Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3

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Vehicle: 2000 Toyota Camry XLE V6
Miles Driven on Tires: 8,000
Location: Cambridge, ON
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3
Follow-Up Review: 20,000 miles on tires
October 31, 2012
After 4 years and over 20,000 miles I still get good very good performance in snow and ice conditions with these tires. However wet braking distances, as with all winter tires, are uncomfortabley long. As global warming greens our winters more and more good cold wet weather performace has become more important, making me wonder about the value of winter tires.
Initial Review: 8,000 miles on tires
January 23, 2010

I wanted winter tires that perform as well as my all season tires (Goodyear Tripletread on this car) in dry and wet winter conditions while having very good snow and ice performance. The Primacy Alpins certainly deliver. In dry and wet winter driving thay are very close to my Goodyear Tripletreads in noise, traction, braking and handling. In light snow they are very good and noticeably better than the Tripletreads. Their glare and black ice performance is again much better than the Tripletreads, but I rate it only as good. Changing tires twice a year (on three cars) is a pain, but the convenience, confidence and safety good winter tires deliver is well worth it.

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