Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy MXV4 S8

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Vehicle: 2003 Honda Accord Sedan EX V6
Miles Driven on Tires: 44,790
Location: Sterling, VA
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Michelin Energy MXV4 S8
Initial Review: 44,790 miles on tires
April 13, 2012

Had them on my new 2003 Honda Accord EX V6. They performed well for the most part, with the exception of deep snow. The car handling is fine but the tires do not like hard cornering, they start to loose grip way before the car suspension gives in. These tires are also very quiet, unlike my last set of Dunlop on my old '93 Maxima. Granted, this car is no BMW but its handling is the best among the Japanese contemporary comparable mid size cars. Even some unsuspected underpowered bimmers and audi's will smell my exhaust in a hurry in a straight line start or on highway. I was fairly unlucky with this set as I lost two before their due dates. I lost one tire due to the ----ed pot hole on VA street that take out the tire sidewall at 4K. I had to replace a pair ($300) in 2004 to get matching traction at the front end. I lost another at 44K because some idiot dropped a large 2.5 bolt on the road and it went into my side wall, puncturing a big hole. The guy replaces my tire found the bolt inside the tire as I did not know why the tire blew out at 45mph. I think I will probably get another 5K out of this set before I had to replace it for the next winter. For V rate tires, they are not bad in terms of wear but I will probably replace them with the newer Primacy H rate. Some other reviewers actually got better than 50K mileage with these tires, I assume they only got the H rate tires.

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