Hey Misfit ... I do appreciate the advice, and also a pointer to
It's not that Grand Touring is all I will settle for. It's more like I
don't know that much about the categories and figure that the OEM-like
tires must be a good compromise.
I live in New England and do a pretty even split of city/highway
driving. What classes of tire *should* I look at?
High Tech Misfit wrote:
: Seeking this group's collective wisdom on choosing 4 new tires for my
: '99 Accord LX. Any recomendations pro or con? I think I want something
: in the same "grand touring" class as the OEM Michelins (which are
: overpriced, no?), but will consider anything.
: Apologies if this question has been asked before ...
: -- BeeL
I put Yokohama Avids on mine about a year ago. I've been happy with them. I
tried a set of Falkens, but couldn't get them balanced right, so I went with
I'm not sure about the Michelins they put on the 99s, but I was told the
MX4Vs on my 2003 Accord were designed specifically for Honda, and when I had
one die prematurely due to a sidewall hole, I too got the same sticker shock
when I was quoted $200.00 just for the tire itself.(The regular MX4V was
considerably cheaper). Not wanting to mix tread designs at less than 20,000
miles on the set, I bit the bullet and bought one.
These "Honda" MV4V tires started to get squeally and unsafe in the wet at
a little over 40,000 miles, even though well cared for (balance, rotate,
align). I managed to get them to the mid 50s, but I took a chance waiting
that long. After a little research, I decide on the Bridgestone Turanza
LS-H. Right now I only have a little over 1000 miles on them, but they
peform like a champ. The grip is excellent amd they slice through standing
water as if it wasn't there. Time will tell if they turn out better than
the Michelins, but so far so good. I'll give the group an update when I get
to about 25m miles.
BTW, if you decide to get a set of these, look around for an independent
tire dealer for the best price. A Firestone store may be more convenient,
but they will quote you list pirce ($155.00), and although they can be
talked into better pricing if you walk in there with a written quote, they
generally don't like to deal.
I'm extremely pleased with the Goodyear Assurance TripleTreds on my '03
Accord--good handling, comfortable ride, very quiet.
The TripleTreds were also tops in the latest
Consumer Reports survey.
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