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Old 25-12-2016, 01:48 AM   #16
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I've just replaced Michelin Energy Savers with four Michelin Cross Climate tyres. I'm pleased with them so far.
Did this on my wife's Civic just over a year ago, and also very pleased with the tyres. Much quieter than the ES tyres, and appear to be wearing better too. The car feels less fidgety in the wet and is much better at dealing with standing water.
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Old 25-12-2016, 02:52 AM   #17
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Old 25-12-2016, 04:55 AM   #18
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^ Loving the comments to this too...

How many times have you meet someone who is in the industry and thinks that gives him to right to claim he knows everything there is to know about the industry.
God bless them - but only for today.
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Old 25-12-2016, 08:05 AM   #19
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I never buy Michelin, as never been impressed with them.
I agree, Michelin should have a new slogan, "Always the dearest, never the best"!
I bought Michelin Primacy's which were not even as good as my budget Falkens.

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Old 25-12-2016, 10:12 AM   #20
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Can't help with the Michelin Energy tyres but have recently bought a set of Michelin Cross Climates for my CLK and am delighted. I drove through heavy rain recently and the new tyres were a great improvement over the earlier Pirelli 6000s.


I have the same on my S204, superb tyres and mine seems to be lasting very well after 12 months or so.


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Old 25-12-2016, 10:33 AM   #21
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I rate all Michelin tyres very highly. Not only that they recently honoured a warranty claim for 4 tyres which had deteriorated prematurely.
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Old 25-12-2016, 11:05 AM   #22
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Old 25-12-2016, 11:10 AM   #23
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Pirelli best in wet cornering!!!!! Not in my experience. Their wet grip was woefully inadequate.

Agree Michelin should be #1 excellent tyre wet or dry. Last well too
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Old 25-12-2016, 11:20 AM   #24
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Pirelli best in wet cornering!!!!! Not in my experience. Their wet grip was woefully inadequate.

Agree Michelin should be #1 excellent tyre wet or dry. Last well too
Yep, not sure how they've voted Pirelli high in the wet??
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Old 26-12-2016, 11:09 AM   #25
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Yep, not sure how they've voted Pirelli high in the wet??
Strange that. It must be like ADAC magazine where the German car always wins the car tests and Continental always win the tyre tests.......mmmmmm. Odd that.
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Old 26-12-2016, 12:01 PM   #26
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Pirelli best in wet cornering!!!!! Not in my experience. Their wet grip was woefully inadequate.
When the P Zeros are new and temperatures middling to warm, I've always found their wet grip to be good. It's when they're a bit worn and temperatures are lower that they are downright awful.

So basically most of the time you're driving in the UK, P Zeros are carp...
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Old 26-12-2016, 12:49 PM   #27
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As with all manufactures who make a range of tyres, some will be better than others in certain areas, but in general Michelin are amongst the very best tyres money can buy.

Yes some cheaper tyres can be okay but in general Michelin are worth the extra
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Old 29-12-2016, 12:05 AM   #28
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Been through Bridgestones (noisy and not fantastic)
Continental (Good tyres All round)
Goodyear Asymmetric 3
(Awesome , in rain in dry and quite plus economical)
Michelin pilot sport
(Average all round )
Just put some p6000 on front
(Seem ok)
Uniroyal rain sport 3
On rears will adjust air pressure and then let you know
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Old 29-12-2016, 03:38 AM   #29
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I have tried:
ContiSportContact 5P - really good grip in wet and dry but wore out very fast.
Goodyear AS2 - good all round.
Michelin PSS - Similar grip to the continental but a lot better wearing.

Michelin Pilot Sport 4S is being released next month to replace the Super Sports and is meant to be even better.

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Old 29-12-2016, 02:21 PM   #30
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Can't help with the Michelin Energy tyres but have recently bought a set of Michelin Cross Climates for my CLK and am delighted. I drove through heavy rain recently and the new tyres were a great improvement over the earlier Pirelli 6000s.
Anything is better than the P6000. Those were some of the worst tyres I have ever seen. Not sure if there was any rubber compound in them or if it was just hard plastic. I will go as far as saying there are budget tyres that are better than them.
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