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Michelin Defender

Average Customer Review

For All Vehicles (227)   9.0

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Reviews of this Tire for All Vehicles (227 Total Reviews)

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful

  7.8

July 08, 2014
2002 MAZDA 626 ESV6
Lafayette, CO
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 5000
Ride Comfort   8.0
Cornering/Steering   8.0
Ride Noise   7.0
Tread Life   8.0
Dry Traction   8.0
Wet Traction   8.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

I have been happy with the performance of the tires. The tread is outstanding and I have not felt worried about loosing control.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful

  9.2

January 23, 2014
2009 TOYOTA COROLLA S
FRESNO, CA
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
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   10.0
Tread Life   9.0
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction   9.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

These tires are great. When I first put them on I noticed a huge difference in the noise - very little to no noise as compared to the previous tires. The ride is much smoother now too. Definitely recommend these tires to anyone in the market.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful

  9.3

March 02, 2014
2007 HONDA CIVIC LX/EX
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mostly City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 10000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   9.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   9.0
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction   9.0
Buy Tire Again Likely

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

Good tires so far. They handle great in the snow and icy roads of Colorado.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful

  9.8

April 25, 2013
2013 HYUNDAI ELANTRA SEDAN GLS
SANDY, UT
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 7000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   9.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction   9.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

love them

Tire Cons

little bit of noise

These are great tires.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful

  9.3

February 03, 2014

ARLINGTON, TX
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
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   8.0
Tread Life   8.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction   10.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Smooth and Quiet

Tire Cons

Cant think of any

Great tires. Tread wears evenly. Significantly more quiet than the factory tires that came with the car.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful

  8.3

August 10, 2013
1998 ACURA 3.0CL COUPE
BOUNTIFUL, UT
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 6000
Ride Comfort   9.0
Cornering/Steering   8.0
Ride Noise   8.0
Tread Life   8.0
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   8.0
Winter Traction   8.0
Buy Tire Again Likely

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

The tires seem to be working good.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful

  8.0

September 02, 2013
2009 HONDA CIVIC EX/EX-L
HILLIARD, OH
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 2500
Ride Comfort   8.0
Cornering/Steering   8.0
Ride Noise   7.0
Tread Life   8.0
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   8.0
Winter Traction   9.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Good tread. Like how it handles on any type of surface and so far in any condition.

Tire Cons

Has a little road noise which can be a little irritating.

So far the tires have met all expectations. The tire noise is the only thing I can think of that is a little irritating. I like how they handle in all kinds of weather. Would buy them again and have recommended them to others.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful

  5.8

May 07, 2014
2003 TOYOTA MATRIX XR
PLYMOUTH, MI
Driving Conditions: Snow
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 5000
Ride Comfort   6.0
Cornering/Steering   3.0
Ride Noise   4.0
Tread Life N/A
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   7.0
Winter Traction   2.0
Buy Tire Again Not Likely

Tire Pros

No lost tire pressure

Tire Cons

Poor performance in snow.

Great brand, high wear mileage expected. Not good in snow, very little traction. Good gas mileage.
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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful

  8.8

April 13, 2014
2010 HONDA CIVIC LX/LX-S
CHARLOTTE, NC
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 20000
Ride Comfort   9.0
Cornering/Steering   8.0
Ride Noise   9.0
Tread Life   9.0
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Likely

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

One tire is experience a very very slow leak. Going back to Discount Tire tomorrow to have them look at it.

Great value tire.
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19 of 27 people found the following review helpful

  8.3

January 11, 2014
2010 MAZDA 3 4-DOOR
SAGINAW, MI
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 3500
Ride Comfort   9.0
Cornering/Steering   9.0
Ride Noise   7.0
Tread Life   8.0
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   8.0
Winter Traction   8.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Improved handling and control in wet/snow conditions which was desired without much loss of the smooth performance ride.

Tire Cons

None so far.

Worth paying the extra money. Recommend without hesitation for driving in Michigan and northern states.
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