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Michelin Pilot Sport 3

Michelin Pilot Sport 3

4.6 from 98 reviews · View Statistics


  • Build Quality
    2.0 (2)
  • Value for Money
    1.5 (2)
  • Noise Level
    3.0 (2)
  • Wet Weather Handling
    4.0 (2)
  • Durability
    1.0 (2)
  • Dry Weather Handling
    4.0 (2)

GloriaSydney, NSW

Lasted ONLY 20.000KM


I bought convince they were excellent just to find out they don't last at all. When I tried contacting Michelin Customer Service the response was late and not available.
After they tried to blame it on driving conditions. Which it is completely unacceptable, as my driving is very easy and when I bought the tyres I got full package to rotate them which I did.
Also the Michelin service said that I had bought them from a black market. I got them in Kmart. How I was supposed to know that they are black market?

I will not recommend to buy this tyres.

Purchased in July 2016 at Mycar (Kmart Tyre & Auto Service) for $146.00.

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LukaMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

+++ for grip, low noise, excellent response --- durability, cost


i was happy with this tyre but and the performance regarding it but will not buy michellin again due to durability. I bought these in 2014 for my golf gti and they lasted me 28,000KM. poor durability and too costly...

Purchased in March 2014 at Kmart Retail Stores.

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Not Safe: Tread Wears Quickly!


NOT DURABLE, Appalling wear to unroadworthy standard. Completely Unsafe. My 4 Michelin Tyres where fitted at Tyre Plus. In 18months the rear tyres are bald, and front wheel drive tyres worn to less than 5mm. Vehicle had done 40,000km long distance lady smooth driving. Michelin Rep' flatly refused to replace, although warranty is 3years from purchase, no km rating given in warranty (is usually 50,000 with Goodyear). These Tyres Are Crap! Would Never Ever Purchase Michelin Tyres Again!

CarToyota Camry Altise
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damian.armitage.37Sydney, Australia

  • 2 reviews

Good performance, terrible tread wear

Car2010 VW Passat R36

ned317Greater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

This is just an ordinary tyre. Nothing special.


Just purchased PS3 for my V6 Commodore and when I first got them, they were fantastic. Now that I have put about 1,000km they are nowhere near as good. Now they tend to be 'slippy'. If I need to get away in a hurry, these tires loose traction. In a straight line they just barely hold on under full acceleration. In a corner you can forget it. I'm thinking these tyres must have a thin initial gripy layer from factory. When it wears off, it is no better than any other 'general tyre'. I drive gently, but when I need to move or get out of the way, these tyres tend to let me down.

CarCommodore V6

Forget using Pilot Sport 3 on Mercedes-Benz


I drive a CLK500 and have used Pilot Sport 2&3 in the past. The wear was generally good - roughly 14000 miles per set. The latest set however were dreadful. Same car, same driver and actually more motorway based driving. The mileage? 4500 - absolutely ridiculous. Michelin now refuse to sell these tyres for my car. Yet despite this they checked the tyres and claimed they were overinflated this refusing to replace them. Poor quality and poor support. I'm driving Pirelli MO next time.


BowenSydney, Australia

  • 6 reviews

Michelin PS3


I have bought these for my Lexus IS250 and i can only rate it neutral. The tyre is superior in terms of its performance, it is very grippy in wet weather and very quiet. However these tyres did not last very long, I have only managed to get roughly about 25000KM out of them(suburban and city driving), and the front tyre is quite bald already. I have also had two flat tyre occurring with these tyres, first was from a nail but the second one was actually from mounting the side curb. Overall I would recommend this tyre to performance users whose looking for superior drivability but i would not recommend this tyre to economy orientated users.



  • 5 reviews

Wearing time for highway driving is terrible!!


Worst tyres for wearing Ive ever used. After 17000km of only highway driving they were completely bald. Pretty sad considering how much I paid for them. Couldn't blame the car since it had its routine 5000km rotation and wheel alingments, and the car itself was only 3 years old. Might be good tyres for zipping around the city - but definitely no good for our Australian Country roads.

Nicer drive than the old PS2 but thats it!

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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?

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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

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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.

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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!


DT Different Tread Design (slight changes in designed pattern)
DT1 New pattern

and the ST in the tyres title stands for Silence Tuned.

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CategoryPassenger Tyres
Release dateJune 2010
Replaced byMichelin Pilot Sport 4

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