Nokian i3

Dry Grip 72%
Wet Grip 68%
Road Feedback 82%
Handling 68%
Wear 65%
Comfort 77%
Buy again 57%
 
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Nokian i3 Reviews (newest first) - Page 1

Given 64% while driving a Nissan Maxima (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
Bought these tires with great expectation as I heard they were quite good at a reasonable price ($800 for a set of 4). Overall, I was quite happy with the tires. They had good grip in dry conditions and really good grip in wet. They were fairly quiet and very comfortable. The 225/50R/17 (V-rated) had a nice profile and tread. The only issue I had with them was not tread wear but rather with the construction. I have a set of dedicated winter tires on separate rims that I switched over each year. Even with this, after 2-and-a-half seasons one of my i3 tires developed a sidewall bulge and had to be replaced. Just a few months later, belts snapped in two of the other tires! The resulting vibration and noise were horrendous and I ended up having to replace a front tire rod and rear bearing because of it. I'm not an overly aggressive driver and these tires should have lasted a lot longer than they did. I got less than 70% of the expected life out of them before they gave out. Because of that, I wouldn't buy them again. I switched to Yokahama tires.
0 - tyre reviewed on June 25, 2013   
Given 54% while driving a Suzuki (155/70 R13) on mostly town for 20,000 spirited miles
I am using it for 2 years now in continental weather, from april to october. The wear is heavy, according to the markings. On dry surface the grip is moderate. On wet, it has no grip at all when You're accelerating or breaking. In the bends, it is ok if You are careful.
When I bough it, I felt this was a bit weaker than I expected, but I had no serious problems with it. As for the second year it got totally unpredictable. A huge disappointment for me. Please bear in mind that the tyre size I got, is rather slim, and with wider sizes these problems might not occur.
0 - tyre reviewed on October 2, 2012   
Given 86% while driving a Audi A3 Sportback (205/55 R16 H) on a combination of roads for 500 spirited miles
I've used 2 sets of Continental winter and summer tyres. One set of Nokian winter tyres and now I have these Nokian i3 summer tyres. They are good for my aggressive style of driving. Today I drove these tyres at -2 celsius at snow so everything was well and smooth - no problems.
1 - tyre reviewed on April 1, 2012   
Given 34% while driving a Toyota Corolla (195/65 R15 H) on mostly town for 1,000 average miles
First summer everything was OK, I drove 15000km on it. Next summer it started to slid during accelerating and braking as well. Now it is practically life-threatening. DO NOT BUY!!!
0 - tyre reviewed on May 2, 2011   
Given 84% while driving a Volkswagen golf 2.0 gt tdi (205/55 R16 W) on mostly motorways for 25,000 average miles
Great in heavy rain, wearing really well
0 - tyre reviewed on May 2, 2010   
Given 96% while driving a Toyota Yaris (175/65 R14 H) on a combination of roads for 3,000 spirited miles
A logical progression from the winter Nokian NRG2 tyre which proved in its element throughout our harsh winter in Northern England.
I love the i3. Made for our climate of cooler summers and sudden downpours. I have found these tyres totally exceptional. On pushing the car, I have not found the tyre limit yet, which is a first.
Well done Nokian.
0 - tyre reviewed on March 22, 2010