low limits of grip.<br><br>Regarding inclement weather, these tires are still good/acceptable however. They're still one of the better all-season tires I've used in Minnesota winters, even as they age. I've also never had any hydroplaning problems or difficulty controlling the car in the wet.<br><br>Treadwear is also pretty meh. I'm nearly to 40,000 miles and I don't think the tires are going to make it too far past 50,000. I bought these tires when the car had 188,000 miles on it, expecting it to be the last set I would buy, but the car keeps running, and the tires are wearing out a little faster than I expected!
Initial Review: 5,000 miles on tires
January 18, 2010

I got a set of these General Altimax HP's to replace a set of aging and worn Michelin harmony tires on my 1996 Honda Accord. I can say without a doubt I like these tires more. They aren't super-sporty, and I don't drive aggressively with my daily driver much, but snow traction here in Minnesota is the best of any All-Season tire I've used, and WAY better than the old michelins.

I have had them for about 5,000 miles now, so it's hard to judge how great the treadwear will be, but I would expect something pretty decent, somewhere between your typical wal-mart tire and a more sport-oriented tire.

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