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Michelin Defender

Average Customer Review

For All Vehicles (30)   9.5

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Reviews of this Tire for All Vehicles (30 Total Reviews)

27 of 38 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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32 of 46 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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12 of 18 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

April 23, 2014
2009 BUICK LUCERNE CXL
ROMULUS, 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   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction   10.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

There was great improvement in the drive on wet conditions with these new tires.

Tire Cons

None Provided

We would buy these tires again and love the service we recieve at Discount tires.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

August 07, 2014
2004 BUICK PARK AVE ULTRA
Anoka, MN
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 4 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 4000
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

Michelin tires are worry free--worth the cost...
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44 of 69 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

June 17, 2013
2007 BUICK LUCERNE CXL V6
ANOKA, MN
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
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   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, I have received superior and timely service for my Lucerne! I have dealt with this location berfore and will continue to do business there.
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44 of 71 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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40 of 67 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

February 21, 2013
2009 HYUNDAI AZERA LIMITED
PHOENIX, AZ
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 11000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life N/A
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction N/A
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Far superior to OEM Michelin Energy MXV4 Plus. Quiet, smooth riding--no difference in fuel mileage.

Tire Cons

None so far.

Superior tires.
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47 of 80 people found the following review helpful

  9.8

January 28, 2013
2009 CADILLAC CTS 3.6L
SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, TX
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 2 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 2000
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   9.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life N/A
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Ride,noise,looks,handling

Tire Cons

None Provided

Far superior to the Pilots we replaced. Much less noise and smoother ride. Discount tire worked with me to get away from the Pilots. Very professional
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36 of 62 people found the following review helpful

  9.8

July 18, 2013
2009 CADILLAC CTS 3.6L
DENVER, CO
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 4340
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 Likely

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

no comments at this time
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41 of 72 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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