while driving a
(225/50 R17 V) on
a combination of roads
Bought these a few weeks ago online winter tires are very hard to get becauase of the extreme (for Holland) winter conditions which came early this year.
I Just bought my car in the beginning of november and it was fitted with Vredestein Sportrac 2 Tires wich are dreadful in every aspect.
Traction: Great, better than my old summer tires can accelerate and corner faster
Steering\Handling: Very accurate and progressive, you can slightly feel load changes in long fast corners when the rear end of the car is setting. Good feedback in the steering wheel.
Comfort: Very Impressive, Quiet(better than the Vredesteins and not to hard
Steering\Handling: Equally impressive
Snow: Good traction and breaking. I can only compare them ro my summer tires and what a difference. Off course traction isn't endless but it's easy to control even a heavy car like mine and you're quite able to steer with the gas pedal (that's why I love RWD. Haven't got stuck yet(with summer tires i did)
All in all a good performance.
Ice: We've quite some ice on the road these past two weeks and i mean Ice not 'icy conditios). This is where the tire let me down a bit, but i don't know what tire can excell on pure Ice. Breaking and traction were minimal, steering was still ok (although I was sliding over 4 wheels onc or twice on roundabouts.
Wear: Cannot say anything about wear yet, just fiited 300 miles. But my experince with Michelin is that they offer great wear and great performance over the entire lifespan of the tire not only
Conclusion: Great in the dry and wet, good in the snow. Not so good on ice.
All in all a comfortable sporty tire with good handling characteristics.
It does trade some of its winter capablities for this.
This tire does what it is designed for.