Daihatsu Materia Tyres

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Tyre Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Uniroyal RainSport 3 (286) 84% 92% 79% 78% 64% 83%
Mohawk M112 (28) 59% 34% 44% 40% 53% 46%

Daihatsu Materia Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Uniroyal RainSport 3 given 90% (185-55-15-V)
Driving on a combination of roads for 15000 average miles
These tyres came with my Daihatsu having not long been installed. Tyres have gone from approxinately 6 to 2.5mm in the past 18 months and 15000 miles. So approximately 20k total tyre life on a car like a Meriva with 105bhp.

My experience of these tyres is that their dynamic abilities are greater than the mini mpv they attach to. Apart from spinning up the inside while pulling out of a junction in the rain a bit sharpish, these tyres have have had 15k miles of near permanent traction.

Dry grip is excellent and has on occasion let the little daihatsu do some very naughty things!

Wet grip is good although I do not push the car in the rain, I have confidence in its braking and the ABS has had a relaxed 18 months.

Feedback seems quite dull but I think that's the setup of the car more than the tyre so not a fair appraisal of the tyres ability.

Handling is a bright point with these tyres. what makes them safe also makes them good fun to throw around. They load up nicely and have never left me surprised even in poor conditions.

These attributes may come at the expense of wear as far as other reviews say. I think 20,000 miles is good considering the nature of the tyre. Even if the car isn't too demanding in general.

While these tyres may be a bit sporty, I have found they work nicely with the cars suspension. Car reviews say the Materia is quite firmly sprung but mine rides very well on these tyres. Noise is not invasive but is audible on poor surfaces. I tend to run at ~34psi all round. That's a little higher than recommended but wear seems even and mpg improves without the ride degrading.

Overall I would definately buy these tyres again. They're not the most fuel efficient (rated E) but I can quite easily improve on the cars official MPG with little effort. I might change to something more fuel economy focussed for doing some longer distance transporting with the car. I will probably install RS3's on my other light car which does a lower milage soon. The last 1mm before change may be slightly less impressive but still above average for the price. As I said, these tyres are more than up to the task of mangaing my Daihatsu. Even in spirited moments they're confidence inspiring and put a smile on my face!

tyre reviewed on 2019-05-24 14:51:12
Writing about the Mohawk M112 given 17% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 1000 average miles
Absolutely no lateral grip in the wet, noisy, hard compound spoils the ride and terrifying in the wet. Fitted to a car purchased a week ago second hand, replacing now with Fulda Eco Control, the exact opposite of these truly awful tyres.
tyre reviewed on 2017-08-10 15:32:02
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