My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined
I've owned a 2014 Hyundai i30 GD for about one year. The car came fitted with Goodyear Optilife tyres, which are terrible tyres performance wise. I was looking for a tyre that provided better grip and most importantly, less noise on coarse chip seal (which is 90% of the roads in New Zealand). Of the 20+ reviews on productreview.com.au, people rave about how quiet the Primacy 4 is. Unfortunately, that hasn't been my experience. The day after having the tyres fitted, I went on a 500km road trip. The noise level is hardly any different to the Good...years and in actual fact, the sound frequencies they produce are less pleasant to the ear (every car has different cabin acoustics, so I can really only say this applies to the Hyundai i30). I can think of several much cheaper tyres I've driven on that provide a more hushed ride. On the plus side, they provide much better traction and steering feel, but overall I'm extremely disappointed, given how much they cost. They also only come with 6mm of tread (most new tyres have about 8mm). It remains to be seen what impact this has on their lifespan.
Purchased in October 2020.
Excellent all round tyre
One of the best tyres for family cars. Comfortable, quiet and quite long lasting. Im onto my 3rd set after using Pirelli p7 and contis and i find these are good all round. They dont have the grip of the pilots but last longer. Note the tyre is Chinese made. Update with 10,000 KMs the tyres are still good. Has used about 15% of tread on city and country driving so should expect 60k +. Sidewalls are a bit soft and prone to curb damage, grip is very good in wet and dry. Have just put on a rear set to replace some Conti's. So much quieter and compliant.
Purchased in November 2019.
Excellent Grip, Huge Noise Reduction Very Impressed
Bought a new Hyundai Kona EV with noisy Nexen tyres. I read that the Michelin Primacy 4 tyres are a big improvement and am happy to report that I agree. We removed the Nexen tyres and replaced them. The Primacy 4 offers a huge improvement in grip and noise reduction. It does not appear to have effected EV energy efficiency too much although it has been hard to quantify. The benefits seem to far outweigh any minor increase in rolling resistance.
Purchased in June 2020 at Tyresales.com.au for $138.00.
Good tyre satisfy so far but will try other its rivals products
had it for last 1 year, on my peugeot 308 , it is a tyre with good combination of handling+ comfortable
no complaint so far , will try other brand next time to make a comparison. little bit expensive i bought $175 per tyre on 205/55/R16
Purchased in June 2019 for $175.00.
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Well worth the replacement
I replaced the original tyres on my 2015 Lexus LS460 and now I wish I had done it earlier. The ride is nicer being much quieter and more comfortable. There has been no drop in performance from the original Bridgestone Turanza ER33, which were fine. Original were a 245/45 x 19 98Y, new are a 245/45 x 19 102W, so the load rating is greater but the speed rating is less, 270km/h instead of 300km/h. (?)
As its a heavy luxury car I tend not to drive hard but don’t dawdle, and I do a lot of open road and winding road driving. I have already rec...
Purchased in April 2020.
Quiet, excellent performance, great ride comfort...
In February I had the 225/55/17" Michelin Primacy 4s put on the front wheels of my 2014 Citroen C5 to replace the Primacy 3STs (which are still in place at the rear - they refuse to wear out).
Both models (and the Primacy HP I had before) offer excellent road holding wet or dry, are quiet and give superb ride comfort. The previous models lasted very long as well, which made them very good value - fingers crossed.
Obviously very premium tyres at a reasonable price.
One more thing: our market gets the stronger version (101W XL ST rating, which means they are stronger and quieter), so so they are likely to survive the abundant Sydney potholes, just like the 3STs did, without a flat.
Purchased in February 2020 at JAX Tyres for $458.00.
Very good value
I switch to this tyre from the cheap winrun R330. The steering feel much lighter and cornering feel more willing. The Primacy 4 is definitely soft tyre which makes it absorb bumps better (less clunk from my poor suspension) and also get puncture easier. I heard people give a lot of compliments to its quietness which is the reason why I bought this tyre but it is not even quieter than the Chinese Windrun R330. There is very light metalic humming noise at low speed and when turning, at high speed the comfort is just as expected. Life should be long as it looks very thick after 15000km.
Purchased in December 2019 at Tempe Tyres for $149.00.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Had a set of Primacy from brand new on my 2015 Toyota Aurion & got around 50,000 km from them.
Changed to a different brand which did not drive as well, were noisy & only got 30,000 from them.
Changed back to Michelin Primacy 4 on the last tyre change & they are even better than the Primacy tyres that came with the vehicle from new. Currently have 25,000 Km on the second set of Michelin & by the look of them I'll get another 25,000 km easily.
Brilliant in the wet, premium grip in the dry, comfortable, quiet & economical.
Will never again bother with another brand of tyre.
Purchased in July 2019 at Tyrepower for $150.00.
Wow what a difference these tyres are compared to other brands...it feels like I'm driving a new car.....the roads seem smoother, don't feel any bumps and it just flies over potholes without causing discomfort....so happy I paid a little more for the Michelin tyres...
Purchased in January 2020 at Costco NSW, Marsden Park.
Soft Rubber Tyre
I bought this tyre for my car (urban usage), its been 10000+ kms now and this tyre is running smooth and no wear off signs. I recommend Michelin tyres for those who want smooth ride experience.
Purchased in April 2018 at Costco for $500.00.
500km so far, they replaced worn Michelin primacy Lc. These are quieter and steer better. Due to the drought have only driven on dry bitumen. I am very happy with my purchase.
Purchased in December 2019 at Tyrepower for $222.00.
Purchased a set of 195r15 for my son's Ford Focus in May 2019.
Absolutely brilliant tyre in the dry and wet, as well as quiet and softer ride.
It will be interesting to see how they go on wear, but even average will be ok considering how they handle.
Purchased in May 2019.
Excellent tyres for 2014 Mk7 golf Comfortline
My Golf's original Continental ContiPremiumContact5 tyres were nearing the wear indicators at 85,000ks so it was time for new tyres. This time I went for the same size (205/55R/16) but the Michelins Primacy 4 ST instead. It's very early days but I am impressed with how quiet the tyres are, and how comfortable. The steering feel is also improved over the continentals. All up I'm very happy with them. (Having said all this it might be unfair to compare old worn out tyres to brand new ones, but I do feel the car drives better than it ever has). It's too early to say about durability but I've been driving for 45 years and have never got less than 60,000 on any set of tyres on any car. No smokin' donuts for me...
Purchased in July 2019 at JAX Tyres.
so far so good!
been a fan since the pilot sport days and decided to use these for my daily, so far excellent in wet weather conditons, great grip overall and very quiet on all sealed road surfaces - too early to comment on durability will check back in when they need to be replaced.
Purchased in May 2019.
Long story short - excellent tyres. Really quiet, handle great (under steer banished), good traction on the wet roads.
Long story - I originally set out to get Primacy 3 ST in Oct 2018 for my i30 diesel, when Jax said they had been replaced with these and they didn't have any 3's left in my size. So I said to go ahead and 4 tyres later here we are.
Well these are great tyres, grippy and very quiet. I'm unable to go back in time to take decibel readings but the ear test is noticeably quieter and a couple of stereo volume bar levels down. It's a funny thing background road noise, you feel less tired after a long drive in a quieter car.
Its too early to comm...ent in tyre life but other Michelins have lasted very well, so I don't see any reason these will be any different. My only unusual observation was that my fuel consumption was up by about 15% during the first 1000kms. It has since dropped back to normal. Perhaps the tyres needed to 'bed in', perhaps it was entirely unrelated. Interested if anyone else notices similar behaviour. Eitherway a nice upgrade having quiet and nice handling tyres again. Highly recommended road tyres
Purchased in October 2018 at JAX Tyres.
Questions & Answers
is it good for E250 mecedes . w212 . My size is 245/45 17
Plan to use Primacy 4
i prefer quite & comfort n good road holding.
Probably a little late for an answer now but given the range of good reviews over the wide range of cars, I don’t see why not. I have just had some fitted to my Lexus LS460 (2015) and they are noticeably better than the stock tyres. Will review later.
Hi got some primacy 4 s last week and only driven 250 ks but they seem very soft and not nearly as precise in their feel as the primacy 3st that i had on my mazda before. Seen some responses on tyre reviews that say it takes 1000 km or so before they bed in. They are quiet Any thoughts ?
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