Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion ATR

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Vehicle: 2005 Mercury Mariner 2wd Standard Model
Miles Driven on Tires: 55,000
Location: CARY, NC
Driving Condition: Mostly City
Driving Style: Average
Pirelli Scorpion ATR
Initial Review: 55,000 miles on tires
April 25, 2013

Bought these tires to replace the ONM Continentals, which were horrible. At the time I lived in PA, so I wanted tires that could handle moderate snow, which they performed well. Initially the tires were very good in wet conditions, but as the tread wore down some slippage developed from a standing start, but they never hydoplaned. These tires are of block design and I learned the hard way that rotation is essential at every oil change or 5K miles. I let the tires go due to a minor misalignment and they became very noisy. I had them shaved to even out the tread and with frequent rotation I got another 20K out of the tires. Just replaced the tires with 4/32 ends left, so the tread wear is excellent, even after shaving off some tread. These are good rugged tires and I would recommend them for heavy duty use. I went with a different brand this time as snow is no longer an issue for me. One more item, in five years the price of these tires has almost doubled,

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