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Michelin Defender

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For All Vehicles (191)   9.0

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Reviews of this Tire for All Vehicles (191 Total Reviews)

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful

  9.3

February 03, 2014
2011 VW JETTA VI SE SEDAN
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

March 18, 2014
2008 PONTIAC VIBE HATCHBACK
HOWELL, MI
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 9000
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

Fantastic traction in snow and wet roads

Tire Cons

None Provided

Fantastic traction in snow and wet roads
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

March 06, 2014
2006 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER TOURING
SCOTTSDALE, AZ
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mostly City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 6000
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

Everything!!!

Tire Cons

Non

Great tires and awesome service!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

February 19, 2013
2001 MERCEDES BENZ SLK320 170 CHASIS
KOKOMO, IN
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   10.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

GREAT TIRES GREAT SERVICE .
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1 of 1 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

  8.0

February 25, 2014
2011 HONDA CR-Z ALL
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
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   8.0
Wet Traction   8.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Handling, Cornering, Braking, Wet weather traction, dry traction, long wearing

Tire Cons

None that I am aware of.

I love these tires. I still get 35-37 MPG on my hybrid so just as good as the OEM tires but the handling, braking, traction wet/dry, cornering are all much better with these Defenders. Highly recommended!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

  7.8

February 19, 2014
2000 MITSUBISHI GALANT DE/ES 4CYL
TUCSON, AZ
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 6000
Ride Comfort   6.0
Cornering/Steering   8.0
Ride Noise   8.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   8.0
Wet Traction   7.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Not Likely

Tire Pros

Good looking tire. High mileage rating

Tire Cons

Poor balance.

Had tires rebalanced twice. Tires rumble and vibrate at 70plus mph. rotated and balanced again. Still rumbles and shakes at 70 mph. Drive system checked and is ok. Going to try to get balanced at a different tire store. Feels like tires out of round. Each time tires were balanced they added or took off weight from wheels up to 2 ounces. Still not satisfied with balance job. If it was not for this I would praise the tires.
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7 of 8 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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11 of 13 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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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful

  8.5

May 27, 2013
2011 KIA SOUL PLUS
GRAND BLANC, MI
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 6000
Ride Comfort   8.0
Cornering/Steering   8.0
Ride Noise   7.0
Tread Life   9.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction   9.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

I like them and they are sure an improvement over the manufacturer's tires.
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