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Good In Snow
No Dry Rot
I own two small cars. The older one is a 1998 Saturn SL2. It doesn't drive much (175,000 miles so far). I have had P4's on it since I don't know when. One set of two was made in 2008, the other set of two in 2006, based on the tire stamp. The SL2 is great in snow (front bias in the weight) with these tires. None of these tires shows dry rot, and the tread is in good shape.<br /><br />For comparison, my other car is a 2007 Saturn ion with about 85,000 miles on it. The OEM tires were Hankook tires. They had serious dry rot after 4 years. I replaced them with Cooper tires (Zeon). My wife yesterday side-swiped a tow hitch sticking out from an SUV in a parking lot, damaging the car, and I guess a tire, because a few minutes later on the beltway the tire blew out. It looked like it was hit by machine gun fire. These tires have about 40,000 miles on them or so. The tread is worn down and they show long, longitudinal cracks between the threads on the rolling surface, which I interpret as dry rot.<br /> <br />Consumer reports doesn't talk about dry rot, but, it is a real issue.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.