Writing about the Nokian WeatherProof
Driving on mostly country roads
for 27 easy going
I fitted these tyres as replacements for my original stock summer tyres. Those tyres needed replacing after 25K miles, whereas these have already done 27K with 4ml of tread left. My driving covers 90% A and B roads with 10% motorway, so as far as wear is concerned I'm pleased. My driving style is reasonable. I like a quick sprint occasionally, but for the most part it's relaxed. I'm not a late braker either, so a more aggressive driving style would obviously impact tyre wear. As for reliability, there's no sign of damage or uneven wear. I've never had a puncture, and a while ago I hit a very deep pothole that was filled with water doing approximately 40mph, and I fully expected the tyre to puncture, but it didn't. So resistance to impact seems good. There's very little road noise either. I don't take corners anywhere close to the limit, but on the odd occasion when I've had to swerve etc, the car has behaved impeccably in the dry. Wet grip is not so impressive as I've very occasionally experienced some mild oversteer. I've once had to emergency stop in the dry, with no dramas. Can't comment on wet braking. I recently has some experience of driving in 3-4 cm of snow and the tyres performed perfectly well on the flat, but slipped a little on some hills. That said, i was able to go places that no 2 wheel drive with summer tyres could go. A couple of drivers stopped me whilst driving in the trough of Bowland telling me they had had to turn round, but my s-cross handled things very well. I'll certainly buy them again and have no hesitation in recommending them.