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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 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.
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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...
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
Another quality product form Michelin
Early days with these fitted, however we immediately noticed how much quieter the ride was. I consider Michelin to be a premium tyre brand, had many sets on our vehicles and never had any sort of manufacturing faults/failures. Given the premium name, I was pleasantly surprised to not be paying the premium price. The experience with Michelin tyres has been very consistent and I believe this goes a long way towards feeling safe and confident behind the wheel. It has only been a few months and I will update this post if anything out of the ordinary occurs.
Best tyre I have used
I have a Peugeot 407 v6 diesel coupe and was running 235/40 R18 Pilot Sport 3 Michelins. I was not happy with the wear rate (of around 25000km,), especially on the front, this is a big heavy front wheel drive car. I sought advice from Jeremy at TyrePlus Phillip in the ACT, saying I was thinking of going back to Continental Contisport in the original profile as that is what Peugeot recommended. He said I should try these new Michelin Primacy 4 and fitted two in 245/45 R18. This is the best tyre I have ever driven. It is fabulously quiet, sm...ooths the suspension remarkably and points at least as well as the Pilot Sport 3. I can't judge wear rates yet but they should wear better according to Michelin. I had a wheel alignment done at the same time but it was not far out and the tyre rolling diameter is 1.5cm larger so these clearly contributed to the performance. In a quick highway trip to Sydney this weekend it is clear the fuel economy was improved perhaps by the tyre and perhaps by the larger diameter too. I am very happy so far and can't wait to get two more for the back! I should add that the clearance at the front bumper has also improved.
Purchased in February 2019 for $290.00.
What a difference coming from Primacy LC
I've always had Primacy LC's fitted onto my 2011 Nissan Maxima and when the local dealer couldn't get any, he recommended the Primacy 4. I hate change but in this case, I thought they are Michelins, still Primacy's, how different can they be?
What a shock when I got all 4 changed. The roads are now dead quiet, I stop about five metres earlier than I did with the LC's, my music even sounds better. I can't really tell if fuel economy has improved yet, maybe marginally. A reviewer said he feels as if the tyres are 'squishier' and I have felt the ...same. It's not a negative but it feels different. I still go around corners quick, actually better than the LC's. If you're after a comfortable, quiet ride, I don't think you'd go wrong with the Primacy 4.
Purchased in February 2019 for $179.00.
Transformed the ride
My old tyres were a top brand and recommended for my ancient 1995 Lexus LS400. They had plenty of tread but were 10 years old so I changed them recently for safety reasons. I have been astounded by the improvement in ride. The Michelins have restored the cars limo ride so it feels like new - also reduced noise markedly. Never felt such a difference in tyres before (and I have replaced tyres on several other cars recently). They grip significantly better in the wet and marginally better in the dry. Handling is similar but the new tyres feel 'squishier' when turning - not bad, just different. Maybe some of the change is due to hardening of rubber on old tyres, but it is still remarkable.
Good tyres in both wet and dry, no issues
Recently I replaced the front two tyres on my 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer, after a few weeks now, am happy with the tyres, they have good grip in both wet and dry conditions, and there are no issues with the tyre (e.g. no strange tyre noise, noise levels are fine, no negative impact on steering - neither too heavy or too light). I recommend these tyres.
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A Superb Tyre
Handles comfortably in wet or dry conditions. They are quieter than my old tyres. I bought them at Costco, so they are allegedly filled with nitrogen. I don't know if that is a factor. I don't understand the logic behind nitrogen as our air is almost 80% nitrogen anyhow. As yet I cannot write about their durability.
Quietly Happy 2
Recently fitted these tyres on the front of our 2011 Mondeo wagon and moved the Primacy 3's to the back. They replace two Kumho's which lasted 30,000 kms. The new Primacy 4's appear to be very similar to the 3's. I can't tell the difference. They are very quiet and provide a confident and comfy ride. They appear to grip adequately in both wet and dry conditions.
This is an update on how both the Primacy 3's and 4's are wearing
Primacy 3 new 8mm, 10,000 kms 7mm (front) 20,000 kms 5.5mm currently on rear of vehicle.
Primacy 4 new 8mm, 10,000 kms ...
Purchased in August 2018.
Questions & Answers
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 ?
Is the Primacy 4 a good choice for my 2007 Camry Grande? My Dunlop Sport tyres have gone beyond 10 years old.
I can only speak about how good they have been on my sons Ford Focus
His tyres (Sumitomo) were around 5-6 years old and although they had plenty of tread where absolutely useless in the wet. The difference was amazing.
As your Camry is front wheel drive as well, it's (like the Focus) tyres work that much harder up front - being steering and driven wheels. So I figure it should go ok for you. Remember though its a trade off between good traction characteristics and long wear - ie I would suspect that life will be a little shorter due to a softer compound on the P4's. Cannot comment too much as I've only had these tyres for 4-5 months.
One final comment - 10 years is a long time for tyres. Definitely get some new ones asap
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