while driving a
Ford Mondeo ST220
(235/35 R19) on
a combination of roads
Never used the phrase ditchfinders before; however, if there is a tyre worthy of the title these are it. I drive a Mondeo ST220 estate and these tyres came with a set of Focus RS 19s I got on eBay. Iâ€™ve had the tyres on the car for a while now and I cannot stress how bad they are, the only reason they are still on is because I rarely drive the car and virtually never in the wet as itâ€™s a second/project car.
Dry grip, very poor, the car just wants to understeer and if I go near the throttle setting off I get tyre squeal.
Wet grip, what wet grip? These tyres are outright dangerous in the wet, they donâ€™t aquaplane too much, but again even with 220bhp I can spin the wheels up in third and itâ€™s a long geared car. The car just meanders about as it feels. Iâ€™ve driven with bald tyres that have better wet grip than these things.
On the plus side they have lasted alright (if you can see it as a plus side), as I was hoping theyâ€™d wear quicker so I would have an excuse to get them off my car faster.
The car is in for a load of suspension work next week so will be getting these off the car ASAP after that! Iâ€™m looking for Michelin Pilot Super Sports. No matter how cheap these things are they arenâ€™t worth it, even if you get offered a set for free, decline the offer they are that bad!