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Michelin Primacy 4

Michelin Primacy 4

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4.7
23 reviews
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    4.9 (20)
  • Value for Money
    4.3 (20)
  • Noise Level
    4.7 (20)
  • Wet Weather Handling
    5.0 (15)
  • Durability
    4.8 (8)
  • Dry Weather Handling
    4.8 (18)
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Doh
DohWide Bay-Burnett, QLD

Not so perfect, disappointed with my choice.

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Primacy 4 not that great, very hard ride on the 40 psi that I was told to run them on, feel every bump on the road, dropped down pressure to 36 psi and too bouncy, had Bridgestone duelers 687 prior were excellent 73,000 ks which were on car since new 2007, yes 14 years, Don't know what made me go with Michelin primacy 4, guess the positive reviews swayed me, totally regret buying these now.

Purchased in for $826.

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Simon
SimonChristchurch, NZ
  • 4 reviews
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My disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined

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Bill
BillMelbourne
  • 63 reviews
  • 38 likes

Excellent all round tyre

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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 (on a Merc B class & BMW X3) 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 20,000 KMs the tyres are still good. Has used about 20% 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 at JAX Tyres for $150.

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Tom
TomPerth, WA
  • 21 reviews
  • 19 likes

Excellent Grip, Huge Noise Reduction Very Impressed

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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 at Tyresales.com.au for $138.

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Kang
KangSydney, NSW
  • 6 reviews
  • 6 likes

Good tyre satisfy so far but will try other its rivals products

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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 for $175.

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Viper
ViperWellington New Zealand

Well worth the replacement

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Mick
MickSydney, NSW
  • 6 reviews
  • 2 likes
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Quiet, excellent performance, great ride comfort...

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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 at JAX Tyres for $458.

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Hai N.
Hai N.Sydney, NSW

Very good value

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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 at Tempe Tyres for $149.

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John
John
  • 18 reviews
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No equal!

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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 at Tyrepower for $150.

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Zena Therese
Zena ThereseSydney Surrounds, NSW
  • 7 reviews
  • 2 likes

Great tyres

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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 at Costco NSW, Marsden Park.

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Sudhakar
SudhakarSydney, NSW
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Soft Rubber Tyre

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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 at Costco for $500.

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Robert I
Robert IDarling Downs, QLD
  • 3 reviews
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Excellent tyre

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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 at Tyrepower for $222.

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Peter
Peter
  • 7 reviews
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Brilliant Tyre

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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.

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Bigmac
Bigmac
  • 10 reviews
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Excellent tyres for 2014 Mk7 golf Comfortline

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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 at JAX Tyres.

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vakushka
vakushkaIllawarra, NSW
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so far so good!

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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.

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Questions & Answers

Tang H.
Tang H.asked

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.
Pls advice?
Thanks.

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Viper
Viper
NEIL
NEILasked

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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Peter
Peter

Probably a valid reason, altough wasnt an isdue on the Focus.
Try adding a few extra psi into the front tyres - may help

NEIL
NEIL

I was told to run them at 36 psi and put them up to 38 but it doesnt seem to have made any difference

ANG
ANGasked

What is the difference between primacy 4 ST vs primacy 4 EL?

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Lewis K.
Lewis K.
Bear G.
Bear G.

st stands for silent tread

cluck
cluck

ST = Silence Tuned

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