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Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 has been excellent on my Golf GTi. Amazing grip and very quiet, with a sidewall bezel that helps protect the rim from light scrapes on gutters etc. Usually get 40000kms.
Also used the SUV variant on Mazda CX7 which helped reduce the road noise significantly. Again amazing grip but harder to test on an SUV. Got more than 50000kms from memory.
Finally have had an issue with 2 tyres on a Touareg but was very impressed with Goodyear who acknowledged the issue and replaced all four tyres at pro-rata wear.
So great tyres, and excellent support when needed. On to the Assymetric 3 SUV now.
Purchased in August 2014 at Beaurepaires for $300.00.
Less than 10,000 km and tyres are not road worthy
Bought 4 new Eagle tyres in July 2018, 12 months later and only 10,000 km the tyres are not road worthy, expensive and not worth the hassle. Trying to get in touch with supplier to see what can be done
Purchased in July 2018 for $300.00.
I was happy with them until I noticed sidewall lumps.
I've had these on my vehicle for about 2000km. I did an interstate trip in shocking storms and was completely satisfied with their wet weather performance. In the dry they're great and the handling is about as good as I would expect for a 235/55R17 tyre on an SUV.
Now the problem- I just discovered a large depression in the sidewall of one tyre. Checking the other tyres there is a noticeable depression on a second tyre, a third has a smaller depression that is hard to pick up in a photo.
So now I'm waiting to see what happens with a warrant...y claim. I noticed some other posts mentioning side wall issues. If it wasn't for the side wall problems I'd be rating these four stars. Update- so these were purchased through an online vendor and I've just had confirmation they are replacing both tyres for free.
Purchased in November 2018.
Not great tyres at all.
Not at all happy with these tyres that came fitted to my 125i. They have lumpy walls (not a typo) which I’m guess means the walls have failed. All 4 tyres, so not a one off pothole. And they are cracked and pitted around the edge of the tread. They seem to lose air quickly too, I get regular pressure loss warnings from the car and sure enough at least one tyre will be at 20psi.
Purchased in August 2018.
I found the grip decreased with age
When these tyres were new i thought they were brilliant, when it was wet I didn't even know it because the grip was insane! However as time went by i found the grip got worse and worse, even though there was plenty of tread left.
I eventually (the day after i slid off a round-a-bout in the wet whilst driving slowly) had to throw them out with less than 10,000kms on them because they got to a point they i had little traction in the dry and they were downright dangerous in the wet. This was disappointing considering how much i paid for them.
Avoid like the plague.......
Initially I was full of praise, then took my C63 in for a service. After 10k miles they had split all around between the inside wall and the tread, even though the tread still had 4mm across. I do mainly motorway driving and always maintain correct pressures. Go for Pirelli or Conti
Great all round tyre
Bought these in a 3 for 4 special for my VZ Commodore wagon and so glad I did. Great road grip in the dry and top performance in the wet for a 245/50 tyre. Good thick tread pattern and no vibration whatsoever at higher speeds. Highly recommend to anybody needing new boots.
These tyres are brilliant when new, grip is awesome and you wouldn't know it's wet if it wasn't for the rain on the windscreen. Similarly braking, taking off, just the best.
However like any tyre, these properties slowly decreased with wear. By the time they are done, there is a noticeable drop off in grip, wet performance whilst still good, is no longer very, very reassuring. That's not to say it's bad by any means, they are still way better than most other tyres I've had when those tyres were new.
But all this grip comes with the downside o...
Great all round tyre
They are simply amazing. Certainly worth fitting your car out with them if you find them on special. My V8 responds as good in the wet as in the dry. As always make sure they are aligned every year or so.
I have had a few blow outs in country areas but I can't blame the tyre for that.
Worst High Performance Summer Tires I have used!
These tires come stock with the 2016 Camaro SS. Tires started to make loud noises at 14,000km followed by severe vibration over 80km/h. I couldn't believe the tread ware on all 4 tires.. and the lack of grip around turns.. not much of a performance tire.
Looking forward to the Michelin Super Sports next summer!!!
Quiet, sticky and durable
I've had these tyres on my 2013 BMW 335i x drive with M sport package for 6 months. They have shown very minimal wear and have been extremely dependable when I have pushed them into the corners. They are comfortable on rough surfaces and create little road noise.
They do not excel in wet weather conditions. Wether the road is cold and damp, hot and damp or during a down poor they do not perform as well as my Michelin pilot super sports.
Overall they have been better than I had expected and I will definitely purchase them again as they a great alternative to the pricier Michelin Pilot super sports.
1 out of 4 is defective
Do not buy.
I bought 4 tyres GOODYEAR ASSYMMETRICAL2 - eight months ago, 1 tyre has been noisy for 3 months.
On inspection, had a large crack right down through the steel radials.
These are defective tyres.
Car has not had an impact to cause this.
1 in 4 defective.
Out of pocket $350.
Would NOT buy again.
TYREPOWER would not replace under warranty.
Very quiet and comfortable
Just bought two of these tyres because they had rave reviews from a British tyre review website as a very good high performance tyre.
I have a car with firm suspension, and I like a firm ride. These tyres are very soft and I don't really like how it makes my car feel. I want a tight taut sports car feel, not a soft luxury ride. :-(
Fantastic tyres ... and they saved me from a potential crash!
These tyres came standard on my 2013 Ford Focus ST and are 235/40/18. I've done about 14,000Kms on them now and I have to say, these are the best tyres I've ever had; even better than my former favourites, Pirelli PZero Neros. The grip is outstanding and I've pushed the car around corners as fast as I'm game to go and no sign of loss of grip. The grip in the wet has been equal to the Pirelli PZero. They are quiet too. As for wear - well with about 50% suburban, 30% highway and 20% windy, hilly roads, (enthusiastic driving on the later) I w...ould say they are about 30% worn (on the front) 10% on the rear. I estimate about 45,000 Kms minimum tyre life. That's pretty good for a performance tyre in my opinion. I am now a big fan of the "run on flat" technology which I didn't know they had. Today, they potentially saved my butt! I was turning into a side street when the rear kerbside tyre blew out (clipped a piece of concrete reinforcing rod lying on the road). At the speed I was going, the rear of the car could have easily swerved into the central traffic island resulting in serious damage - instead, the car behaved like nothing was wrong at all. The only way I knew I had a blow out was the astoundingly loud bang - and the warning light on the dash. These tyres are a 10/10 in my books.
Durable go cart type handling sticks to road very well
So far after 25 months 60100 km, mainly highway km's would have to have with rotations at least another 10 to 15000 K before first change now that's pretty damn good for performance tyre , fitted to focus st , corners very well , happy to have again and again
Questions & Answers
Like a couple of other reviewers, I have noticed a bulge in the sidewall of one of my front tyres. I have a 2017 BMW 440i with 23,000kms on it. Overall I’ve been happy with the performance of the F1s, however my wife has Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres on her M2 which I believe are a superior tyre. Can a Goodyear rep please message me?
What does your BMW warranty say about the tyres? Usually it's a case of you needing to take the tyres to a local tyre distributor, but BMW might be different?
FYI I had mine replaced at a Bridgestone Select outlet and the guy who changed them laughed and said there was nothing wrong with the two I had replaced. He claimed it was just where the sidewall was joined when the tyre was manufactured. Strange how only two of my four tyres had that problem (if it that was the case- which I don't think it is.) I certainly wouldn't want to be driving them up to their "Y" 300km/h limit with side wall defects like that.
how far can i drive on a run flat?
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