Volvo C30 D5 Tyres

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Tyre Reviewed Dry Grip Wet Grip Feedback Handling Wear Comfort
Michelin Pilot Sport 4 (276) 90% 88% 81% 85% 74% 79%
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A (210) 83% 69% 74% 72% 66% 59%
Pirelli PZero Nero (138) 83% 66% 71% 71% 67% 64%
Pirelli PZero Rosso (109) 81% 66% 70% 68% 59% 62%

Volvo C30 D5 Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Michelin Pilot Sport 4 given 83% (205-50-17-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 10000 spirited miles
Very happy with the PS4s. Good levels of both grip and comfort, topped off with a quiet ride. They grip surprisingly well, usable even a few degrees (centigrade) under freezing. You'd have to do something very silly to get them to lose traction. I can really feel the difference, both handling and comfort, coming from Goodyear Eff Grip Performance (gen 1). I feel they're the best balance between comfort and sportiness, as while they aren't the most communicative tyre, they're not completely numb either. There's plenty of warning before they lose grip. Wear is comparable to the Goodyears, which is to say it's pretty good. After just over 10k miles, they have around 3.5mm left, so should be good for a few more months.
tyre reviewed on 2022-05-11 21:31:27
Writing about the Bridgestone Potenza RE050A given 81% (225-40-18-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 15000 spirited miles
Much better than my previous tyres which were Pirelli P Zero's and Toyo T1-R's. Decent all rounder, no real complaints, just terrible in snow, which to be fair is the car in general and the fact they're high performance SUMMER tyres. Otherwise I've been very happy, bought them again and I think they're decent value (£100-£110 a corner with hunting around online) plus the wear rate is good. Lasting longer than my P Zeros and the Toyo's..
tyre reviewed on 2011-09-15 22:52:32
Writing about the Pirelli PZero Nero given 66% (225-40-18-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 15000 spirited miles
These tyres were factory fitted on the C30 when I bought it brand new. They were ok, nothing too special. Nothing wrong with them...

Understandly these tyres were better at handling, stopping, starting etc during use on dry and drier roads then wet or damp roads. I had these same tyres on my previous car a SEAT Ibiza FR TDi and they handled much better on ther FR, I guess the higher weight of the C30 and higher front end weight affect the Pirelli's ability to hold up and handle the loads...

The side wall is soft so any slight kerbing and you'll get a nice chunk out of the tyre. Also due to this the front near side tyre wears out quicker due to roundabout use...

Overall they're ok tyres for this tyre of car, but if like me, you like to push on and 'lean' on the tyres then they're not the best. Also they're too expensive for what they offer. Better than Toyo's T1-R's I put on next but no where near as good as my current boots, Bridgestone RE050's
tyre reviewed on 2011-09-15 22:47:12
Writing about the Pirelli PZero Rosso given 44% (215-45-18-W)
Driving on mostly town for 12000 average miles
P zero rosso are almost the worst tyres i've fitted to any of my cars past and present.
this is the second pair thats been fitted onto my wifes C30 in 2 years.

The wear rate is shocking, approx 12k and they're done.
The grip on wet and damp roads is pathetic. especially for a tyre that costs almost 200 quid.

The grip in the dry isn't too bad. As for grip on snow and ice,they're utterly useless.

Fortunatly there is now more choice in the 215/45/18 size in terms of brands and cost.
tyre reviewed on 2011-02-19 15:40:53
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