Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V4 ES H105

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Vehicle: 2008 Audi A4 2.0T quattro Premium Package
Miles Driven on Tires: 4,000
Location: Lawrenceville, GA
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Hankook Ventus V4 ES H105
Follow-Up Review: 38,000 miles on tires
December 22, 2012
Having driven 38,000 miles on these tires now, I can say they have been very good in all areas except noise level. They quiet down at very high speeds, but around town and on normal highways they have gotten incredibly noisy. This is really too bad because the tread is wearing very evenly and there is still plenty of it left, even though the tires are only rated for 42,000 miles. If it was not for the excessive noise these tires generate I would buy them again, as they handle all weather conditions very well, still track nice and straight, and are perfectly balanced. I think Hankook is a very good brand, but they need to come out with an amazing tire to compete with the Yokohama AVID Ascend and Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum I'm considering replacing these with.
Initial Review: 4,000 miles on tires
February 10, 2011

These came on my certified pre-owned Audi A4. The dealer installed them prior to delivery. Maybe it's the Quattro system on my car, but I had zero trouble driving on inch-thick ice and snow at moderate highway speeds (50 mph). I was very surprised at this, as these tires do not make obvious claims about being good in snow/ice by the way the tread pattern was designed. They were a little noisy when brand-new, but they seem to have gotten quieter and smoother after initial break-in. I think a set of Continental ExtremeContact DWS will be in order next time around. I had those on my old BMW and they were AMAZING, but I would not be opposed to having these Hankooks again. I already have a giant screw in one, so it's likely ruined. I recommend road hazard tire coverage if you live in Atlanta, lots of rubbish in the roads here.

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