Average to poor cornering ability and 24,000klm short of warranty. Avoid.
I am usually a proponent of Coopers Tyres, I have been running them on my SUVs for decades. Given I occasionally need to drive on dirt roads in my daily driver sedan I thought it might put a set of coopers on approximately 18 months ago. To say I am disappointed is an understatement. These are very expensive tyres (30% more expensive) you might expect to get the extra mileage as suggested by the usually extended warranty distance (80,000klms) however I fell short by 24,000klm. I have never been hard on tyres, past sets have managed respectable ...mileages. This tyre represents poor value in my opinion. But what really irks me is how quickly these tyres give out when cornering. On acceleration and braking they are totally acceptable, but for whatever reason should you find yourself needing to corner hard please watch out. These are no performance tyre and corner considerably worse than the cheap tyres sold on new Toyotas.
Purchased in January 2018.
Awesome tyres for the price. Running them on a kia sorento 2015. As long as they are rotated properly they should last 20-30000 km longer than their nearest competitor. Grip uncompromised even in the wet. Great follow on from the cs4's which I had on an old x-trail.
Purchased in January 2019.
Great First Impression
I have had these installed on my Subaru Forester XT and have driven about 5000 km. This has included driving on the beach and along riverbed type 4x4 tracks with plenty of sharp rocks.
The tyres have performed well with no damage evident from the rough tracks while still outperforming the cheap road tyres that were previously on the car during on road performance. Including high speed on wet roads.
Overall I am happy so far and will consider these a good value buy even if I only get another 30,000 km which they should far exceed.
Purchased in July 2019.
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Good change to start
Just replaced Toyo A24 with Cooper's today. It rained all day today and I can clearly feel the comfort in wet condition on day 1 comparing with the first day of buying the car. The old ones started deteriorating at 60K and we're done and dusted by 74K. These come with 80K warranty. Let's hope they keep the same way going forward
Very quiet, have only noticed wear is almost non-existence
My own vehicle is a Toyota Prado, GXL fitted four years ago with Cooper's AT3s H/D. Excellent purchase and wear, so when my wife's RAV4 needed new tyres we looked around for Cooper's. They are more expensive, but as the car is only 5 years old and already had its original and a further set from Bob Jane's, we decided Coopers would most likely work out cheaper in the long-run. We found they were readily available within 24 hours. Purchased from Beaurepairs, Port Adelaide, with the only hiccup being, the sales person ordered four instead of five..., although we paid and later collected the fifth. The wear is almost negligible, and they are as quiet as any other tyre, after around five months use at something like 4,000 km. I am very pleased, my wife wouldn't know, as she would only say, if they were bad and needed replacing and as she hasn't said anything except that she loves her RAV4, I assume the tyres are a great investment. Her service is due in the next two weeks, so I'll get her to have the wheels rotated.
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I purchased these tyres 3 months ago and have done around 5000kms in this time. The tyres are wearing very well and a great in wet weather conditions and gravel roads. The car is also much better on fuel and has a much smoother ride. I highly recommend these tyres for a safer drive.
What can I say, Cooper are a very good tyre manufacture.
They are more expensive but worth it.
These are my 3rd set of Coopers on this car and I can't recommend them highly enough.
They are over a year old and have few thousand of kms on them but still look like new.
Still very quiet, smooth and we feel reassured driving on them.
I bought them from Tyrepower at Geebung, Qld. Chris is excellent to deal with.
Done at 25k on the front but the rear still like new
These Cooper CS5 tyres are good but on our particular SUV really needed to rotate them front to back at 10000 or 15000. Without rotation around the vehicle our front tyres were both equally done after 25000 kms and the rear tyres still have plenty of tread left. They are quiet on the highway and never missed a beat across a fairly wet season in SE Qld.
I purchased these tyres about a year ago and so far they are wearing very well. They are not noisy. They are great in wet weather and fuel economy has improved since I had these tyres fitted on my car. I have always been a Michelin girl but I may be convinced these are as good or better.
The tyres in my previous evaluation settled down after about a month and my feel for the road normalised.
I have just changed them after 100,000 klms. Quite impressive wear and tear.
Yes, I did replace them with the same tyres and there has been no repeat of the original problem.
Looking forward to seeing how they perform
Have just had these tyres fitted after the factory fitted yokos needed replacing after 33,000kms. I drive on a mix of sealed and unsealed roads (rather than heavy duty off roading etc). I bought these because I was outraged at having to replace the current tyres after such low mileage. I was attracted by the 80,000km warranty and importantly, that these tyres seem well-suited for much of the driving I do (a mix of city, highway and country).
I don't particularly think about and am not very observant of how cars perform or handle, so was int...erested to find that in the short drive I have had after having these fitted I could feel a noticeable difference. There is more tyre noise ( but not really bad or enough to concern me) and after the very soft yokos, could really feel the difference in having a much harder tyre fitted. It makes my CX5 feel very different, less of a smooth Euro feeling city drive (which is lovely) to something that is more rugged and go anywhere in all weather conditions. The handling is good and the tread very deep. I had read reviews that said all of these things, but not being someone who really focuses on how my car goes, I did not think I would notice the difference (and after 50 or 100km I am sure I will not), but found the reviews to be accurate. That said, I am pleased with this purchase and look forward to seeing how they perform.
Don't buy these purely for low noise.
Just fitted 2 of these, CS5 215/65/16 to the front of my 2006 Tucson and they are a little noisier than the old mostly worn out kumhos that were on it . Steering is similar, maybe holding a straight line better, but no improvement in cornering on this car with generally lethargic under steer.
Comfort and minor bump absorption feels a little better. From a strictly noise perspective I would try something different next time.
Got a set of these 2 yrs ago to replace the original Goodyears which were on my 2013 deisel Xtrail. The Goodyears only gave me 30,000 ks and were finished. These Cooper CS5's have done 37,000 ks and have only worn down the first tread wear indicator. There are 4 wear indicators. They grip better, corner better and ride over rough surfaces smoother than the originals. I do a fair bit of driving on bush tracks to go fishing and bushwalking and have no issues with these tyres whatsoever. They can at times show some small radial overlap which can a...ppear as slight, only if you bother to look closely, small bumps on the sidewalls which are seen mainly in hot weather. This is not an actual problem though and many tyre brands can show this at times. They can appear also as a small dimple as well. Its completely ok. So if you ever notice it dont freak out. It's quite normal. They really are a great wearing tyre that lives up to the claims.
I recently changed my car tyres from Hankook to the CS5 Grand Touring from Cooper Tyres.
Excellent tyre in the wet and dry, deep treads that prevented me from having and almost certain smash whilst towing a caravan in a recent trip to the top end. I was looking for a well priced tyre that could deliver good mileage and not get punctures ie, has a very strong tread construction including thicker steel belts to withstand punctures.
These tyres are quite and the car now feels planted to the road giving me the confidence whilst cornering that I never felt with the Hankooks. All round the best value for money in a car tyre. I will definitely buy Coopers again.
Had them on since June. They're quieter and handle much better than my old tyres on the bitumen (Even when I had the old tyres on passengers said they were really good in the handling department). Even on dirt roads they're so much better than my old tyres it's like driving on bitumen. They're great in the wet too. I just don't have enough praise for these tyres.
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Quite and improved handling
NB. Several months and 30,000km later these tyres are still awesome very little wear unlike other tyres I've had. They still handle well in all conditions. I'll be buying these again when the time comes.
Bought these after wearing out Bridgestone ecopia on my 09 Subaru Forester and am very happy so far. I’ve done about 2000km so far. They hold the road well and are a lot quieter than the Bridgestones. If I get anything close to 80,000km out of them I’ll be wrapped.
Fantastic General road tyre
I recently purchased a set of CS5 grand touring tyres for my Jeep Cherokee Longitude. At this time I cannot vouch for durability but compared to my old tyres these are 100% quieter on the road. As i travel on unsealed roads I have found the handling to be great,
Cooper cs5 grand touring for my Honda crv
These tyres are great and long lasting,it also comes with written 80,000 kms warranty. Have had other sets of tyres for my Honda CR-V,but would be buying cooper from now on. It drives great in the wet and dry but yet to use it off road. These tyres are also good in braking distance as well. Would recommend it.
Long wearing great ride
2nd set I've fitted to my car, got around 65,000 out of first set only fitted second set because I spiked the sidewall on one tyre,
I've have over 40,000 on the second set and they are only about 1/4 worn, hope to get well over 80,000 kilometres that they are guaranteed for,
Just got these on my camry and they are very smooth and quiet. ive been told you get twice the kms compare to other brands too. I feel like im driving on really quality tyres which is piece of mind with a 4 year in the back as i do alot of country driving.
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Questions & Answers
Are CS5's directional tyres?
Is there only one supplier of Cooper's Tyres in Townsville, North Queensland?
I currently have Bridgestone Dueler H/T687 215/65R 16 98H on my 2012 Forester. If I change 4 tyres to the Cooper CS5 can I still use my unused Bridgestone spare as a spare or will I have to buy 5 CS5's?
I am not an expert on tyres. I am just a person who uses them. I suggest that you contact either a tyre retailer or your local motoring organisation. They could give you the technical realities of using mixed brand tyres.
Ps I have a Geolander as my spare but have not needed to use it so far. I would only use my spare to get me out of trouble before replacing it with another Cooper CS5.
Quite a few years ago, I was in a Nissan Patrol, in the Outback, when it started raining, turning some areas into skating rinks. After hitting a hidden hole (covered in watery mud) the Patrol, skidded to the side hit the edge of the road and turned over. The car belonged to my employer and when rescued several hours later, one of the rescuers was a car mechanic. He said one of the contributory factors was a mix of tyres, across axles, probably caused by swapping out after a puncture. On my own vehicles, I have always had five same tyres fitted and rotated as necessary.
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