Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

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Vehicle: 2008 Ford Fusion SE
Miles Driven on Tires: 170
Location: Lake Geneva, WI
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Michelin Primacy MXM4
Follow-Up Review: 400 miles on tires
July 19, 2012
It finally rained last night.These tires go through puddles like a hot knife through butter.It is also amazing how similar traction and cornering is,to dry weather performance.The rounded European Profile sidewalls are perfect for the earlier model year Fusions. They help a lot to improve steering response.The 2010 Fusions got a welcome improvement to their steering.Have not noticed anything to complain about yet.Looking forward to pushing the limits of these tires and updating my review as I encounter different conditions. About noise level,which is really usually no concern of mine unless the noise is obnoxious.There are MANY differerent road surfaces out there and at highway speeds on some surfaces these tires may seem noisy to some people. However,most of the time(with the windows and sunroof open)all I hear is my engine accellerating and the NOISE COMING FROM THE TIRES ON ALL THE OTHER VEHICLES on the road.
Initial Review: 170 miles on tires
July 13, 2012

After riding on these tires for only 170 miles,during a drought,I can already be sure of a few facts.The original Goodyear RS-A's were a decent tire for only about the first 10K miles. They deteriorated progressively since.At 40K and 5-6/32 tread left,the only thing that improved was predictable handling(bad as I now realize).Those were the 3rd or 4th Goodyears that I have inherited.They were by far the best at first,but they deteriorated much faster than the others.I would never purchase a car with Goodyears unless there was an allowance to buy new tires.I enjoy feeling the road under me,and the Michelins accomplish that,while also being the quietest and most predictable tires Ive owned.I might be even more pleased with UHP all-season tires.If these grand touring tires perform even close to the way they did in Tire Rack tests,reviews,and customer surveys in rain snow and treadlife;I will be happy enough with them.The sport suspension on my Fusion has come alive way more even than when I drove it off the lot.It is like a different car.Better in every way with absolutely NO adverse trade-offs!

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