Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

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Vehicle: 1998 Buick Lesabre
Miles Driven on Tires: 12,000
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Michelin Defender
Initial Review: 12,000 miles on tires
December 05, 2012

The ride quality went down, the noise level went up. I have hat these on My 1998 Buick LeSabre and can't stand them. The wet traction is awful. I was coming around a turn on a on ramp and was accelerating faster as I was at the end of the turn going around 15mph's on wet pavement, then my tires broke loose and the car wanted to go strait. All together I think it's foolish to buy a 90,000 tire. The higher the mileage the warranty is, the harder the rubber will be. If you want traction you want a softer tire.I will have a slightly used set for sale soon. Then I will go back to the BridgeStone Insignia SE200's. Those are exceptional, especially for the price.

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