while driving a
Smart fortwo passion
(175/55 R15) on
a combination of roads
Purchased 4 of these SN110's to replace the tyres on my Smart Fortwo.
The existing fronts were 8 year old Bridgestone B100's (155/60/15), still with half tread left (after 37k!!!), but extremely noisy, uncomfortable and downright lethal in the wet etc.
The existing rears were 5 year old Khumo ES01 (175/55/15), loads of tread but noisy and just unremarkable in every way.
Anyone with a Smart Fortwo will tell you that tyre choices are limited due to rather odd tyre sizes, off the shelf options were realistically Bridgestone, Continental (rubbish) and the Falkens.... Local tyre fitter suggested the Falkens as they are getting complaints about noise from the T005 Bridgestone's.
To start with the Falkens are notably cheaper than Bridgestone/Continental offerings, but don't let that put you off because these tyres are good, really good.
They are super quiet (even on a Smart car), super comfy (even on a Smart car), super in the wet (even in a Smat car), and work well in the dry to (even in a Smart car)!!!!
They as others have mentioned they are soft, so I don't expect them to last long, but to be honest I really don't care......especially at the price paid.....
I am far happier having a cheap, reliable, grippy, comfy, quiet tyre that I have to replace say every 5 years, than a noisy, crashy, uninspiring tyre that lasts for 10 years (but costs half the price).
Before someone else says it, my other car is a BMW that I happily shod with Michelin Primacy 4 run flats (that I also love), so I am not some idiot that 'likes cheap' without a thought about safety etc, i'm just not an idiot that 'likes expensive' because they are expensive....
Well done Falken.....the SN110 is a cracking tyre for an everyday car.