while driving a
Volkswagen Golf GTI
(225/40 R18) on
a combination of roads
when i bought my car in JAN 10, the previous owner had put these tyres on the front, with about 50% usage,
I thought they were an ok tyre, however after 5-6 months later it started getting sloppy, and the traction control kicked in more often ,even at slow speeds!
i carried on with them as it went thought a VW service fine in AUG 10 but "all needed replacing soon".
As winter came i just forgot about them and got used to it.. until the snow hit the UK and my car was absolutely useless.. cutting a long story short i had them replaced in jan 11 with horrified faces when they took them off, the whole inside of the tyre had shredded, and the inner wall showing through, and could of blown out any day. very lucky!!
my driving i would class as average, with the occasional pedal to the metal, but shocked how quick they wore down in under a year! BAD
These tyres should not be for front wheel drive cars with a high bhp. they should be suited to 1.1-1.6 only!! they cant handle anything above!