Marangoni Meteo HP

The Marangoni Meteo HP is a High Performance Winter tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars.

Dry Grip 79%
Wet Grip 88%
Road Feedback 74%
Handling 68%
Wear 72%
Comfort 82%
Buy again 85%

Tyre review data from 14 tyre reviews averaging 78% over 55,100 miles driven.

The Meteo HP is ranked 31st of 60 Winter High Performance tyres.

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    Top 3 Marangoni Meteo HP Reviews

    Given 57% while driving a Vauxhall Insignia CDTI SRI 130 (225/50 R17 V) on mostly town for 3,000 average miles
    I have these on my Vauxhall/opel insignia, In general they are not a bad tyre for the money, reasonably quiet on motorways although louder than my summer tyres (michelin pilot primacy). Just recently experienced light snow and they are good on snow, but very un-impressed with them on ice, I had Matador MP59 nordicca on my last car, and the matador was far superior. These seem to grip and then suddenly lose it without any warning. They are definitely not as sure footed as the matador, on cold wet roads they are good I don't lose confidence on corners although they allow the car to run a little wider than the michelin and matador, despite being a lower profile. I would suggest looking elsewhere and would not buy these new, I had a good deal on these buying with only 3 months use on them. If all else fails they are better than summer tyres, but not the best you could get for the money.
    Helpful 25 - tyre reviewed on January 17, 2013
    Given 81% while driving a Peugeot 308 (205/55 R16 T) on mostly country roads for 7,000 average miles
    Great benefit below 7 degrees. Lots of driving in forests and ice. Such a difference
    Helpful 24 - tyre reviewed on November 24, 2012
    Given 100% while driving a Peugeot 308 1.6 e HDI (195/55 R16 T) on mostly country roads for 6,000 average miles
    After buying these winter tyres last winter I finally got a chance to test in snowy conditions. The difference compared with summer tyres is night and day. I was able to navigate hilly uncleared back roads without any problems. These tyres also perform well in normal conditions and are refined. Well worth the purchase especially for high mileage motorists.
    Helpful 22 - tyre reviewed on December 5, 2012
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    Given 89% while driving a Volvo s60 D5 (163) (225/45 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 12,000 average miles
    I drive a heavy Volvo s60 and I've chosen these tyres as the price was way lower than premium brands and I must say that I was really impressed with their performance. I previously had winter Pirreli ans Continentals and I am convinced these Marangoni are in a way, better than Pirelli, they are definitely much quieter and the grip on snow is about the same. Conti's are better hence the huge difference in price.
    I'm now buying the 2nd set of these as I believe they're worth the money I spend.
    Helpful 18 - tyre reviewed on October 29, 2012
    Given 87% while driving a Citroën C5 Estate (215/60 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 7,000 average miles
    Fitted these in October to a Citroen C5 tourer. Decided to purchase after the snow of the previous 2 years and living down at the bottom of a housing estate where my summer tyres would not get me out (they were Continentals which though very good in warm weather tests appear to have the worse grip of any summer tyre in snow and ice conditions according to a "What Car" test last year. A friend had them fitted to his Audi 2.5 diesel the year before and said they had worked well, so as they were resonably cheap I bought a full set.
    As another person says this seemed to stop the snow.
    In the dry they seem to have similar cornering grip to the summer continentals, and in wet weather they seem particularly good, with plenty of grip cornering and after an almighty deluge on the M1 on easter Monday they appeared to be very good resisting aquaplaning.
    They seem fairly quiet though I think I get a resonance point at exactly 50mph where you can feel a slight vibration through the steering wheel (above or below 50mph it disapears)
    So as a winter tyre for wet and cold conditions it seems to work very well.
    Eventually last week we had some proper snow to test them on. There had been a few occasions before where it had snowed to cover the road and they appeared to brake well and provide plenty of grip cornering and accelerating - certainly much better than summer tyres. However with the blizzard that hit on 4th April I was able to test them. Getting out of the estate was fine and ploughing along the main road was fine, until I hit the queue of traffic trying to get up the steep hill on Huddersfield Road as it heads to jct 38 of the M1. So I diverted and headed up Sackup Lane a far steeper hill - about 1 in 7 in places (look on to show the O.S. map to see how much height it gains) . Again others were trying to go up and had ground to a halt. When I thought it was clear I headed up only to get to a car just grinding (wheel spinning) to a halt overtaking another stopped vehicle. I managed to move over to the left as it started slipping back and had to nearlly come to a halt before accelerating past and getting to the top with no problems. I then had to route around various country lanes through Woolley village to get onto the M1 and the tyres behaved very well. So for the price about £90 each fitted they seem to perform very well
    Helpful 22 - tyre reviewed on April 12, 2012
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    Given 90% while driving a SEAT Leon FR tdi (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 5,000 spirited miles

    i have these fitted since nov 2011 ( now feb 2012)
    i thought that by buying these i had stopped it snowing completely in the UK.
    however, they are great in cold wet weather, clearing the road very well, you can tell its good as the car gets really dirty now.
    but this weekend the UK has seen snow that stopped all roads airports etc

    i made journeys where previously i wouldn't have got off the drive.
    the traction both in driving and stopping are amazing. i was able to pass people who had to creep along and i bet they thought i was an idiot. but the ability of the tryes were so good.
    every now and again i would test the brakes ( so you don't get over confident as you still need to take care) and found the grip V good, you do have to watch that others don't follow too close as you can outbrake them, not v good when they are following!!

    you can brake on down hill junction and not have hope that there is no-one coming.

    however it doesn't stop you getting trapped when the other cars just block the road by being stranded and wheel spinning and still sliding backwards!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    don't forget they are winter tyres and not just snow tyres so you get the benefit when its cold and wet too.

    i have considerable driving experience cars motorcycles class 1 HGV ( as it was) both her and abroad with a brother in Zurich so have experience of "proper snow" too

    i'm glad i fitted them this winter
    Helpful 22 - tyre reviewed on February 6, 2012
    Given 86% while driving a Audi A3 2.0 TDI 140 (225/40 R18 V) on mostly country roads for 100 average miles
    top drawer. paid £100 a tyre for my a3 and couldnt find any cheaper. only been on a few days but a marked improvement compared with my summer premium tyres. everything is better - grip, braking distances, cornering. cant comment on how long they last yet or how they are in the dry but i reckon staying on the road this winter has to be worth every penny!
    Helpful 19 - tyre reviewed on December 11, 2011
    Given 77% while driving a BMW 120d (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 800 average miles
    Bought these Winter tyres two weeks back, the difference in grip in snow and ice is amazing, I cannot believe the difference after my BMW 120d was more like a sled than a car in icy conditions. Don't know how long will last, but they've been brilliant so far. At just over £300 for full set, worth every penny to get me and my business back on the road again
    Helpful 18 - tyre reviewed on December 22, 2010
    Given 87% while driving a Audi 80 B4 (195/65 R15 H) on mostly country roads for 2,000 spirited miles
    i have had these on my car now for only a week, but the recent snow has made me make a distress purchase i did not want to! at first i bought 2 of these and fitted them to the driven wheels of my vehicle (huge mistake!) the difference in grip, and confidence these give you is unreal! i have had to drive ice covered snow topped roads for a week now, not even b roads, more e roads than anything, ie the sort of road that branches off a b road, that you would think is someone's drive way, but rarely see's anyone other than yourself down!
    day 1 driving in normal tyres with 2 inches of snow on the ground was tricky, traction non existant etc,later on with 2 fitted to the front, well traction was there, except when breaking, the front end had so much grip the rear tucked and tucked into a ditch, even when off the pedal!
    with the 4 winter tyres on (now these roads im driving are extreme! in 1 hour on monday 1ft of snow fell and i was the only person to drive the 9 mile stretch of road all day, a country lane thats about 2 ft wider than my car, up hills, down hills, round corners and with 1ft deep gulleys either side) and wow, i could drive it as if it was just a wet day, drive sensibly obviously presenting caution, but have no real fear of sliding losing grip etc, it was brilliant, my first time ever using winter tyres, and i highly reccomend them to anyone! i done alot of research and was torn between continental and these, and i think for the money these deffo worked out the best value for money whilst retaining alot of the same properties as the continentals did!
    Helpful 20 - tyre reviewed on December 8, 2010
    Given 77% while driving a BMW E46 3 Series (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 200 average miles
    The star ratings dont cover how much I love these tyres. My BMW 325 ground to a halt in the slightest snow conditions on normal all round tyres last year. This year on the Meteo's I have not only driven through conditions I would have avoided last year, but have done so with total ease. I deliberately chose thinner tyres for the replacement 16 inch rims for the snow as I figured it would be an improvement over fat tyres like the 18 inch rims wear. I have seen other RWD cars this year struggling like I once did. While with the snowies on I have cruised over the same road with no trouble at all. I havent even needed to switch off the traction control. Snow and slush are no issue. even compacted snow and ice with snow on top hasnt fazed them. If I had to say anything, its that in the wet they were about equal to the sports tyres I normally have on. But in icy cold conditions, in snowm slush and ice, they are a 99.99 percent improvement over the normal tyres. Especially so as they let me not only drive forwards, but they do so with the car in a straight line, last year I was at 45 degrees for the most part and all movement was a struggle at best, and a complete failure at worst. Stopping in snow and ice is amazing compared to my summer rubber and happens so well that you feel like you have to work to make the ABS kick in. One thing that almost caught me out while getting carried away was the way 90 degree turns at too much speed went from under control to the front going wide. It was more my fault than the tyres though and is directly related to my seeing where the line was drawn. Once I understood where the grip went in a tight turn, I adapted and have no complaints from them. The marangonis were without doubt a perfect purchase in terms of being able to use the car whatever the weather conditions. Last year without them was a none starter as the car got stuck fast, this year the snow is only a speed deterrent and not a snow stops play issue. I drive between easy going and average for the most part, and even though I have covered less than 200 miles on them so far (the majority in the snow), I have to say that it has made for an amazing experience. I had never realised what a difference they actually make. Would I recommend them to friends? Yes, and I have done. Would I buy them again? another yes. The only real complaint? It took a while to be sure they were facing the right direction when fitted as they had no directional rotation arrow on the sidewall. Had us headscratching until we worked it out. Otherwise, as near perfect as can be and for the price, even better. One very happy buyer/road user
    Helpful 19 - tyre reviewed on December 2, 2010
    Given 88% while driving a Subaru Outback (225/45 R16) on mostly country roads for 1,000 average miles
    excellent tyres. Hugely impressive grip in snow - with the subaru 4wd I've had no issues whatsoever driving in hard packed, slush or 24 inches of fresh snow. The car still takes a bit of stopping but on bends and corners the grip is either good, or the sliding controllable.
    Would thoroughly recommend for foul weather use.
    Also quieter on the road than my 18" low profiles.
    Helpful 20 - tyre reviewed on December 1, 2010
    Given 79% while driving a Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk 5 (remapped 270 BHP) (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 1,000 spirited miles
    find feedback abit woolen on dry roads , good in the wet , very good on roads that have large puddles of standing water just slices clean threw them , good traction on ice as long as you drive to suit conditions go easy on the throttle , good on snow , do tend to throw the snow into the arches and the muck and spray down the sides of the car , brakes well on snow and ice as long as you again drive with sense , for the money not a bad winter tyre , i would buy again for sure
    Helpful 21 - tyre reviewed on November 30, 2010
    Given 66% while driving a Vauxhall signum 2.0 dti (215/55 R16 H) on mostly country roads for 5,000 average miles
    Surprisingly good grip in the wet. I had to peel myself of the steering wheel after an emergency stop. The tyres are a little noisier then summer tyres but are acceptable
    Helpful 17 - tyre reviewed on November 2, 2010