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Michelin Defender

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For All Vehicles (41)   9.2

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Reviews of this Tire for All Vehicles (41 Total Reviews)

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful

  9.4

March 13, 2014

MAPLE CITY, MI
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 5400
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   9.0
Ride Noise   9.0
Tread Life N/A
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Nice side wall design

Tire Cons

None Provided

These tires went on a classic Mercedes roadster and it was driven 5400 miles from Northern Michigan to Key West they ran quiet and smooth all the way. Driving two lane and interstate they were exactly as I expected. I have recommended the to others.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

February 26, 2014
1998 TOYOTA CAMRY 4-CYL
SAN DIEGO, CA
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 5000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

Tires holding up good
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42 of 61 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

February 21, 2013
1995 TOYOTA CAMRY 4-CYL
SAN ANTONIO, TX
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 5723
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction   10.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

tires are wearing very well tires hug the road in all conditions tire air pressure is always good

Tire Cons

None Provided

I would buy another set of these tires if I needed to. I am very satisfied with my purchase. These are tires I feel safe to drive in. I know these tires are going to last a very long time
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23 of 39 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

June 27, 2013
1993 VOLVO 240 SEDAN
MACON, GA
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 3000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

The difference in how much better my 20 year old car drives is amazing. It is like driving a new car again. The ride is soft a quite.
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46 of 81 people found the following review helpful

  8.3

June 08, 2013
1985 MERCEDES BENZ 300D/CD/TD 123 CHASIS
HOUSTON, TX
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 4000
Ride Comfort   8.0
Cornering/Steering   8.0
Ride Noise   8.0
Tread Life   8.0
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Likely

Tire Pros

Michelin first quality.

Tire Cons

Would like to have had a size 205 (OEM) tire.

Michelin is always a superior tire...I've owned numerous sets throughout 45 years of driving. Discount mistakenly ordered 190 size rather than 205 (OEM) tires, which I accepted. The narrower tires seem to perform OK.
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33 of 60 people found the following review helpful

  9.7

May 30, 2013
1998 PLYMOUTH BREEZE SEDAN
BOTHELL, WA
Driving Conditions: Mostly Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 5 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 10000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   8.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

na

Tire Cons

na

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27 of 51 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

January 26, 2013
1980 MERCEDES BENZ 300SD/SDL 116 CHASIS
FILLMORE, CA
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 2000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction   10.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

Your service and your tires have been consistently great.
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11 of 21 people found the following review helpful

  8.8

June 05, 2013
1988 PONTIAC FIERO BASE
PINON HILLS, CA
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 5000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   8.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   7.0
Wet Traction   8.0
Winter Traction   9.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

There great.
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30 of 58 people found the following review helpful

  9.2

January 01, 2013
1982 MERCEDES BENZ 300D/CD/TD 123 CHASIS
HOUSTON, TX
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 2000
Ride Comfort   9.0
Cornering/Steering   9.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   9.0
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Quieter than earlier Destiny.

Tire Cons

None

Significant improvement over previous Michelin Destiny.
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31 of 60 people found the following review helpful

  9.2

May 27, 2013
1997 TOYOTA CAMRY 4-CYL
MIDLAND, MI
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 6000
Ride Comfort   9.0
Cornering/Steering   9.0
Ride Noise   8.0
Tread Life N/A
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction   8.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Smooth riding, great traction for an all-season tire. Too soon to know about tread life.

Tire Cons

A little noisier than the GY Comfort-treads they replaced, but only a little.

These tires were a cost-effective replacement for a set of Goodyears. Decided to trust Michelins after reading reviews in a popular consumer magazine. Happy so far, but at 6000 miles figure I'm only 10% into tire life, at most.
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