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Michelin Defender

Average Customer Review

For All Vehicles (44)   9.4

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Reviews of this Tire for All Vehicles (44 Total Reviews)

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

December 02, 2014
2013 FORD ESCAPE SE
Houston, TX
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for: 5 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 10000
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

Purchased for a company owned small SUV. Tires wear great and do not make noise.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

September 18, 2014
2003 CADILLAC DEVILLE DTS
Leander, TX
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 4 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 2000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life N/A
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Likely

Tire Pros

great ride smooth performance

Tire Cons

none

great price friendly and professional service
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38 of 52 people found the following review helpful

  9.0

September 26, 2013
2004 FORD CROWN VIC LX SPORT
CHEBOYGAN, MI
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 9000
Ride Comfort   8.0
Cornering/Steering   8.0
Ride Noise   9.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Never hydroplane, Excellent treadlife

Tire Cons

Mushy ride, cornering & steering

After 9,000 miles they show absolutely no wear. I've driven on many wet roads and have yet to experience any hydroplaning. Though I live in Northern Michigan, I haven't driven them yet in winter weather. My defenders are P235/55R17, which I beleive is the biggest size they make. They are installed on a Frord Crown Victoria, which is a very large, heavy, full-frame vehicle. In this application, they produce a mushy ride and especially mushy when cornering. I suspect that this would not be a problem on a smaller, lighter vehicle.
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13 of 18 people found the following review helpful

  7.8

October 14, 2014
2007 BUICK LUCERNE CXL V6
Moore, OK
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 4 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 2300
Ride Comfort   8.0
Cornering/Steering   8.0
Ride Noise   7.0
Tread Life N/A
Dry Traction   8.0
Wet Traction   8.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Likely

Tire Pros

no comment

Tire Cons

no comment

no comment at this time
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

October 16, 2014
2010 CADILLAC CTS 3.0L
Mesa, AZ
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mostly City
Owned Tires for: 4 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 1800
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction N/A
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

I have no problems
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37 of 55 people found the following review helpful

  9.6

November 11, 2013
2008 BUICK LUCERNE CXL
TYRONE, PA
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   8.0
Tread Life N/A
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

So far very impressed with the Defender tire.
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57 of 88 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

March 01, 2013
2007 CADILLAC DTS LUXURY
LUDINGTON, MI
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and 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 N/A
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction   10.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

great ride

Tire Cons

none

overall great tire
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14 of 23 people found the following review helpful

  5.2

October 28, 2014
2007 HYUNDAI AZERA LIMITED
Sherman, TX
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 1 year 8 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 25000
Ride Comfort   8.0
Cornering/Steering   8.0
Ride Noise   5.0
Tread Life   1.0
Dry Traction   8.0
Wet Traction   1.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again No

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

Bought this tire because of the assumed quality and 90k warranty. Initially I love the handling and ride of the tires. At 25k miles the tread is gone and must be replaced.
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47 of 79 people found the following review helpful

  9.6

April 18, 2013
2008 BUICK LUCERNE CXL
MOORESVILLE, IN
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 5000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering N/A
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   9.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction   9.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

makes such a nice ride in my car,

Tire Cons

still paying on them,,,,

Best tire that you can put on any car, maybe $$$$, but well worth the `investment`
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51 of 86 people found the following review helpful

  9.8

April 25, 2013
2008 CADILLAC CTS 3.6L
ODESSA, TX
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 8000
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   10.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

I've always liked Michelin tires.

Tire Cons

None Provided

As long as I can afford them I will always have Michelin tires on my cars. I bought my first set in 1975. They were great then and my opinion hasn't changed.
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