Writing about the Falken Azenis FK510
Driving on mostly motorways
for 6000 spirited
After having Avon ZV7 as my go to tire for many years i thought it was time for something a little more spicy, a little more performance orientated, and after a recommendation from my local SEAT dealer i had a pair of Falken Azenis FK510 fitted. Initially the tires felt great, reasonably quiet at speed, great dry and wet grip, smooth over bumps, great feedback and very precise. at the time i wasn't so miffed about the price of £119 each.
Now after just 6000 miles (3 months), mixed driving styles, the tires are shot. As they have worn, grip level has remained consistent, the overall experience from the tire has been increasingly terrible. They are now the most uncomfortable, noisiest, most unrefined tires I've had fitted to a car. Just absolutely woeful.
My advice would be to avoid this tire at all costs unless grip is the only thing the matters to you.
I'm now taking the plunge on a pair of pilot sport 4 to see what all the fuss is about.