Given 74% (breakdown) while driving a Ford MONDEO (225/40 R18 W) on mostly country roads for 6,000 spirited miles
I have to say that the negative reviewers here must have very high opinions of their driving skills and have performance versions of their ordinary cars and drive like Hamilton..or they are total brand snobs.
My ST Mondeo has 40 profiles on and went through winter with snow no problems - perhaps those that criticised these tyres should spend a winter or two oop north and learn how to drive in snow and not blame their slippy clutch action and high revs on the tyres.
Dry grip has been as good as anything else i have bought and wet is acceptable. For the price, after 6k miles (of not driving like a grandad) these tyres are ace and I will get the same again. The ST shreds tyres due to the amount of torque and these tyres are lasting very very well. Some very silly comments, life threatening!?! I like to drive fast when it is safe to do so and push the car and so far, my limit has given up before the tyres. Just buy them (unless your 1.1 Fiesta LX has over 400bhp of course)...
Given 29% (breakdown) while driving a Renault Megane (205/55 R16) on a combination of roads for 2,000 average miles
Can't disagree with the previous reviews - these tyres are woeful. I inherited a set of four nearly new INF 05 on my Renault Megane and have been appalled by their performance most of the time and genuinely frightened the rest of it.
I find the very idea of budget tyres perplexing anyway and these do nothing to enhance my opinion of ditch-finders. Avoid at all costs.
I'm really glad I had a look at these reviews. These so called 'tyres' were on the car when I bought it, I thought my traction Control was stuffed. Below average grip at best in the dry, undrive-able in anything more than damp conditions. Spinning up in 4th gear @ 3000rpm!!! Truly shocking product than should not be legally sold to the public.
Given 89% (breakdown) while driving a Subaru Legacy (225/45 R17) on mostly country roads for 8,000 average miles
Unlike many of the other reviews which rubbished these tyres, I found them brilliant HOWEVER my car is a Legacy AWD and thats probably where the difference is. Wet and dry grip is brilliant as is water displacement. I find them very comfortable and quiet. They were on the car when i bought it and were brand new and for that reason i left them on. I've so far covered 12k kms and theyre showing very little signs of wear and so its unlikely i'll have to ever change them as i'll be selling the car at the end of this year. Myabe theyre not so good on a FWD or RWD car but i find them very good on my AWD car.
Inherited one of these donuts of doom on the back of my car... Wondered why it had a general desire to flick into lift-off oversteer around left hand corners - the answer? An INF-05 on the rear right!!
Given 15% (breakdown) while driving a Volvo V70R (225/45 R17) on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
I inherited these tyres on a Volvo V70R which i'd bought, and i'd agree with most of these reviews. I would however disagree with the Dry grip being ok, in my opinion the dry grip is not much better than the wet. I would advise anyone not to buy these tyres under any circumstances whether your on a budget or not, do you out a price on a life? These tyres are simply dangerous. Dry grip rubbish and Wet grip none existent. AVOID AT ALL COSTS. I now run my Volvo on Michelin PS3's and the grip is fantastic in both wet and dry.
In the dry not too bad if it gets a bit wet or greasy a nightmare wheel spin coming out of corners and moving away from standing at lights etc.
In Snow total disaster and dangerous. Wheel spin at the slightest incline slipped backwards up a hill when accelerating forwards when cars were passing me. This was my scariest driving experience ever!! This car was excellent with pirelli 6000!
If you value your life......your partners life....... Your families life and your friends life I'd recommend to stay clear from these tyres.
Going around town and driving like your 90 years old doing about 15 mph is fine.
If your like me and every now and then or when getting on a motorway you like to give it a boot these tyre are a no no, I won't touch this tyre or brand unless I decided to make a tyre swing in the back garden,
I was unfortunate to have purchased a lovely civic type r with what I believed would off come with at least mid range decent tyre but have realised that I need to lay out about £500 because I do value my life and the infinity 05 are total rubbish.
Don't skimp on tyres mid range or top range are a must, these budget budget tyres are dangerous
One thing I can be confident with, is that the ABS functions properly on the Passat, because in the wet, it's always coming on, even more in recent weeks - And Ireland is a very wet place so these tyres are not ideal. These tyres were on the front of my Passat when I bought it and at about €70 each, I suppose it's not surprising that they perform so miserably in the wet. As for the dry, I don't generally drive so hard as to push them beyond their limit, but I did notice a few times entering the M50 motorway that they were were slipping & unstable. Unfortunately they still have about 65% of their thread left so I cannot justify replacing them (but on the other hand they are a health hazard so maybe I should). I will try Avons next as I have been told they are the best wet weather tyre in their class which which should be the primary factor determining tyre choice for for general purpose driving in Ireland. The Avons should have a stiffer sidewall too which will help with responsiveness.