Volvo C30 D5 Tyres

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The following tyres have been reviewed on the Volvo C30 D5
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A (201) 83% 70% 74% 72% 66% 59% 58% 69% 3,381,628
Pirelli PZero Nero (129) 83% 66% 71% 71% 68% 64% 60% 69% 2,197,506
Pirelli PZero Rosso (108) 81% 66% 70% 68% 59% 62% 54% 66% 1,298,806

Volvo C30 D5 Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Bridgestone Potenza RE050A given 81% (225-40-18-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 15000 spirited miles
Much better than my previous tyres which were Pirelli P Zero's and Toyo T1-R's. Decent all rounder, no real complaints, just terrible in snow, which to be fair is the car in general and the fact they're high performance SUMMER tyres. Otherwise I've been very happy, bought them again and I think they're decent value (£100-£110 a corner with hunting around online) plus the wear rate is good. Lasting longer than my P Zeros and the Toyo's..
tyre reviewed on 2011-09-15 21:52:32
Writing about the Pirelli PZero Nero given 66% (225-40-18-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 15000 spirited miles
These tyres were factory fitted on the C30 when I bought it brand new. They were ok, nothing too special. Nothing wrong with them...

Understandly these tyres were better at handling, stopping, starting etc during use on dry and drier roads then wet or damp roads. I had these same tyres on my previous car a SEAT Ibiza FR TDi and they handled much better on ther FR, I guess the higher weight of the C30 and higher front end weight affect the Pirelli's ability to hold up and handle the loads...

The side wall is soft so any slight kerbing and you'll get a nice chunk out of the tyre. Also due to this the front near side tyre wears out quicker due to roundabout use...

Overall they're ok tyres for this tyre of car, but if like me, you like to push on and 'lean' on the tyres then they're not the best. Also they're too expensive for what they offer. Better than Toyo's T1-R's I put on next but no where near as good as my current boots, Bridgestone RE050's
tyre reviewed on 2011-09-15 21:47:12
Writing about the Pirelli PZero Rosso given 44% (215-45-18-W)
Driving on mostly town for 12000 average miles
P zero rosso are almost the worst tyres i've fitted to any of my cars past and present.
this is the second pair thats been fitted onto my wifes C30 in 2 years.

The wear rate is shocking, approx 12k and they're done.
The grip on wet and damp roads is pathetic. especially for a tyre that costs almost 200 quid.

The grip in the dry isn't too bad. As for grip on snow and ice,they're utterly useless.

Fortunatly there is now more choice in the 215/45/18 size in terms of brands and cost.
tyre reviewed on 2011-02-19 15:40:53
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