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Old 23-12-2016, 07:11 PM   #1
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Michelin tyres

Anyone had experience with Michelin energy saver tyres?

I have a C200

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Old 23-12-2016, 07:47 PM   #2
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My car was fitted with them from new. I have no complaints. Replaced rears at 37k and fronts at 48k. They seem to be the only ones listed for my tyre size as well. 195 60 16
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Old 23-12-2016, 08:00 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 23-12-2016, 08:19 PM   #4
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I won't and never have fitted any other make of tyre.
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Old 23-12-2016, 08:22 PM   #5
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Had 4 new Michelin Energy Saver tyres on the Renault. They were fine. Hope this helps.
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Thanks guys, great help
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Old 23-12-2016, 09:30 PM   #7
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Had Michelin energy savers fitted from new (205/55/R16) and I've found them to perform well for a summer tyre, are quiet and last well. You can also get the MO variant easily.
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Can you get a MO in 195/60/15 91V...?
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Old 24-12-2016, 02:14 PM   #9
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My car was fitted with them from new. I have no complaints. Replaced rears at 37k and fronts at 48k. They seem to be the only ones listed for my tyre size as well. 195 60 16
That's some mileage out of a set of tyres.

I thought mine were doing well. I have 14K on a set of the same size with 5.7mm of tread remaining. I've no reason to think energy savers are noisy or uncomfortable but when it's time for a change my priorities if there are any better tyres will be ride comfort and quietness.
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Old 24-12-2016, 02:22 PM   #10
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I won't and never have fitted any other make of tyre.
I never buy Michelin, as never been impressed with them.
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I have found energy savers noisy and with grip in wet conditions extremely low. Just changed to Michelin cross climates and the difference is amazing. People by energy savers for economy of higher MPG and lower rolling resistance. Unfortunately those 2 things equate to no wet grip and being useless in cold conditions.

Two things I never cheap out on and that's brakes and tyres.
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Old 24-12-2016, 03:41 PM   #12
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I have found energy savers noisy and with grip in wet conditions extremely low. Just changed to Michelin cross climates and the difference is amazing. People by energy savers for economy of higher MPG and lower rolling resistance. Unfortunately those 2 things equate to no wet grip and being useless in cold conditions.

Two things I never cheap out on and that's brakes and tyres.
Energy Savers are not cheap and the wet grip rating is B out of A-G, so hardly diabolical.
Noise rating is 70 and 68 dB respectively so not a vast difference.
I don't find them noisy at all.
But each to their own choice and opinion.

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I live in Wet west Wales with standing water on the roads on a near daily basis. I found the energy savers near lethal. Had them on for 3 years, switched last year and honestly found a massive difference. Agree it will depend on vehicle and location though.
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Old 24-12-2016, 06:27 PM   #14
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Odd thing about Michelin Energy savers; the MO version has a B rating for fuel economy and the normal version has a C rating. MO version seems to be cheaper too.
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I've just replaced Michelin Energy Savers with four Michelin Cross Climate tyres. I'm pleased with them so far.
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