Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot HX MXM4

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Vehicle: 2010 Mercedes-Benz C300
Miles Driven on Tires: 4,000
Location: Columbia, SC
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Michelin Pilot HX MXM4
Follow-Up Review: 18,000 miles on tires
May 12, 2012
After driving on these tires for a year and almost 20K miles I'm even more dissappointed in Michelin. I'm down to the wear bars on these now and I can't accelerate out of corners without the traction control going nuts on dry pavement. Even after the tires being warm. FORGET about it in the RAIN. I am trying not to drive in bad weather until my new tires come in. I ordered a pair of Kumho Ecsta 4X in 255/40/17 instead of the stock 245's. I'm hoping that the new tires live up to the reviews on here as well as the Michelins did but in the opposite direction. Ultimately what's the purpose of owning a Euro Sport Sedan if the tires take the Sport out of the equation? Happy Driving everyone!
Initial Review: 4,000 miles on tires
July 08, 2011

These tires were original to my car when purchased. Had I known how bad they were with wet traction I would have asked the dealer for different tires before I bought this car. I have a hard time driving when it's wet or raining. You have to baby the throttle in this car with these tires when it's wet out. The traction control is working overtime just trying to keep you on the road unless you are going way less than the posted speed limits. It feels unsafe at normal speeds when it's wet out. When it's dry it's an average tire at best. The cornering stability is very shaky. They are unpredictable when transitioning switchbacks. If you like to actually drive your European Sports Sedan then ditch these at the earliest and get some Continental Extreme Contact DWS's.

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