Bought 4 tires from a Toyota dealer in Boston in October 2013. Now many cracks (up to 1-2 inch long) show up under tread blocks in 2 tires after less than 20,000 miles driving. The dealer refuses to do anything.
My second winter, Excellent tires! I've tried many winter tires and this is at the Michelin Xi3 level for sure, on ice. A bit noisy, but that reflects in price. And in snow the traction is better than Michelin, Pirelli or Good Year. ( I'm not using studs)
By far the noisiest tires I have ever owned , less than 15,000 on the tires and 50K on my camry xle , the space saver is quieter than these tires .
The only thing good about them is , they perform very well in the snow
If somebody looking for "summer" season tire do not search anymore . This is the winner !!
-excellent in wet conditions
-forget for winter
I am a rally car driver . I came to Ontario , Canada 5 years ago and I always laugh when I see a review about all-season tire start with "good surprise in snow" . That stupid has never used winter tire in winter condition . I think really important to have the right tire in the current season . Cost a lot of money but a set of tire mostly good enough for 4 years , or 80.000 kms. And if you have somebody to love :
SAFETY FIRST !!!
Personally I grew up in the car business in Europe and there is a tradition to have summer and winter set for the car .
So to repeat myself this tire is an excellent choice from April-November if you love to enjoy your car on the road .
Good luck !
Not the proper tire picture. Best tires what you can find for changing weather conditions. They are excellent on ice and snow. They are quiet. Driving every day between Toronto and Barrie where you can get everything including black ice, heavy rain or snow gives me security and comfort. This is number 1 winter tire.
Excellent tire for long road trips and local traffic driving. Great normal and more especially rain and icy road conditions and traction. High performance tire for regular, experienced and defensive drivers. A little road noise but nothing you would not already experience in a sporty car. My only request is that the tires would last longer than 40K. A great tire for my car, so no regrets tire. Just make sure to maintain your vehicle by ensuring that you rotate and balance your tires: Keep an eye on recommended tire pressure for maximizing fuel consumptions and squeeze the most out of these tires.
These tires did just what one would expect from Michelin. Good ride, handling and wet and dry traction. Camry's are very soft sprung and with the OEM Bridgestone tires it felt unsafe at times. The slightest sign of rain caused dangerous hydroplaning. The Michelin's perform excellent in the rain or on dry pavement, offer a good ride and track perfectly. At just a few dollars more than lessor tires why compromise?