Writing about the Michelin Primacy 4
Driving on mostly motorways
for 5000 average
I have to say right up front that i regret fitting these tires to my car , having heard many good things about the brand i wanted to try it out and did so without really looking much into it (which i regret now).
I drive a lot on the motorway and these tires as other reviews have said are extremely soft , so much in fact that the car gets easily affected by crosswinds (which mine never did before) , and they have a constant floaty sensation that really does not inspire any sort of confidence , feels like you are driving some sort of barge on a river. As for hard cornering being a soft tire they flex a lot on hard cornering to the point of feeling unsafe again , the grip itself is just ok meaning the car wont really fly off the corner but it sure feels like it will, also on hard acceleration on uneven surfaces like cobblestone streets or something it will just spin and feel really bad. This is not to say this tire is unsafe but it FEELS unsafe , the squirrely feeling on the highway , crosswind sensitivity and such really makes for a white knuckle driving experience.I really want to stress the negatives because really it surprised me having heard all my life that Michelin makes the best tires on the market (the cost sure is up there) , it came as a shock to me how bad they performed when fitted, being a touring tire and all i thought they would excel at highway driving but they in fact did not.
There are however some positives that maybe could work for you , if you exclusively drive on city i don't think they will bother you none, and the wet grip is better than average to be honest , i believe you can get some 40 or 50 thousand kilometers on these tires , being soft they will be comfortable over bumps provided you don't drive fast. The price may be an issue as they are not exactly cheap tires you can just fit and don't feel bad about spending money on it, if you really want to try them out and see what the fuss is about i say wait for a discount as they can be found cheaper sometimes. Maybe some cars will also accept this tire better and feel just fine, maybe it would even be an upgrade for some cars but in my case it really didn't work out.