Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

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Vehicle: 2000 Cadillac Seville STS
Miles Driven on Tires: 55,400
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Spirited
Michelin Primacy MXV4
Follow-Up Review: 56,000 miles on tires
January 10, 2014
At around 56000 miles, I finally gave up the Michelins for a set of the new Kumho PA31. The first thing I noticed is the balance: The Kumhos are smooth as butter all the way up to 80+ (and quieter), where the Michelins went out of balance between 70-80 mph. Even after a rebalance/rotate around 30,000 miles, the Michelins were still out of round. They do track better than the Kumho PA31s, and were actually a little better in rain conditions. All said and done, I find this tire to be worthy of the All Season benchmark tire. The best part about these Michelins was the stability, predictability and tread life. If only they would balance...
Initial Review: 55,400 miles on tires
January 02, 2014

I managed to get over 50,000 miles out of these tires, and they wore very evenly. There is very little siping left once down to just above the wear bars, so wet and ice/snow traction suffers greatly once you are near the end. Dry traction remains great of course. Up to the 40,000 mile mark the tires were great in all conditions, and should be considered the benchmark for all season tires for mid-size sedans. I have ordered a set of Kumho Ecsta PA31 for the next go around, as my Caddy STS just isn't ready to die yet with 159,000 miles. I would recommend these Michelins for those that can afford them.

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