Yokohama BluEarth AE01 Reviews - Page 2

Given 86% while driving a Volkswagen Caddy (190/50 R15 V) on mostly motorways for 35,000 average miles
I do around 30k a year in my small van and these tyres have been a blessing. I'm on my 3rd front pair now and will continue to fit them while they are available. They last, on average, 2-3k longer than previous Kuhmo or Falken tyres. Wet grip is great although the dry grip does not feel quite so steady under very heavy braking but it is still more than acceptable. Fantastic branded tyre at almost budget prices! Very quiet compared to previous tyres also.
4 - tyre reviewed on May 18, 2014   
Given 75% while driving a Nissan (175/70 R13 T) on mostly country roads for 22,000 average miles
I fitted 4 new Yokohama BluEarth AE01's on my Nissan Almera 1392cc hatchback 12 months and 22k miles ago, and they transformed the grip and handling of the car. Prior to fitting, the car had a selection of different branded tyres with varied tread depths and ages. Prior to fitting the Yoko's it would easily spin the front tyres up in the wet and felt skittish on wet roundabouts even at low speeds.

With the Yoko's fitted it is all but impossible to spin up the front wheels and it feels very planted and stable when cornering, even on greasy roundabouts. Obviously the car is not a high-powered vehicle, but swiftly accelerating from a standstill is now much safer.

I have no idea about the progressiveness of the tyres as I have never attempted to breach the limits of the Nissan's modest handling.

Road noise was drastically reduced on fitting these tyres, they have worn evenly but are now looking like they could do with being changed as the tread is getting to around 3mm all round. I swapped the front and rear tyres over after approximately 6 months as the fronts were wearing quicker than the rears, though this is only to be expected with a FWD car. The road noise has increased as the tread has worn down, though the appalling state of UK roads does this no favours at all.

I think I will need to replace the tyres in the next 5000 miles (3 months) due to tread wear, I will probably try a different tyre in the same price bracket (£50 - £60 per tyre) to compare the grip and longevity to the Yokos. I have had positive experience with Avon ZV5s in the past, so will probably try those next.

Overall I would recommend these tyres, though be aware they are only moderately durable. I would suggest that these fall further towards the grip end of the grip - durability scale, certainly I cannot speak highly enough of the difference they made to my Nissan's road manners but have worn quicker than I'd have liked.
37 - tyre reviewed on December 20, 2013   
Given 66% while driving a Suzuki (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 15,000 average miles
Thought these would be good value tyres from previous reviews. Unfortunately they are nearly worn out within a year (approx 15k miles) which ends up costing more in the long run. Now looking for a good value alternative which will last.
1 - tyre reviewed on December 11, 2013   
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Given 74% while driving a Hyundai elantra (225/45 R17) on mostly town for 4,000 average miles
economical and good for in city driving. brake distance is a bit long in dry road. but wet performance is really good. grips well in both dry and wet conditions. silent and feels safe. kinda wears fast.
0 - tyre reviewed on September 22, 2013   
Given 84% while driving a Nissan Micra (175/60 R15 H) on a combination of roads for 4,000 spirited miles
Good dry and wet grip. Highly progressive tyre butbraking distance is a bit long on dry roads.
0 - tyre reviewed on July 29, 2013   
Given 73% while driving a Renault Clio II 1.2 16v (185/55 R15) on mostly country roads for 1,000 easy going miles
Good grip from an high economy tyre in both wet and dry conditions. The road noise is very good. A bit early to tell how well they are going to wear, but I am pleased so far.
0 - tyre reviewed on May 27, 2013