Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour HP

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Vehicle: 2011 Volkswagen Touareg
Miles Driven on Tires: 100
Location: Fort Polk, LA
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Michelin Latitude Tour HP
Follow-Up Review: 2,000 miles on tires
June 07, 2012
I drove from Fort Polk, LA to Dallas, TX last week with great weather. With proper tire inflation and balancing, these tire ride great. Louisiana has a mix of good and bad roads that go from blacktop to cement, so cracks and road deviations can be felt and heard with any tire. When we drove around the Dallas area, with their awesome roads, these tires showed how well made and good they are. I still do not understand how anyone can give a bad review for these tires. I do not plan on driving in deep snow with them, as I prefer a winter dedicated tire for safety purposes. Lastly, I have noticed an small increase in gas mileage as trip to Dallas netted me 400 miles in a half a tank of diesel! Go VW TDI!!!
Initial Review: 100 miles on tires
May 13, 2012

I am not sure what bad reviews could come from using this superior tire.
First; one must ensure that they are using the vehicle recommended tire pressure, my 2011 VW Touareg Sport TDI requires 33 psi front and 38 psi rear.
Second; these tires are so smooth and quiet riding, yet firm and controlled on turns. They also improved the stopping distance over the stock Goodyear LS-2s, which I hated.
Lastly; these tires look to be well made, which I believe that you get what you pay for. They were expensive, but I refuse to purchase cheep tires for my heavy and powerful Touareg. The VW minimal tire speed rating is an H-speed rating, but I went a step better and got these tires in the V-rating with an N1 designator, made for the Porsche Cayanne, a similar family of vehicles!
Bottom Line; these tires are great. They are very quiet, handle extremely well, and look good as well.

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