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Michelin Defender

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For All Vehicles (204)   9.0

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Reviews of this Tire for All Vehicles (204 Total Reviews)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

  9.7

April 29, 2013
2004 LEXUS ES 330 SEDAN
DENVER, CO
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   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

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

I have this tire on both cars and am very happy with the performance. this tire is highly recommended by Consumer Reports.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

  9.7

April 11, 2013
2006 NISSAN ALTIMA 2.5S/3.5SL
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 8000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   9.0
Ride Noise   9.0
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

best tire I have had on this car. Great steering and handling tire. Like them on long trips.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful

  9.0

January 22, 2014
2009 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN 2.5 S
ELGIN, IL
Driving Conditions: Mostly 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   9.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   5.0
Winter Traction   3.0
Buy Tire Again Not Likely

Tire Pros

Fantastic on dry pavement

Tire Cons

Does not hold groove well in snow. Breaks lose in wet weather.

To much side movement in wet weather or snow.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful

  9.8

December 19, 2013
2011 TOYOTA CAMRY LE
AMARILLO, TX
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 35000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction   8.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

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My low pressure light has been on since I got them and after taking it into the store I was told they are fine ignore the light. I don't really like that answer. Otherwise tires are fine.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful

  9.5

March 13, 2014
2008 TOYOTA CAMRY HYBRID
HENDERSONVILLE, TN
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 8000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   9.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   9.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

So far, excellent tires
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful

  7.8

October 09, 2013
2003 VW JETTA IV TDI
FORT WORTH, TX
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 15000
Ride Comfort N/A
Cornering/Steering   8.0
Ride Noise N/A
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   4.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Likely

Tire Pros

Heavy siping makes for great wet performance. Hard compound makes for long life.

Tire Cons

Hard compound has poor grip on dry surfaces.

This is a somewhat unique tire that takes maximum advantage of two characteristics; a hard rubber compound, much harder than would normally be useable, and heavy siping to compensate for the loss of traction you get with a hard rubber compound. This yields a super long lasting tire that still performs reasonably well in most conditions. People that enjoy performance driving won't like these tires much; they are a world away from a performance tire. People that consider cars as utilitarian will love them because they perform terrifically when driven sedately and they really last. Mine have about 15,000 miles on them and there is virtually no detectable wear.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful

  7.5

November 22, 2013
2006 TOYOTA SOLARA 4CY SE/SLE
KALAMAZOO, MI
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 4000
Ride Comfort   8.0
Cornering/Steering   7.0
Ride Noise   8.0
Tread Life   6.0
Dry Traction   8.0
Wet Traction   8.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Likely

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

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Somewhat expensive yet reliable.. Short thread life?
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

May 19, 2013
2010 SUZUKI SX-4 CROSSOVER
ARVADA, CO
Driving Conditions: Snow
Driving Style: Mostly City
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   10.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

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Great traction in snow and on wet ice!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

February 22, 2014
2010 HONDA ACCORD LX SEDAN
HINCKLEY, MN
Driving Conditions: Snow
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
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   10.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

Quiet tires, good traction.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

December 14, 2013
2004 TOYOTA CAMRY SE/XLE
WARNER ROBINS, GA
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 16000
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

Awesome tires!
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