Great tires for the price, until I hit 24,000 miles and had the tire disintegrate on the interstate doing 70 mph. There was nothing in the road, and the tire appeared to have a belt separate and go within about 4 seconds. I would confirm the failure, but the tire was half a mile back with only the sidewalls on the rim. That failure should not have happened. Tires were fine until this catastrophic failure. Tread wear was great until that point, then there was nothing. 5/32 measured on the other tires.
Have had these tires for over 75000 miles (mostly highway) over 4+ years and still using them. Barely had enough tread to pass inspection this time so will replace in the next month or so. Wear was a little uneven, but overall I am satisfied with these tires.
Not a lot of kilometers on the tires yet but these are superior to the Kumhos I just took off, stick to the icy road like glue and plow through snow like a tractor. My wife took the car out for a spin around the subdivision after a 7 inch snowfall waving and laughing at the stuck schoolbuses and all our neighbours that couldn't move past their driveway!
I bought these tires 2 months ago, and I must say I am impressed it has been raining , snowing and icing here in Ohio, and I cannot complain one bit about these tires. They do really well in the bad weather.
I've always been a Blizzak guy as far as winter tires were concerned, but this season I decided to go with the Xi3s not only because the reviews of their winter condition performance were great, but also because the reviews of their dry road performance were exceptional. I normally drive on dry paved roads and see snow and ice conditions only when I hit the ski hills twice a month or so.
Well, I’ve driven on these tires now for almost two months and can say they are outstanding. In dry conditions, the tires handle much the same as all-season tires with just a touch more “squish” to them. The noise levels are practically the same (maybe even lower?) as all-seasons and are not worth mentioning.
More importantly, in snow and ice, they perform just as well as the highly regarded Blizzaks. One trip to the ski hills saw heavy snow conditions dumping about 15cm of new snow on the ground. About a dozen or so vehicles were stuck or slipping on the steep climb up to the ski resort but my FWD corolla had no problems whatsoever, albeit driving in low gear. The parking lot was unplowed but the tires rode like they were on rails and got me to where I needed to go, safe and sound.
I’ve had no qualms with Blizzaks when it came to its handling in snow and ice but I find its dry road behavior just a bit lacking. With the Xi3s giving me the same amount of confidence in winter conditions as the Blizzaks and superior comfort and ride in dry conditions, Michelin has won me over as a new loyal customer.
Michelin Harmony was an improvement over the OEM goodyears (forgot the model) that came on the Corolla. At 60,000 miles one tire has become very noisy. There is lots of tread left on all tires so I expect the 80,000 mile will be realized. Snow traction could be better.