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Tires

Michelin Defender
 
Approximate retail price:
$130
Summary: A T speed rated tire suitable for many family cars. Comes with a 90,000 mile tread wear warranty in selected speed ratings.
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User Reviews
User Reviews

 
5.0
A Outback must have A game changer
10/15/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Should Be O E M
Tread life
Value
Wet grip
Cons
Is None
Best Uses
Comment:
I'm from Illinois moved to San Diego I loved my Subaru<br />I did not realise what a tire could do.<br />The ride, handling,no noise .<br />THIS makes a good car great.<br />I had pro contacts on it , They were Noisy poor handling. hard ride, got 26000 .<br />A no brainer
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

 
5.0
Excellent tire!
10/7/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Just had to replace 2 tires after 20 months and 50.000 miles due to a leak in the sidewall. The tires would otherwise likely have made 90.000 mile; there was still plenty of thread left!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

 
2.0
I'll never buy this tire again
9/19/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Wet grip
Cons
Never Owned A Tire This N
Noise
Best Uses
Comment:
I've owned seven or eight different sets of Michelin tires and I've never had a set of tires that is so noisy. If it wasn't for the cost, I take tem off.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
The Michelin Defender is part of the Tires test program at Consumer Reports. The Michelin Defender Tires features and specs include Size tested, Treadwear warranty, UTQG temperature, UTQG traction, UTQG treadwear, Speed rating. In our lab tests, Tires models like the Michelin Defender are reviewed on Noise, Overall score, Handling, Dry braking, Hydroplaning, Ice braking, Ride comfort, Rolling resistance, Snow traction, Tread life, Wet braking. Consumer Reports subscribers share reviews of the Michelin Defender based on personal experience. The user reviews of the Michelin Defender include star ratings, pros, cons, best uses, and a bottom line review to help guide your purchasing decision of the Michelin Defender.
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