Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

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Vehicle: 2009 Honda Civic Sedan Si
Miles Driven on Tires: 31,000
Location: Shorewood, IL
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Michelin Pilot HX MXM4
Initial Review: 31,000 miles on tires
September 14, 2012

The o.e.m. tires on the car when delivered will probably last 35,000 miles when the wear-indicators are flush with the tread. While I would consider this unacceptable for a general use all-season radial, this is the best tire I've owned for performance driving while still getting around in rain and snow. I was so impressed with it that, now that replacement time has arrived, I re-upped for the o.e.m. tire on a set of OZ Alleggerita HLT rims (25% + lighter than Honda's Si alloy).

Steering feel, turn-in, and lateral grip are excellent. The car is used for track days and to do the Tail of the Dragon about twice a year (each). It gets around fine in light snow. It sees regular rain use on Interstates with no aquaplaning at above-legal speeds. I have not noticed the noise that some other reviewers complain of. it is as grippy as the Goodrich T/A's I upgraded to on my Mazda RX-7, quieter, and has a more supple ride.

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