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Michelin Defender

Average Customer Review

For All Vehicles (8)   9.4

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Reviews of this Tire for All Vehicles (8 Total Reviews)

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful

  8.7

March 24, 2014
2011 CHRYSLER 200 LIMITED
HOWEY IN THE HILLS, FL
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 5000
Ride Comfort   3.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   9.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again No

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

Tires would not balance to my satisfaction after many times a new set of Michelin tires was offered by Michelin.
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful

  8.0

February 23, 2014
2008 CHEVROLET MALIBU LTZ
WATERFORD, MI
Driving Conditions: Snow
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 1000
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   8.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

so far so good
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52 of 100 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

March 16, 2013
2006 CADILLAC STS V8 BASE/LUXRY
ROCKY MOUNT, NC
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 14000
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 Yes

Tire Pros

Well worth the money

Tire Cons

None Provided

As with the whole Michelin tire line, these tires were rather pricey. BUT, and this is a very large but, you get what you pay for. I thought the Michelin Hydro-Tech was the best tires I had ever driven on. The Defender is 25% better because the noise the Hydro-Tech made on fresh laid pavement is gone !! This is a really great highway/interstate tire.
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8 of 16 people found the following review helpful

  9.5

February 27, 2014
2012 CHRYSLER 200 SEDAN LIMITED
PLAINFIELD, IL
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 25500
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   8.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction   9.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Safety, quality

Tire Cons

None Provided

I have purchased Michelin tires on our last 4 cars because of the quality and safety features of the tire.
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34 of 69 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

September 14, 2013
2009 SATURN AURA XR-V6
FLUSHING, MI
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   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

best tire you can buy

Tire Cons

price

Discount did a good just, but forgot to do tire pressure sensors
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31 of 63 people found the following review helpful

  9.7

October 11, 2013
2008 CHEVROLET IMPALA LTZ
STERLING HEIGHTS, MI
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 7500
Ride Comfort   9.0
Cornering/Steering   9.0
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

NOT USUALLY LOOK FORWARD TO WINTER DRIVING BUT THIS YEAR I AM CONFIDENT DRIVING IN SNOW AND ON ICE WILL BE A BETTER EXPERIENCE.
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4 of 9 people found the following review helpful

  10.0

February 28, 2014
2008 SATURN AURA XR
LITTLETON, CO
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
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   10.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction   10.0
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

see above

Tire Cons

none

Generally buy Michelin tires because of experiences with them in the past. Excellent customer service at Discount Tire.
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23 of 63 people found the following review helpful

  9.0

August 26, 2013
2011 CHEVROLET MALIBU LT
BRYAN, TX
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mostly Highway
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 12000
Ride Comfort   9.0
Cornering/Steering   9.0
Ride Noise   9.0
Tread Life N/A
Dry Traction   9.0
Wet Traction   9.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

So far so good. Not enough miles on them thoroughly evaluate them
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