Very sticky, responsive, doesn't chunk out on the track. Fantastic track day tire compared to my previous Kumho's.
They are surprisingly comfortable to the track. Not nearly as hard of a ride as the kumho's, which weren't really in this aggressive of a class of tire. Wasn't expecting that as all I really wanted was sticky track day tires.
I had to purchase new tires on the rear only because Honda had control arm issue which made inside edge of tires wear out prematurely on a $200 Michelin pilot sport tire.So I replaced control arms and went with less expensive Michelin defender.So far their quiet and very smooth.Michelin are more pricey but worth the money.Honda never did reimburse me even though there was technical service bulletin exposing their design error with suspension because I bought vehicle used and never received mail for class action suit.I still like my Honda though-it's a great car.
Will never ever buy again.
I had a now obsolete assurance tyre that lasted 80,000kms and gave me outstanding mileage. Within 2 weeks of this tyre I knew that it would much cheaper for me if I threw them in the tip and bought some new tyres. I was right.
The fuel consumption INCREASED by 10% for the life of the tyre.....which has only been 40,000kms and now I need to replace them because it sounds like I'm driving a truck.
I have driven this car for 340,000kms and this is the worst tyre ever
Nexen 5000's are the sole WORST tire to have in Winter conditions especially if you have a light vehicle with a manual transmission. from a dead stop; I can burn the tires in 1st going to second gear on a 1.8 L engine. and the car won't even move on wet pavement in a need for slightly faster acceleration from a dead stop. Snow/ice handling is dreadful; im a very cautious driver and in snowy and icy weather I make sure im so far behind others that it usually annoys people behind me; but that's usually because I don't have trust in these tires and they work the ABS for all its worth every time I slowly even come to a slicker intersection. My nerves are SHOT by the time I get to my destination. im putting my Goodyear Eagle RS-A's back on my car for the winter months.
In dry months and light fall weather; these tires are wonderful; they grip well, they mostly quiet, nice ride and hold well when cornering. just don't trust them for your deep winter months.