Ford Focus 2002 Hatchback Tyres

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Tyre Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Barum Polaris 3 (18) 82% 88% 83% 80% 87% 86%
Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08R (43) 95% 73% 91% 93% 72% 70%
Bridgestone Adrenalin RE002 (108) 90% 82% 82% 80% 77% 77%
Vredestein Quatrac 5 (37) 82% 79% 80% 82% 82% 85%
Toyo Celsius (15) 82% 74% 69% 64% 80% 80%
Firestone RoadHawk (38) 84% 75% 71% 65% 54% 73%

Ford Focus 2002 Hatchback Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Firestone RoadHawk given 93% (195-65-15-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
Very nice and stable tires. It doesn't matter if it's dry or wet, they are not afraid of potholes and bad road. I will buy again.
tyre reviewed on 2023-01-26 10:59:41
Writing about the Bridgestone Adrenalin RE002 given 59% (195-60-15-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 25000 spirited miles
Worst tyre ever on my mk1 Focus. I fitted them since i was looking for something sporty on 15 inches but never did the job on either dry or wet roads. Disappointed.
tyre reviewed on 2022-10-05 15:30:50
Writing about the Barum Polaris 3 given 83% (195-65-15-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 40000 average miles
No comments left
tyre reviewed on 2022-02-12 05:11:47
Writing about the Vredestein Quatrac 5 given 72% (195-60-15-H)
Driving on a combination of roads for 28500 spirited miles
My experience with these tyres: -very good as summer tyres, with high levels of grip in the dry -decent as winter tyres -they retain the same characteristics in any outside temperature Some things to point out: -they have been quite noisy throughout their life -the sidewall is taller compared to other same size tyres (dispite this, the handling is very good) -although the tyre pressures were always correct and regularly checked, the edges did wear faster than the inside of the tyres. Higher tyre pressures seemed to solve this problem slightly
tyre reviewed on 2020-05-02 12:16:44
Writing about the Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD08R given 77% (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 10000 spirited miles
Marvellous grip in the dry, crossing white lines in the wet, not so good. My mistake was I bought 225/45/17 tyres, instead of original size 215/45/17. On bumpy country roads, which is the custom in England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 the width of the tyres scrape against the front wheel arches, though the rear is unconcerned . I will indeed buy them again, in the original SVT Focus size.
tyre reviewed on 2019-05-03 18:40:59
Writing about the Toyo Celsius given 34% (195-60-15-H)
Driving on a combination of roads for 10000 spirited miles
These are the worst tyres I have ever experienced, by far. I would even say that they are dangerous.

They replaced 4 Uniroyal RainExpert tyres which were very worn-out. Apart from the fact that they were noisier, the
worn-out Uniroyal tyres were much better than the brand new Toyos.

Positive: -they are quiet
-quite comfortable, although not as comfortable as you would expect from such a soft sidewall

Negative: -slow steering response and poor grip on dry, wet and snow
-very long braking distances in all conditions
-very soft sidewall which gives awful handling characteristics
-imprecise steering with very little steering feel
-unstable feel at all speeds, dangerous almost. In corners, the back end is all over the place
-the car is leaning much more into corners, compared with other tyres

It may sound harsh, but this is my honest experience.
I am replacing them after 10000 miles, even if they seem to have tread left for another ~15000 miles.

There is nothing wrong with the car, these are the first tyres that made the car behave like this.
The results are the same with any tyre pressure.

I know that you can buy Toyo Celsius tyres made in different countries.
These 4 have written on the sidewalls: Made in Japan.
tyre reviewed on 2018-03-27 08:31:55
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