while driving a
(245/40 R18) on
a combination of roads
Fantastic value for money. Took a punt on these when I had two tyres punctured at once, as the tyres I wanted were on back order.
Wet grip is not great, but no where near as bad as I had been led to believe. The rear of my car can break away under power anyway, and I was expecting these to be dicey in heavy rain, and they aren't - but just because they aren't dangerous in the wet doesn't mean they're particularly good either. in the wet you will need to watch corner exit speed in a RWD car and braking before a corner in a FWD car. And let's face it, driving hard in the rain is a bit silly anyway.
Dry grip and handling are good for a premium tyre, let alone a budget. Very impressive grip, progressive understeer and decent feedback. The side wall of these tyres is fairly soft, which aids comfort but does mean you have to take a little flobbery-ness into account on turn in. Load them up with some smooth assertive steering and you'll do fine.
Wear is average. My rears will need replacing in around 3000 miles, and they've been on for 7000.
Comfort and noise are acceptable, although they can drone on some surfaces.
Overall, I think these are the best bang for buck performance tyres I've driven on. Recommended.