while driving a
Ford Mustang gt
(225/55 R16) on
a combination of roads
Since no one has reviewed them yet besides the all season test published here I will give an initial impression.
First thoughts are actually positive compared to autobild which gave quite a negative review regarding the wet braking performance.
I drive an old Mustang which I bought recently and it came with Nankang summer tyres on the rear and Lanvigator catchgre all season on the front.
Those previous tyres were absolutely garbage in the wet. It would slide in the slightest turn on the highway and a little bit more acceleration it would spin easily.
None of these issues with Goodride Z401. I had to choose between those and the slightly more expensive Sailun Atrezzo 4 season.
The latter wasn't in stock so I took the gamble.
It would make sense to buy premium tyres for a high performance car but since it's old/high mileage, unknown history I am careful with investing. Of course safety matters and the biggest threat I saw was wet breaking. I promised myself to behave in wet conditions.
The weather was dry but roads wet since the humidity is most of the time close to a 100%
and temperature +1°C.
I stepped on the accelerator in the turns expecting that it would spin and break out like the Nankang did. No spinning whatsoever.
Braking in the wet/Icy conditions...no surprises.
Biggest advantage...they are quiet. The Sailun Atrezzo isn't....(they were on the rentalcar glad I didn't buy them).
So far I am happy with them. Sometimes you have to experience things yourself and not blindly follow online reviews but always take your driving style in consideration.
With a more modern sophisticated car you would notice without doubt the difference between a Goodride and the premium brands.
With a classic, which most owners treat it with respect and usually not a daily driver I think you will be fine with those budget tyres.
Snow traction/breaking looked ok on the autobild test. I will add my experience in the next review after 5k miles or so.