while driving a
Ford Focus mk2
(225/40 R18 W) on
Had these tyres for about 2 weeks now, travelled about 500 miles on them. I was torn between the Continental Sport Contact 6 and the Michelin Pilot Sport 4. I got a cracking deal on the PS4s so went with them. I got the car on 4 Wheel Alignment and precision balance whilst I was there, you know, just for good measure...
The PS4s have replaced a full set of continental sport contact 5 and my first impressions and feelings are that I prefer the PS4s, a lot.
In the dry the car somehow feels more grippy, the Contis were/are pretty good of course, and I am not too sure if it is just because I have new tyres but I definitely prefer the feeling of the Michelins, they feel more positive and they stop better too.
The same result applies in the wet, the PS4s just somehow feel more capable than my old Contis and I was pleased with those when I first got em, but I do not remember thinking blimey these are a bit good in the rai and occasionally would get the feeling they were struggling in heavier rain or wet roads. I have had no such feeling with the PS4s thus far.
Feedback, well, it is difficult to say as both of these brands of tyres are generally considered quite good, but all I can really say, the PS4s feel less numb, not that the Contis were poor of course, just they feel more spongy somehow to me, again this could be a new tyre thing.
Handling, great, feels better all around, not much else to say really,
Wear, cannot really comment, but my Contis wore out a bit too fast for my liking so I am hoping these offer a bit more lifespan.
Comfort wise, well, they are fairly easy to live with, mostly, depends on wheel size, tyre profile and the speed you are travelling I suppose as to just how rough of a ride you get. The Michelin Cross Climates on my other motor are noticeably comfier, but then again they have a much deeper sidewall and on a smaller rim.
Noise, they are quieter than the Contis were but louder than the Michelin Cross Climates and there is a bit of road rumble depending on the speed you are travelling at, and though they are more noticeable than some other tyres, I do not find the noise overpowering or intrusive, and I generally have the radio on anyway.
Buy again, yep, of course, it depends on what's on offer when I need new tyres, but right now I would not hesitate to recommend these tyres or purchase them again.