while driving a
(215/55 R16) on
a combination of roads
Bought 4 of these in October 2014 to replace 2 Uniroyal Rainexperts (front & excellent tyres) & 2 Goodyear Efficientgrip Performance (rear & terrible wear rate). After 3 months use I find road-holding in both wet & dry to be very good, comparable to the Uniroyals. They are slightly noisy on rough road surfaces, but are noticably quieter when the road surface is good. Not as quiet as the Goodyears, but on a par with the Uniroyals. Not driven too many miles since fitting (approx 2000), but the tread on the front tyres is still 7.5 mm so I am optimistic they will wear well.
Just had 8 inches of snow over Christmas and the tyres have performed well. In previous years I have sometimes struggled to get the car off the drive in deep snow (slightly uphill & I never rush into clearing snow, but I had no trouble with these or the Uniroyals). I have never fitted winter tyres, but I suspect they would be slightly better than the Nankangs which being all-season tyres are obviously a compromise, eg. I can get the Nans to spin in the wet at one or two hilly junctions when setting off. Would I buy again? Probably, as they are as good as the Uniroyals which I really rate but are a lot cheaper - and it looks like they'll last a good long time, although fuel consumption is possibly slightly poorer, maybe 1 or 2 mpg down.