while driving a
Ford Mondeo TDCI
(225/45 R17 W) on
I was initally sold these as "pretty good tyres with a high tread rating" after my usual choice wasn't in stock meaning they should last a long time. Fitted 4 at the same time to My family car (mondeo TDCI) and it's now time to review them as all 4 are gone. In short, poor tyres.
For a tyre that is supposed to last a long time the fronts wore out after just 12,000 miles (waaaaay down on the Hankooks I usually run that are the same price and last for 16,000-18,000 miles) this poor as far as I'm concerned. The rears were about half worn at 16,000 miles BUT had developed cracks on the casing of the tyre below the tread and were considered dangerous at a chack up Thats only 1 year after purchase with daily driving.
Dry grip is fine, wet is acceptable but not as good as comparible price tyres handeling is poor with the car washing out and understeering far more on these than any other tyre i've had ESPECIALLY when cold.
I'm writing this review after having Hankooks back on for an additional year just to be sure I wasn't me driving differently. It wasn't the replacements have performed better and lasted longer already. These Membats are poor value, poor performing and basically not worth your time or money. Avoid at all costs.