while driving a
(225/45 R17) on
a combination of roads
I have these tyres fitted to a Nissan Qashqai 4x4. They are used all year round for a combination of country and city driving.
In the dry they feel better than the Continentals which were originally fitted to the car, though they have a definite best working temperature range of around 5 - 15 degrees C. Above 15 degrees they begin to feel very soft and overheat which can be seen from the discoloration in the sidewalls.
In the wet, these things are just dangerous.....they provide next to no wet grip, leaving the vehicle under-steering even at reduced speeds. Disappointing as i previously had a set fitted to a VW Touareg which were brilliant, perhaps the smaller tyre size does not suit them.
Mud/Snow - again disappointing, still great offroad and in muddy fields though not as infallible as they felt on the Touareg. In the snow, they offer good grip for driving forward. You wont get stuck, but you also wont get round a corner...
They now have around 15000 miles on them from a combination of summer and winter driving and show very little sign of tread wear which is a plus.
I wont be buying again.