Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated)

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Vehicle: 2006 Chevrolet Impala LTZ
Miles Driven on Tires: 10,000
Location: Amherst, NY
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Yokohama AVID ENVigor (H- or V-Speed Rated)
Follow-Up Review: 45,000 miles on tires
June 27, 2013
So i didnt get the maximum life out of the tires, but I drove on them like I stole it. Dry and Wet, best tire I ever had, snow-forget it. Unless you have a lot of tread left, than its ok, anything less than 80% wear, dont even try. I didnt buy them again, as I like to try new tires out. But for a 3 season tire they were great. Granted, an Impala is no real sports car, but it sure felt like one with these tires on it. I went with Continental Purecontacts this time, as the treadwear is at 700 and they are V-rated, which is unheard of to me. By the time my Imp needs a new set, and these are still being made (hopefully improved upon) I would probably buy them again if the price is right.
Initial Review: 10,000 miles on tires
April 20, 2011

Rotated these tires once. My wife takes the car on long road trips and the wear seems to be pretty even. With the recent weather we have here, I would rate this tire as awesome in dry and wet traction. I can take on ramps and off ramps with confidence as the tires grip awesome in both dry and wet conditions. The tires will chirp off the line, especially in a turn, but just a chirp or two and youre off like a rocket. The stock Goodyear RS-2's that came on the car were complete garbage, but most factory tires are(they make them softer to quiet the ride down). Light snow is ok for an all season. Deep snow is ok, but snow tires should really be used for this. It was a tough call for me between this tire and the General Altimax HP, but this tire has a higher tread rating, and looks cooler too. Now that the G-max AS-03 came out, my next tire choice might be more difficult. But if you have a fwd Impala 3.5/3.9/ or the SS. I'd would tell you straight up-buy these tires, you wont be disapointed.

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