Goodyear Eagle F1 Directional 5

Dry Grip 86%
Wet Grip 81%
Road Feedback 79%
Handling 85%
Wear 77%
Comfort 78%
Buy again 81%

The Goodyear Eagle F1 Directional 5 is a Ultra High Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

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Tyre review data from 28 tyre reviews averaging 81% over 309,344 miles driven.

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Top Goodyear Eagle F1 Directional 5 Review

Given 59% while driving a Hyundai Avante (205/45 R16 W) on a combination of roads for 3,000 spirited miles
Coming from Pilot Sport 3 this tyre did not perform at all. Dry grip is almost as good, but when rain comes the Pilot Sport 3 puts Directional 5 to shame in the wet grip category. Noise levels were quite similar to PS3 but PS3 still wins. That being said the Directional 5s were 30% cheaper than the Pilot Sport 3s would it be worth the cost savings for Directional 5s? Yes and No. Yes if you were coming from crappy tyres previously and upgraded to the directional 5s. No if you were using pilot sport 3 or even the Asymmetric 2. There are some things that money just cannot buy and safety is one of them. I feel absolutely safe when I go at 130km/hr on raining days but not with the Directional 5.
82 - tyre reviewed on August 5, 2014   

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Given 77% while driving a Mazda MX5 (215/45 R16 V) on mostly country roads for 15,000 spirited miles
I drive my NB Mx5 pretty hard - itís just a weekend thrasher not a commuter and the roads I search out are twisty and hilly. Front axle are due replacement and rear axle are 25% worn, having replaced a pair of the same. The tyres are pretty quiet on the highway. Dry grip and handling is very good - I really like the way they perform in the twisty stuff. A really progressive break away and high grip. In the wet they brake well in a straight line but the rears light up easily under power From a standing start. I donít push them in the wet. I rarely drive it in the wet. Itís dry handling that Iím mostly concerned with since thatís what these cars are for! Top down sunny weather thrashing! They have worn pretty fast I must say but then wear is a function of grip and I wonder if itís old tech or do some newer tyres really have so much grip with less wear with their Ďgreení compounds?
0 - tyre reviewed on August 27, 2020   
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Given 66% while driving a Mercedes Benz CLS 350 (245/40 R18) on a combination of roads for 700 easy going miles
I purchased these to replace 4 budgets (with plenty of tread) that came with the car when I purchased it. These new tires have certainly transformed the car, but not necessarily in a positive way. The ride is now very harsh and the vehicle feels like its jumping all over the place. It tramlines; and bumps, pot holes and manhole covers are bone jarring - neither of which I never experienced previously. I dropped the PSI down some which has helped slighly.

Road noise has also increased, especially noticable at the front when cornering at town speeds.
Wet grip is good and does provide plenty of confidence coming out of corners. However, I've had the traction contol kick in several times pulling out of junctions on dry roads - again something I'd never experienced before.

I never thought I'd ever say this, but I actually prefer the budgets over these Goodyear's! Im annoyed at myself for buying these tyres now because I cant justify spending another £500 to replace 2 week old tyres.
I put Goodyear's on my previous car (Volvo T5) for 7 years and they were suberb but unfortunately they dont suit the Merc at all....
3 - tyre reviewed on November 1, 2019   
Given 72% while driving a Volvo 2.0 T5 Saloon (225/45 R17) on mostly motorways for 31,000 average miles
I bought 4 of these tyres to replace my Bridgestone Potenza RE003 and I instantly felt my ride transformed to a more comfortable ride. It does so but soaking all the bumps. It performed very well in the dry and relatively well in the wet when new. The tread patterns looks aggressive and makes me admire the pattern every time I come out of my car. The best part about buying this tyre was the cost, it was the cheapest premium tyre I could find and lasted me nearly 50,000KM. I expected to get 40,000KM out of them but was impressed that I got more. Considering I drive a heavy car like Volvo, this is remarkable!

Now comes the downsides of this tyre. Firstly, this is a directional tyre and you could only rotate it front to back and vice versa. The tyres did not wear out evenly even after rotating and balancing every 10,000KM. Secondly, as the tyre wear, these tyres emit more noise than usual and more prone to slipping in the wet. Overall, I would recommend this tyre as a mid-range option but if you can afford higher end options, go for it. I opted not to buy again because I wanted to try something else and have moved on to Michelin Pilot Sport 4. Those tyres are entirely a different breed!
6 - tyre reviewed on October 23, 2018   
Given 79% while driving a Volkswagen Polo 6R GTI 1.4TSI (180HP) (215/40 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 31 spirited miles
I had gone through a set of Directional 5’s in 50,000KM and it served me well. It was my first set of Ultra High Performance tyres so I could not make acceptable comparisons due to my lack of experience.

However, now having gone through Dunlop’s Direzza DZ102 and Yokohama’s Advan V701, I can confidently say that the Directional 5’s was a lot more confidence inspiring and longer lasting than any of the others aforementioned.

Dry grip is good but it really excels in the wet. These tyres had never made me felt a lack of confidence in all my time with it - so much so that even with ~30% of thread left, I was still tackling corners at way above legal speed limits. I knew the tyres were done for when I oversteered during a rainy day on a high speed corner.

Every other tyre I’ve used after this has failed to give me the confidence this tyre has. I am going back to this tyres after my Advan V701s are done with - which is soon after 40,000 KMS.

Definitely recommended for cars up to 200whp.
3 - tyre reviewed on July 24, 2018   

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