I purchased a set of Kumho Solus HA31's from 1010tires for my 06 Honda Accord commuter car. I decided to try out these "All Weather" tires to get away from seasonal changeovers for a car that doesn't leave the city. First impressions have been excellent. The tires ride quieter and corner more confidently than the Michelen MX4 all seasons and MUCH quieter that were on the car. I can't speak to their wet/snow/ice traction as so far I've only driven them on dry pavement, but I'm confident that with the softer compound, aggressive tread pattern and siping the traction should exceed an all-season. First impression is I'm very happy with my decision to switch to the Solus HA31's.
The Michelin MXV4 tires came as OEM when I purchased the Accord in 2006. When I replaced this month, they had 61,000+ miles and (surprisingly) plenty of tread left. (Tires were rotated each year & carefully checked the tread wear.) Never needed an alignment.
Ride was a bit soft, no undue noise; handling on wet (even snow) and dry roads was fine; gas mileage always as advertised. Would have liked a bit more traction in snow, but that is a quibble. One flat (screw lodged in tread of right front tire) in 8 years (readily repaired).
This week I noticed that a piece of the sidewall (about size of a nickel) on the right rear tire was gone -- could see the steel belt inside. Drove to the tire store without difficulty.
The good: Longest lasting tire I have ever had...have 95,000 miles on them and oil change tech said it is time to replace as the tread is low. Also, there are cracks on the outside of the sidewalls where I can see them...looks like dry rot. Comfort is okay. Tires seems to hold air fairly well, except it seems that one gets gunked up every year and goes low and has to be removed from rim and cleaned. Then holds air just fine. The bad: on roads with pavement that has grooved lines running parallel to shoulder of road these tires grip too much causing car to shimmy left and right. Hydroplane in wet conditions the older the tires get. Have always been terrible in snow, even plowed roads...no traction whatsoever. Ice - forget about it....no control.