Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

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Vehicle: 2001 Honda CR-V
Miles Driven on Tires: 3,500
Location: CHICAGO, IL
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Michelin Defender
Initial Review: 3,500 miles on tires
April 10, 2013

My 2001 had Yokohamas on it when I bought it (Used). Tread date on tire was 2007. I bought the car in 2009 and they were dry rotting by 2012. They were also very loud, with a high pitch hum on the highway. These Defenders are so much quieter I can't beleive it. No hum. Great handling so far. We never got a great snowfall here in Chicago so I can't rate them in deep snow but they did save my butt when a car pulled out of an alley on an icy road and these babies gripped! I had Harmonys on my old CRV but I like these even better.

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