I was shopping for a quiet smooth riding tire. The original Goodyear tires on my car lasted 75k miles & were OK but noisy. Went with Big-O next & got 55k miles & they handled so much better than the Goodyears but were still noisy. Got another set of Big-O's next generation (a step up from previous set) and wow. These tires were loud, couldn't handle wet or light snow at all, and wore completely out (zero tread left and very bad uneven wear bars). Big-O said struts were bad & caused wear, handling, & noise issues & wanted a small fortune to replace suspension & tires. I went next door to Ken Towerys & had it all checked. They said all suspension was good & weren't sure why the tires were so bad. They had a special on these Yoko's & the tech assured me that they were good high middle class tires. Well i was shocked immediately. My car has never driven so smooth & quiet, not even new. These tires handle great, cornering, stopping, starting, wet traction, even descent on snow as long as u drive like it's snowing. I drive 90% hwy & have over 7k on them, they tread still looks new. I hope they last & handle well as they wear but if this first 7k is any indication these tires could outlast my car, well into the 230k mile range. I don't get the bad wet & snow handling & bad wear out reviews i have been reading, it's not my story. Im buying another set this weekend for my Civic. Well worth it at regular price, but catch a sale & sail away.
Goodyear Eagle RS-A are what comes standard with the Pontiac Vibe. Have gone thru 3 sets of these before finally researching better tires. Now with other better tires (Pirelli P7) I realize how lousy these OEM tires are! I can now hear the engine mechanical noise over the tire road noise. The noise inside the car was terrible before; now it's so reduced I can hear white noise and minor sounds of the stereo audio. These tires have always had problems skidding if I braked a too hard or accelerated a too fast, specially on wet pavement; have had quite a few unpleasant moments. Avoid at any cost: Goodyear needs to get their stuff together, and there's way better tires available.