I'd always used Eco-Contacts, and was happy with them apart from the high
rate of wear. The last time I needed a set I was persuaded that Goodyear
Eagle NCT5's were as good, but would wear more slowly. Wrong! I can't wait
to get shot of them, and will change them early.
Unless you have a good reason, I would advise staying with the Continentals.
I'm also a Michelin fan, and have recently replaced the 2 Goodyear
NCTs and 2 Pirelli P6000s that were on my 2003 TDCi with a set of 4
Pilot Primacy. Too early to say about wear, but to be honest they
felt a bit squishy at first, subjectively more understeery. But
braking and grip in wet and dry are terrific, it's just the handling
I'm not convinced about. I suspect the motorway mileage will be good
- I used to run Michelins of various varieties when I did >50k miles a
year, and hardly ever had to buy more than a set a year.
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