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Pirelli P4 Four Seasons tire

 
Approximate retail price:
$99
Summary: A T speed rated tire suitable for many family cars. Comes with a 85,000 mile tread wear warranty.
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About - Pirelli P4 Four Seasons

The Pirelli P4 Four Seasons is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, all season tire models like the P4 Four Seasons are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Handling:
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; dry and wet cornering grip; and subjective steering feel.
About This Brand

Pirelli is based in Milan, Italy, and it has a U.S. manufacturing plant in Rome, Ga. Pirelli caters to the high-end market with tires commonly found on luxury and sports cars. It has a stronger presence in Europe than in the United States, and yet Pirelli offers a full line of replacement tire models to fit most cars and light trucks sold in North America. It is an original equipment supplier to the domestic car manufacturers on selected car models. The Pirelli Group business sectors also include real estate, broad-band solutions, and environmental technologies. In our testing, Pirelli tires often impress us with their dry and wet grip and handling.

Features & Specs - Pirelli P4 Four Seasons
info Speed rating T
info Treadwear warranty 85,000
info UTQG treadwear 760
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature B
info Size tested P215/60R16
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User Reviews - Pirelli P4 Four Seasons
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4.0
No dry rot
8/15/2015
Pros
Good In Snow
No Dry Rot
Cons
None
Best Uses
Comment:
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
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Very Noisy
3/10/2015
Pros
Value
Cons
Handling
Noise
Best Uses
Comment:
This tire is very noisy. It produces a whining and humming noise at 40-50 MPH and when braking. I thought I have a transmission, rear differential and brake pad problems but my mechanic was able to discover the irritating noise was coming from the tires.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Better Tire out there...
11/28/2014
Pros
Wet grip
Cons
Noise
Tread life
Underperformed For Dealer
Best Uses
Comment:
The P4's were bought as 3 seaon tires (spring to fall). These are definitly not a 4/all season tire. This is the 2nd set of Pirelli's that i have owned - the other are Winter Carvers (I will not review them here but again very disappointing). I used to think that Pirelli was a Tier A tire name, but after using these 2 models, I will not be buying Pirelli again. More on the P4's - tread life is not what I expected (30,000 - 40,000 km), road noise is far greater than my Michelin MX4's or even the original Goodyear Eagle RSA's. The only pro is hydroplanning prevention, they seem have good wet grip. When one of the P4's was damaged, I returned to the dealer for road hazard replacement. I was informed that the P4 was an underperforming tire for them, so they no longer carried them and they had to be special ordered the replacement. Now that speaks volumes! These tires were not worth the premium pricing.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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