while driving a
(205/55 R16 V) on
mostly country roads
Needed 2 new BUDGET summer tires, and bought these...They are fitted to the front, and on the rear i have Uniroyal Rainsport 3(almost new 6.5-7mm, drove them only one season)...I'm actually impressed with these Zeetex tires...
They are very quiet(at least in this dimension) and very soft to the touch...
I do drive aggressively...
In the dry and warm weather, they hold the road really impressive...It seems that somehow in the corners they grip better than amlost new uniroyals(only 7-8k km on them) on the back, as i'm able to initiate lift off oversteer quite easly...Steering is also more precise than with uniroyals even though they are softer to the touch...Braking is also pretty good.
They do not shine in the wet as in the dry, but they are completly ok...They are worse than uniroyals, but uniroyal is the best rain tire for the money...
They do not aquaplane easly on the straight, but if you try to corner aggressively they will understeer(but you can carry reasonable speeds)...Braking is average, so you need to be more carefull, but again, they are fine, i've driven a lot worse and more expensive tires...
One more thing,they like to spin on that "smooth" wet asphalt if you try to take off with a little more gas :)
They are on the car for 2 000km, so only time will tell how they'll behave when they are worn...I'll update the review
But for now, every recommendation if you are on a tight budget!
And if you are a normal/casual driver, you definitely do not need anything more than this tire, trust me!