Excellent value for money
I have been using Michelin Pilot Sport 3 tyres for a year, they are fantastic tyres! Good in the dry, awesome in the wet, decent thread wear, excellent value for money. The Pilot Sport 4 has replaced these tyres but you can still buy the Pilot Sport 3 at certain tyre shops. NSW residents will be pleased to know Tempe Tyres still carry them for low prices!
It's hard to go past Michelin
I recently traded my Mitsubishi 380 VRX. In 2015 I put 4 Pilot Sport 3 on the vehicle. At the time of trade in I had done just over 30,000 klms on them and would have estimated at least another 25,000k left if the wear indicators were any guide. Quiet, durable and a great performance tyre. They handled all conditions well but were particularly good in the wet. Prior to the Michelins I had Pirelli P7's on the vehicle and they too were very good but the Pilot Sport 3's just that little bit better. Highly recommended.
I've had these fitted almost 12 months ago on a Subaru WRX 2007,
They have been the best tyre I've had fitted to date and reasonably priced!
They have phenomenal grip in the wet and dry, even under hard acceleration they have never slipped (only squealed).
Tyre wear so far has shown great durability for a performance tyre although care was taken to regularly rotate them.
Road noise was on par with my previous Goodyear F1 Directional tyres but that's possibly more to do with owning a Subaru itself.
The confidence it inspires is more then enough for the street and would definitely buy again or the new PS4s.
Great grip and low road noise
Had these fitted to my BMW 130i for the last 8 months and I've been impressed how well the have handled my abuse of them powering out of corners, great tyre for wet weather as well although i'm a bit dubious to switch off the traction control to really test how grippy the are!
Road noise is no different from my previous Goodyear Eagles so I would certainly recommend them.
Great tyres, great wear and performance
I put Michelin Pilot Sport 3 on my R36 Wagon when the factory Contis Sport Contact Self seal type were gone.
These Michelin Pilot Sport 3 are so better that the Contis Sport Contact, the handling of the car was much improved the the wear is better. Will stick to Michelin Pilot Sport and I will get Michelin Pilot Sport 4 when I need new tyres.
Now updated to PS 4s.
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Haven't had any significant wear probs yet on PS3s. True- the new PS3 tread is Not esp deep. Don't forget to put Nitrogen in your tyres ( I like 38psi) expected free c your nxt new set!
Enjoy your driving- Safely!
Perfect tyres but poor durability
Great handling on wet and dry. Very sporty feel. Comfort level 4/5. Not noisy. Overall i am very happy this tyre. Biggest problem is they lasted only for 20k.so not durable. I had to replace with pilot sport 4 and hoping that will last longer. I highly recommenc this tyre if you dont care about replacing early.
Durability Has Been Quite Good
Having just completed a little over 22,000 km, the wife's car was crashed into and written off. Tread depth at this time was just on 5 mm. Grip has always been phenomenal, as expected from all of the positive reviews. Comfort and road noise were also greatly improved over the OEM Bridgestone Turanza ER30s they replaced.
Despite shallow tread depth when new, the tyres really have lasted well: at least on a low powered, automatic, front drive sedan that is always driven fairly sedately. Probably would have achieved 50,000 km before reachin...g the TWI - compared to 75k from the original Turanzas. Overall, we have been delighted with these tyres and were more than happy to trade off a little life for a huge improvement in comfort and grip.
Good performance, terrible tread wear
The grip levels were impressive in both wet and dry.
I was also happy with the level of road noise.
I was very disappointed with the durability. After reading reviews here with many people saying they had managed 40,000 to 50,000km on a set I was expecting decent life out of these. Mine were down to the tread wear indicator after 17,000km and I am replacing them after less than 19,000km. Tyres were rotated and wear was even so I am assuming there were no issues with alignment or camber that contributed to the low durability.
They were always...
After one year driving on new Michelins I can say they are excellent. They do not wear out quickly as do many cheaper tyre brands .The tread is not as deep as I thought would be . But they hug the road in very wet weather . Also they are not noisy in fact they are quiet . Which is contrary to what the Honda service person said they would be .
World Class! - nothing more to say
World class tyres....pretty much perfect...worth every cent.
These tyres will be the only tyre I will ever buy again.
Amazing grip and ride.Tyre noise level excellent. Michelin are onto an amazing thing here.The benchmark has been set. Would highly recommend this tyre to anyone in the market for a perfect allrounder with a touch of performance.
won't buy anything else
Originally my BMW e39 came with pilot sports 2 I have never had a tyre so outstanding great grip very quiet and lasted me 6 years and 60k the only reason I changed them was because they where too old and cracking! So I bought pilot sports 3, 6 years again same car some klms and still heaps of tread but due to getting old must be replaced but this time I'm going for the pilot 4, damn good tyres never let me down in any of my 3 cars best buy!!
Really good quality tyre - inspires confidence
I've had these for about 40,000km now. Still easily legal and probably got another 10,000km in them.
245/45R18 on a 1.8 tonne wagon, don't drive it hard.
Great in the wet and dry, nothing to complain about and I feel totally confident that they just work.
The car came with Yokohama S221's which were terrible. Swapped to the Michelins which are softer and much quieter. Instead of the normal 36psi, I will put in 37psi because they do feel that bit softer and the ride is still very comfortable.
Update - I have t...o replace these now, but by the time changeover comes around I will have gotten 50,000km out of them. Wasn't expecting to get that much on what feels like such a soft tyre. They have been brilliant! I'll be changing to Michelin Pilot Sport 4's, mainly because I hear good things, but also I can get them cheaper than the PS3's.
Great handling and good for some 40,000 km but noisy.
It is a shame because I like this tyre for it's fairly good grip in the wet and solid cornering. Unfortunately it is a little nosy for me at low speeds and up to 60 km. Above that speed the noise tends to reduce.
I will try another tyre this time round and will opt for the Goodyear Eagle F1 Directional5.
Great tyre - Quiet with great roadholding
After much consideration I fitted Michelin Pilot 3 replacing the Bridgestone Potenza RE50A that were on the car. I found the Bridgestone tyres hard riding especially on the 19" rims the car sits on.
Looked at all other tyres as I wanted a tyre that was comfortable in ride but also quiet plus all the other things like grip, wet and dry performance so somewhere there has to be a compromise
So far the tyres are great with good grip and the ride has improved significantly over the Bridgestone tyres. I have also notice a slight increase in fuel economy but will update later after a long trip.
The Best tyre available
I have a 2002 VW Golf GTi, I do approx 30,000Km a year commuting to work plus more on inter island trips.
I have run 2 sets of pilot sport 2's and a set of pilot sport 3's. the PS 2's returned just under 50,000 Km a set but I added another 10,000 km's with the the PS 3's.
I have run them down to the warning strips & they are still quiet and the grip never fails as a golf will 3 wheel under pressure.
As far as I am concerned you can't go past excellence.
Affordable Top Quality tires.
Quiet informative classy+Sporty 4 Drivers, Tenacious Grip c Security esp. in the wet. Amongst the very best around for under $300ea very good lifespan too. I Nitrogen up at 38psi -No more fishtailing Sport Maxx's (or lesser Dunlops) Reviewed Well in 2014 Wheels & Tyrereviews.co.uk - No regrets - Order c confidence.
The best in every way!
I went to Jax in Frankston whom recommended Michelin Pilot Sport 3's for there wet weather grip and also their ability to soak up the road bumps. I drive on 235/40 R18's on my 2002 V8 Commodore Station Wagon. Important to me is wet weather grip and the tyres ability to handle road imperfections given that I have gone from 16" to 18" wheels. These are premium fitted tyres fitted to most European cars. At just under $700 fitted with an alignment they are a bargain for what they can do. The result is a car that is glued to the road in the wet....Heavy acceleration in a straight line or around corners is no problem and inspires confidence. Freeway speeds are relaxing especially around sweeping bends. The handling is phenomenal with bumps absorbed and no rattles in the vehicle. Thank you Jax for telling me how it is and giving me a great deal straight up with no nonsense. Jax also spent extra time on the alignment as the adjustment had seized and they were way out. Their workmanship is of the highest quality. They now have a new loyal customer.
Questions & Answers
Front tyres, ContiSportContact 265/40/21 on Merc ML350 have lasted about 17,000 km. Scrubbed outer on fronts. Very disappointed. Anyone got ideas what to buy next?
I've got a Ford XR6 - (245/40 18R 97Y) Need to replace my Pirelli P1 (worn out). Was going for the Pirelli P7 ($279) but have been told that the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 is as good - possibly even quieter & cheaper per tyre ($214). I do country miles & odd dirt rd. Any experience or ideas which way I should go? V V
Hi Val, I would strongly advise you to not to go with Michelin. My rear Michelin Pilot Sport' tyres wore down to canvas in less than 2years (-40,000km's). I do similar driving to you in a Camry front wheel drive; so it totally didn't make sense, except these are a bad quality tyre. I requested replacement from supplier, who put me onto Michelin State Manager, he was dismissive and refused replacement. I would never ever buy Michelin Tyres again, these tyres where poor quality and unsafe. Perhaps talk to your mechanic for a recommendation, and spend the extra $ as obviously quality tyres are very important :-)
I am looking at a set of pilot sport 3 tyres for my car. My local tyre shop has asked which type I want? He said they offer an st and a dt version (in Australia) does anyone know the difference between the two. There is a $40 difference between them per tyre.
I know ST stands for Slient Technology, not sure what DT stands for. I was not offered options, I got the ST version.
Now PS3 has successor PS4 now, should be he same price!
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