Writing about the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2
Driving on a combination of roads
for 22000 spirited
Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
November 03, 2008
This is an awesome tire. I replaced Conti SportContact 2's with a pair of these up front. The Conti's were good, but these are great. Quieter, smoother, stickier. Responsive steering, great cornering, and great wet traction. I have read complaints here that the treadlife is short, but I just got them so I don't know. I have noticed that they jump around a little on grooved concrete, but that will happen with any tire that has large continuous grooves in the center.
I purchased the 'Mercedes Spec' version of PS2's, and they seem to be a great match for my C32 AMG. They are sooooo quiet.
I'm very happy, and will definitely purchase again if I get more than 15K miles out of them. We'll see.
Follow-up Review, 15,000 Miles on Tires
May 20, 2009
I can't say enough about this tire. After of 12000+ miles on them, they have not worn like others complained about. They look almost new.
They grip great, they are so quiet, and thankfully, they haven't worn quickly.
I gave it 10's across the board because in 25 years of driving, I have never driven on better tires.
Follow-up Review, 22,000 Miles on Tires
November 29, 2009
I got 22K out of the tires up front. The shoulders are worn to the belts, but there is still some tread left in the middle. I don't think most people will take them this far; most would have replaced by now. That's not from under-inflation, but from very spirited cornering. The confidence these tires give is so satisfying, but yes the tread wear is quick. The last few thousand miles, the noise got a little louder, but still less then any other tire I've ridden. If you can afford them, you will not be disappointed.
Having said that, I am going to try the Goodyear F1's which are supposed to be on par with the PS2's, yet a little cheaper, and coincidently on sale right now. :)