Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Energy Saver A/S

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Vehicle: 2007 Hyundai Sonata Limited
Miles Driven on Tires: 4,000
Location: buffalo, ny
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Michelin Energy Saver A/S
Follow-Up Review: 8,000 miles on tires
June 24, 2012
I have driven these tires for a bit over 8k miles. In that time they have been rotated twice and balanced 6 times. New brakes and front struts... still these are not any better. I called two weeks ago to inquire as to my options, informed that there is a one year out of round warranty. Prior to this fourteen month registering of complaint with tire rack only went to dealer... dealer is frustrated because they have tried everything and have paid for three of the six balances... Mileage is worse than with the Turanza's. If I were getting five or six miles more per gallon I would live with the little red wagon like ride. I am sorely disappointed in these tires and hope they wear out quickly... The next set will be Turanza's.... they were so superior in every category, I am terrifically displeased and would very much like to be able to afford to throw them away and go back to the Turanza's... The Turanza's were so superior to the Michelin Pilots that came on the car. These are worse than the Pilot's in nearly every category...
Initial Review: 4,000 miles on tires
October 21, 2011

The mileage this car, with my driving style, delivers has been in the 17-19 mpg. range in normal mixed driving. All highway and the number is near 30. Which is okay. Initially the trip meter showed an increase in mpg. This seems to be about the same as the bridgestone turanza serenity tires which were exceptional in rain, very quiet and delivered impressive traction in snow and ice. These tires ride very harshly, impart a sense of limited grip when navigating wet ramps or expressways with expansion joints, otherwise acceptable rain traction, not great. Tonight in heavy rain with puddling in the lanes at 45 mph the car pulled into the deeper right side. Even when the turanzas were at 3/32's tread thru never pulled in rain. Snow and slush was poor traction at that depth and we had a long winter last year. If the mileage were substantially better, perhaps 3-4 additional mpg (which seemed achievable but has since been very like the turanza's delivered) the poor ride quality would be worth the decreased comfort and less surefooted comportment. I ytcan only hope these energy saver a/s michelins give acceptable winter service and last longer than the 24-25k miles the first two sets delivered.

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