The Pilot Sport A/S Plus tires previously on my car offered incredible traction even in packed snow. They did suffer from unusual wear though and for that reason I decided to try the A/S 3 tire. However, shame on Michelin for introducing new Ultra-High Performance tires that go backwards in terms of traction by a fair margin. The tires perform worse than the A/S Plus even in dry/wet conditions and pretty poorly in snow conditions. Yes, overall they are better than typical All-Season tires but I would go back to the A/S Plus tires in a heartbeat.
I am on my third set of these tires. Got 90K on first set and 100K on second set. 3rd set is at 40k and really loud. Not sure what has changed with the tires, but the noise is unbearable. They sound like mud tires rolling down the highway and the tread is still great with no apparent defects or unusual wear.
I have a 2008 Honda Accord EXL V6. ; replaced tires with BF Goodrich Advantage TA and car drove like a tank. Took tires off the next day replaced with the OEM Pilot HX MXM4. These tires are awesome and I advise if you have them to stick with them. They hug the road like glue
I purchased four Cooper CS4 tires in June of 2012 I now have 30,000+ miles on the tires. I have noticed the tires are so noisy that holding a conversation or listening to the radio is a problem. I have also noticed the ride is harder now than when the tires were first purchased. I am satisfied with the tire wear at this point in time. I was wondering is there a soft outer layer of rubber on the tire that wears in time down to a harder layer. I have also noticed the grip on wet pavement is less when starting from a full stop. I did go thru a period of losing air in one tire. It took the tire shop about 4 tries to get the leak at the bead stopped. All in all I am satisfied with the tires except for the road noise. I rated the snow bar low because I don't get snow here in the deep south
About a year and a half ago I put 65kmi Continental Tiger Paw's on my car and have hated them since about a month after I got them. They were terribly noisey and just didn't ride well. I only had about 15kmi on the tires. My 2 year old would shake in her car seat on the highway and they couldn't be balanced any better. I couldn't stand it anymore and got these Nitto's and the difference is night and day. I don't remember my car ever riding this quietly. No complaints.
Probably the best tire for the money you can get. The trade off for its excellent grip is tread wear. When one goes up the other goes down. Oh...and If you live in an area with snow and ice (Canada), buy winter tires. These tires should be in the Summer category, not all season.
Replaced Michelin MXM4 at 28000 km as one tire bubbled and generally tire slipped on any surface wet or dry. Was told Versado LX great tire, long treadlife, comfy, quiet. Not! I noticed vibration on steering wheel at speeds over 90 km/hr first week. Toyo rep said nothing wrong. Have had 2 high speed balances with no benefit. Now, less than 20000 km later and repetitive complaints, I have been told tires are feathering and have to be replaced. Waiting to see what Toyo rep will say. Tire was quiet initially but now constant droning is driving me nuts. As noisy as winter Toto Garret KX tire (at least the Garret is smooth at highway speeds). Tire slips when accelerating on wet surface, even if doing so gently. I switch to winter tires so cannot comment amount snow grip, but definitely not great on wet surface.Would not recommend this tire.
No comparison to original tires- these can't measure up at all. I was down to 3/32 before I decided on tires- sorry I went with Proxes4 - should have gone with Kuhmo Platinum. These tires are a huge disappointment, hard riding, loud, easy to slip=great if your a drifter but not otherwise! My old worn OEM tires would still grab in light rain better than these "new tread design" tires. I'll have to live with my mistake for awhile before I can afford better tires. Was totally swayed by other positive reviews, should have listened to those negative ones more closely.