Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

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Vehicle: 2005 Volvo XC70 Standard Model
Miles Driven on Tires: 5,000
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Easy Going
Michelin Defender
Initial Review: 5,000 miles on tires
March 15, 2013

I had 2 sets of Hydroedge which I really liked, they are no longer made and the Guardian is, so Michelin Guardian says, the Hydroedge's replacement. The Guardian is a great tire but does not have the Hydroedge's ride comfort. It has a harsher ride especially over bumps. At 5000 miles shows no wear. I spend 6 summer months in FL and 6 winter months in MD. Great in the rain, Great in the snow (I have AWD), even better on dry roads. Another great Michelin tire.

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