Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

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Vehicle: 2008 Mazda MAZDA3 4-Door
Miles Driven on Tires: 5,000
Location: Boston, MA
Driving Condition: Mostly City
Driving Style: Spirited
General G-MAX AS-03
Initial Review: 5,000 miles on tires
November 03, 2011

Purchased this tire on a whim with only 5 reviews, and I'm glad I did! So far this summer it's been great, very smooth ride on bumpy city streets and on the highway, much better shock handling and absorption than the OEM goodyears. Slightly noisy at over 55mph, but acceptable. Grab on corners is great, I've never felt it give up at all, though stability is slightly down with what feels like a softer sidewall. Overall really surprising performance from an all-season tire.

That's where the good stuff comes in. In wet this tire performs admirably, keeping stable and true, and just had a chance to try it out in snow last weekend. Grip was surprisingly good on light (1) snow, unplowed and unsalted. Forced it into a couple controlled hard slides and it regained grip quickly and predictably. I'll be able to drive this tire fine this winter, looking forward to it. Very happy with my purchase so far and I'd recommend the AS-03 in a heartbeat. For the price, it's surprised at every turn (ba-dum chhhh) and has been a great all-rounder.

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