Volvo V60 D2 Tyres
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The following tyres have been reviewed on the Volvo V60 D2
Volvo V60 D2 Tyre Review Highlights
Bought brand new Volvo V60, got it with summer Michelin Eco tyres and replaced with those witnter Continentals. The car sounds and handles much, much better. Those are really the best tyres ever.
Writing about the Toyo Proxes T1 Sport
Driving on mostly motorways
for 17000 average
I bought a full set to replace a still (just) road legal set of Falken branded tyres that I inherited on a second hand four year old average mileage Volvo V60 1.6 D2. As luck would have it, the car had just received a 4 wheel alignment as part of warranty work, so I knew my four new tyres stood the best chance of even wear.
First impressions were positive overall, especially ride quality compared to the Falkens which were a bit 'crashy'. The Toyo's offered good grip in the dry (if a little soft on turn in) and decent enough in the wet on a mixture of roads and speeds. My only slight criticism was a 'grabby' feeling from the front end with the tyres keen to tramline a little, especially at lower speeds on urban roads, but other than this, I was very pleased for the money with excellent comfort when cruising on the motorway.
As mileage progressed the handling and ride stayed consistent, with no vibration or wheel wobble developing right up until they were replaced, so this shows the construction is very good. However my major criticism of these tyres would be the very high wear rate. Bearing in mind mine were fitted to a low power 115bhp 1.6 diesel (and they were used through the winter months) the fronts were pretty much done for in only 16K. The grabby nature had also worsened on the front, and was becoming a liability.
I fully realise many will hold the view 'you get what you pay for...' however the Proxes are a known brand, were not a price based purchase, and were only a little cheaper than equivalent Yokohama or Goodyear, so the savings were not huge, and in retrospect, any small incidental 'saving' made was lost with the high wear rate.
My summary of the Toyo Proxes T1 Sport would be a well constructed tyre with decent enough levels of grip and comfort in all conditions for the average motorist, however higher mileage drivers should look elsewhere.
Writing about the Pirelli CINTURATO P7
Driving on a combination of roads
for 18000 easy going
These came with our second hand 2013 V40 D2 car, and we used them for the better part of 18.000 miles. Mostly on the Dutch highways with speeds of 130 km/h max, and no spirited cornering etc. They were ok, right upto the change tyre mark, so the degradation is very linear. Overall it was an ok tyre for us, no big failings, but a tad noisy, and not really economical.