Two cars, excellent Tyre on both
Fitted 215/45 17s to Megane hatch, super quiet and best grip wet or dry, shortest stoping distance and wonderfull Corning ability. Also fitted 225/40 18s to Skoda Octavia RS, great!!!!!!
8,500 and unroadworthy
Got the PS4 on my brand new Mercedes AMG GLC63S. Both front tyres without grip on the edges. Inflated all the time at recommend manufacturer pressure. Wanted to replace with Pirelli PZero but the reviews are worse than Michelin. Not good for roundabouts. Worn on the outside very quickly.
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Great grip in the wet
These tyres are great handling in the wet. Always been using Michelin's but recently swapped to the Pilot Sport 4's and love them so much more than the previous generation. Quieter on the road and feel like I'm in more control when driving.
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Not excellent, just very good.
These are a perfect fit for my 7" wheels on my 2004 Mitsubishi TL Magna AWD.
This version is a heavy car compared with the FWD version, and needs a superior tyre.
I am 80% happy with these, without any major problems whatsoever.
Purchased 2 years/20,000km ago I have about 6 months/5,000km left before looking at replacement.
I was hoping for longer life considering the premium price that I paid initially at $170 each.
I was hoping for a bit more grip, but it could be considered very good for wet/dry and braking.
Overall, they hav...
Fan of Michelin
These tyres are great handling in the wet
Had Michelin on my VT Commodore for 10 years and Now have a VY ute and VF ssv Sedan Commodore both fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport 4. Dunlop and Bridgestone just don't compare , For Safety and Performance and Durability I fully trust Michelin +
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Great grip in the wet
I put these on an Audi A4 back in December, replacing some OEM Pirelli’s, and what a difference, they are quieter and the grip in wet conditions is nothing short of amazing
I can’t comment on wear yet as I have only done about 3000ks with them, so hoping they go the distance!
So quiet and grippy.
Brilliant tyres in wet and dry. So good you never even notice them as they just work. I have been across Australia and back, driven for 3 years and very little wear.
Purchased in May 2016 for A$450.00.
Deserving of their high reputation
A few months ago I had to choose which tyres should replace the factory Dunlop Sports on my FG Falcon XR6. After a lot of research, I chose a set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4. For me, the priorities were quietness and good all-weather grip for relaxed long distance touring. As I don't drive this car every day, and I'm not one for wheel spins and donuts, durability was not so important.
All I can say is that these tyres have more than met my expectations, and I would have no hesitation in buying more in the future, or recommending them to others....They are very quiet, and much quieter than the Dunlops, especially on coarse surface roads. They hang on beautifully in all weathers and give a nice ride and steering feel. In short, they make driving a pleasure, especially long distance touring: just so smooth, quiet and competent. Switchbacks and sweeping corners can be approached and taken with great confidence. They brake well in all weathers with no fear of sliding to a stop on wet or greasy roads. In a nutshell, they are very effective and civilized, and excellent value for a mid-price tyre. They may not look as aggressive as some other tyres out there but so what when they do what a good tyre is supposed to do. Fortunately, my local tyre business agreed to come very close to matching the price of a substantially cheaper online seller, and this was the icing on an already good outcome. I got each tyre for a little over $200 fitted, so don't be afraid to do some haggling. Incidentally, this dealer recommended 40 psi. Even at this pressure, the ride is good, although I'm usually happy with a pressure in the high thirties.
Purchased in January 2020 at Tyrepower Engadine for A$205.00.
Pilot Sport 4 245/45 ZR17 99Y
First time using Michelin tyres, after hearing some good things about this series, and seeing them at a great price locally recently. Fantastic tires. Very responsive steering, and no more wheel spin in the wet. Very happy with the purchase.
Chalk and Cheese
We own a VW 2ltr Jetta 155kw and a VW Polo GTI 147kw. Both cars are Front Wheel Drive ... Both had Bridgestone s005 and Turanza 002 respectively on them as original OEM tyres..I've replaced the Jetta tyres first with Pilot Sport 4 and just thought WOW , what a difference. Used to get wheel spin in the wet in the Jetta , granted the original tyre had wear ,but even hard acceleration in the dry I got wheel spin/axle tramp. PS4 eliminated all of that and even got faster take off with superior grip. Just put the PS4 on the Polo GTI.. WOW .. At 200...0km at did my first "Launch Control" on the Brigdestone Turanza and all I got was wheel spin. Michelin PS4 after 200km and I got the grip I want, hardly any wheel spin. Granted at "Launch Control" you are taking off at 3000 rpm and full boost and putting a fair amount of torgue on your tyres. Put the PS4 on your car and you won't regret it , Value for Money
Very good but not great
My previous set was P7 runflat. I found this new set of PS4 to be very good. However, my previous gas mileage was 9.2L/100km. Now down to 8.6L/100km. Not really great given it is non-runflat, which should save much more petrol. I expect 8.2L/100km. The tyres are quiet but running on brand new perfect road at Domain Park Melbourne I can hear tyre noises. Performance when cornering is not great, only 8/10 compared to my last set. It doesn't hug the corner as much anymore. And the car loses momentum after it turns the corner, different from previously. Overall 8.5/10
HSV Clubbie 4004
I have only had these Michelins Pilot Sport 4 on my car for 1000 Kms and if you read my review on the same car with Toyo Proxes T1 Sports which I rated 8/10 in the dry & 9/10 in the wet these babies are very nice in the dry.It hasn't rained in Umina beach since I've had em on but can't wait to give em a workout.
Purchased in November 2019 for A$187.00.
Fantastic tyres dont over inflate
Michelin piolet sport 4 made in China yes China great tyre road feel and grip are great but not a full sports tyre there a fantastic everyday tyre and probably the best at that over infatuation cause ballooning effect I found 34 front 32 back for my ZB Calais perfect seems to keep them quiet and nice to drive any harder and things get disappointing loud and all over the road
What a Difference
Just put these Pilot Sport 4s on my big, heavy, front wheel drive Aurion Presara.
What a difference.
The previous tryes were a more basic comfort type and I was never impressed with the handling. The Presara is not know for good handling - but putting on the Pilots has made an incredible difference.
This big car now sticks to the road like glue. Cornering at high speeds was previously a bit of a nightmare. Now it is great fun as the car is as stable as a rock and eats up the bends without any trouble. (I do a lot of highway driving for work and...
Purchased in December 2019 at Blairs Tryes for A$195.00.
Pros: Outstanding wet and dry traction and grip; fairly quiet for a high performance tyre; great straigh-line stability.. Cons: Steering is a bit too light, albeit sharp; Noisier than touring tyres.
Pilot Super Soft Versus 4S
Originally, I replaced my PSS with a set of Bridgy S001's. They were a complete dog, and tram-lined like the proverbial from day one. Couldn't wait to wear them out. I went back to Mitcheys, and stumped up for a set of 4S. What a transformation. Grip is relentless and confidence inspiring. Haven't had rain for a year, hence no feedback on that. Purchased from Tyresales. June 2018. Brilliant service, hence a repeat customer. Only negative is that the rears are down to the wear marks after only 8,500klm,(No Track Work!) while the fronts are i...n good nick. That might simply be the fact that the AUDI TTRS torque distribution is reacting to my right foot accordingly. Have bought two new replacements for the rear. Definitely would buy a full set again.
Excellent tyre at an affordable price
I've had tyres for several years and cannot fault them. Excellent grip in all round weather and braking distance isn't comprised. Tyres are also competitively priced. I would not hesitate to get them once again!
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A bit pricier than the Pilot Sport 3
I have been replacing my Pilot Sport 3s over the last year, the 4s are a little bit more expensive and seemed a bit noisier but the grip seems to do a good job.
Noisy tyre equals 3 stars
Had this tyre come with my new vehicle. Good grip but as they wore more became a pain in my ears with the road noise they produced hence only 3 stars. I ended up changing tyres prematurely at 42000 km because of the annoying road noise.
Bought other tyres and as quiet as these should have been........
Good tires, a bit expensive though
Good grip on dry and wet, when its start to slip on wet take off, it's time to replace. Expensive to replace. Mileage is not that great. Car - Accord Euro. Was using PS3 previously and it returned about 38k km. PS4 is about the same as well, close to 40k km.
Questions & Answers
I am a newbie to this and seek suggestions to run-flat tyres, if you can advice on them.
I have to buy new run-flat tires for my IS 300 (225/45/17). The tires that came fitted on the car were Bridgestone ER033 (Costco selling at $190) and they crashed out at under 30k kms. My searching around has given me options to look at Michelin PS4 (expensive $260/- in the list), Pirelli P 7 (less expensive). My drive is mostly within city. I am not savvy with these things so asking for. Any suggestions will help me.
Neither the Michelin or Pirelli are run flat tyres. Stick to Bridgestone or the original tyres your vehicle came out with.
Hi Steve565 - the models I quoted do come in run flat tires. I would have continued with Bridgestone as these are the ones that came fitted on the car - but the mileage on them is poor despite due diligence and care.
I have not driven on run flat tyres. My belief is they tend to be more hard riding. Tyres wearing out at 30,000 is either tyre pressure or wheel alignment problem. I have a simple solution for tyre pressures, check the tyre placard, find the highest pressure on the placard, keep all tyres at that pressure all the time.
Has there been anyone that has had their PS4 (driver side ) rear tyre split?
Inside wall tyre from rim to tread wall.
No obvious road issues during driving vehicle.
I’m not a tyre expert, just an ex mechanic who is really particular (read fussy) about tyres. Side wall split sound like road damage. If it was tyre failure you would like get a lot of warning in the way of shaking from that corner of the car before failure. Tyre failure is very rare these days. Contact Michelin tyres Australia.
How long should these tyres last please?
I’ll say 40k easier style driving 50k. I’ve done 4500k on my set and I’m impressed don’t over inflate them.
Oh, I’ve only done 32,000 on the set I have and I already need a new set
My last set lasted at least 55k
Bit disappointed as they cost me $1200
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