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Bought these as I'd had federal on my Mondeo 2.2 TDCI which were fine. These to be fair have lasted a massively long time, just over 35k on the fronts. I do mainly motorway driving and there's not my power in a Lacetti so no rip roaring starts.
However they are really, really bad in the snow and wet, they give very little grip in the wet and have skidded often on braking and when pulling away, and as I said 1.6 Lacetti wont pull the skin of a rice pudding!
In the snow I almost demolished a garden wall, slight hill, foot on brake at about 10mph, the tyres let go and I slid 20m - 30m down the incline, in a straight line, down a curved road and then over the pavement, it's only because the off side wheel caught the curb that I went round the corner and on to the flat and stopped. It's lucky that no one was on the path or I'd have taken them out at about 20mph.
Won't be getting them again.
N.B. Mondeo same hill, same speed (probably faster), same conditions, Kumo 205/50/17 tyres no problem at all.