I am not rubishing the Michelins
But faced with $700 V $400 I probably would have made the same choice( but I hate the French, my predjudice). It will be good to see how your tyres last and how they go in the wet.
This is a great site, people share their experiences, it is a good way to stop people being ripped off.
No offense taken for anyone's opinion it is just that an opinion, so long as it is an informed one based on fact not prejudice(see above).
Without a particularly scientific sample, the two main 'tests' I performed were:
• Flat out in seconds around the decreasing radius of the southbound part of the eastern distributor (ie entry from Glebe/Darling harbour - exit on the way to Airport) - A sweeping left hander that is designed to get tighter (decreasing radius) and forces you to slow down for approaching (blind) intersection.
I managed about 70kph before losing my nerve.
This is usually where the traction control light blinks like crazy.
Nufink. Plain sailing.
• Hammering along country back ways (get'n take away for family) in between Berrima and Bowral. In the wet. Very sturdy.
All this done 1-up. I never push it with my toddler or wife on board.
The back of the car definitely 'shuffles' out of line a bit (slides a few mm sideways) which nudges
the front if the car around the arc - just a smidge - sort of a pivoting/yawing sensation, equal amounts in dry or wet.
Nothing dramatic - I am driving in suburban Sydney - but not as super-duper stuck-like-glue feeling of the PZero's.
Oddly, the yaw/pivot helps to 'shove' the front around the line (w a bit of throttle steer) - which is balmy I know, for a FWD.
So. Different, but same. Michelin not as sticky as PZero, but gets me around corners just as well. + Is definitely
I should probably do an advanced driving course, as it's probably just pronounced understeer that I'm experiencing? But I really have no reference point to tell accurately.