while driving a
Honda Accord Tourer
(235/45 R18) on
I use it only summertime on a 1700kg Tourer on: motorways and countryroads in moderate driving style.
Motorway between 130-160km/h, average roads w/ 60-90km/h, mostly w/ 1-2 person onboard and some luggages+doggo in the back.
The car is one of the best travelling cars IMHO, so the chassis not very sporty, but between responsive and comfortable, i admit weight is an important factor that determines overall experience, but one by one:
DRY: it drove well and the tyre has good grip, a bit sporty thanks to the size, i LOVE the rim protector (it's is wide and protects more than average tyres).
WET: in wet it rolls OK, but sometime it tends to slip a bit when changing directions suddenly or at braking on countryroads
but just a bit, not dangerous, in rain on motorway it was stable. but becomes rigid after a while.
Aging is the enemy of this compound, truly. The thread is still significant considering higher speed driving on motorways, but the rubber got old after 3 years and the comfort is half-gone, but most importantly: it's good that i drove rarely this year, because i noticed that
PIECES HAVE TORN OUT of the surface, sometimes 0.2-0.8mm, sometimes, 1,5cm wide pieces and it's more than unsafe, i realized it when braking has become a bit shaking. So even i know that the thread still around 5mm (!!!) and in summer it's still rolls fine, because of this and the weak performance in wet corners and sometimes slippery behavior, i do NOT recommend this to anyone. :-(
And on the whole; i will not buy Dunlop again. I am considering Good Year Eagle F1 Ass 5 and Bridgestone Potenza and maybe Conti PC 6XL. I'd rather go for a Michelin the most, but comparing the much higher price (PS4) and the simple travel purposes it would never provide such benefit for this car.
But until i do not hear that Dunlop corrects this decline of material/structure, i will avoid its products.