Bridgestone Potenza s03

The Bridgestone Potenza s03 is a Max Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Tyre review data from 7 tyre reviews averaging 67% over 62,500 miles driven.

Dry Grip 86%
Wet Grip 54%
Road Feedback 70%
Handling 67%
Wear 71%
Comfort 60%
Buy again 61%

The Potenza s03 is ranked 64th of 77 Summer Max Performance tyres.

This tyre replaced the Bridgestone Potenza S02A and this tyre has been replaced by the Bridgestone Potenza S04 Pole Position.

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Top 3 Bridgestone Potenza s03 Reviews

Given 57% while driving a BMW E90 320d (245/35 R19 W) on a combination of roads for 15,000 average miles
These tyres came fitted to a set of AC Schniters i bought and had only covered a few thousand miles max before i got them. When pushed hard in the dry they never gave me any trouble, and i could rely on them in sticky situations. It was difficult to know how 'on the limit' you were. In the wet the fronts done well under braking, but the rears were always keen to try and break away under acceleration. I had terrible tram-lining with these tyres, terrible! The make up of the tyres must be very hard, not a comfortable ride (grit your teeth when you spot a pot hole) and not the quietest tyres but not bad. Also made the steering feel heavy and a bit 'dead'. All in all, a decent tread, but dated by todays tyre making technology.
Helpful 28 - tyre reviewed on March 2, 2010
Given 73% while driving a Skoda Octavia vRS (225/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 7,000 spirited miles
These S-03s are probably the best overall tyre I've used yet. Amazing in the dry, decent in the wet (for a bridgestone). Can spin/judder when launching on damp/wet roads but way better in the wet than the stock Potenza RE040s were when I had a Civic Type-R (EP3). Nice stiff sidewalls make them a bit crashy at times but they do handle like you are on rails so worth it.

Helpful 29 - tyre reviewed on December 17, 2007
Given 56% while driving a Volkswagen Golf 1.9 Tdi (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 20,000 easy going miles
I managed to get these tyres from a mate who worked at Porsche at the time so I couldn't grumble at the price, however when you realise its the tyres that connect you to the road you really need to look elsewhere. They are alright in the dry they do loose grip round islands though so you cant push em very hard. My rears are now Vredestrien sessanta's so they are over compensating for the Bridgestone's lack of grip. I'm dying to get some new tyres up front but the bridgestone's have honestly lasted forever. They are the best wearing tyres I have owned even if they are poor in the wet. I can't even pull out of junctions without them spinning, they are scary in the wet. They have a really good tyre wall and rim saver so they will protect your alloys pretty well. I am generally a steady driver so don't think the spinning comes from over excitable take offs. report based on a 25th Anniversary TDi Golf

Helpful 22 - tyre reviewed on February 21, 2011
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Latest Bridgestone Potenza s03 Reviews

Given 53% while driving a Toyota MK2 MR2 Turbo (225/45 R16 W) on track for 500 spirited miles
Take a little time to warm up, once warm impressive dry grip and gentle break away considering the grip, suspect not far behind a full on track tyre (in the dry at least), pretty useless in the wet, spinning up easily, especially when cold
Helpful 24 - tyre reviewed on June 5, 2007
Given 77% while driving a BMW Z1 (225/45 R16 W) on a combination of roads for 0 spirited miles
These were excellent compared to the Dunlop SP Sport 9000s that preceded them and I really did think I would be buying them again. They gave very good grip, wet and dry and road feel was really impressive. However, at the time I needed to replace them, I couldn't get stock.

A very good tyre.
Helpful 27 - tyre reviewed on June 1, 2007
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