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Michelin Primacy 3

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The Michelin Primacy 3 is a Premium Touring Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars. Below is data from 36 tyre reviews averaging 81% over 470,540 miles driven.

Michelin Primacy 3
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Size Price Range  
205/55 R16 £62.60 - £95.32 (7 prices)
225/45 R17 £87.02 - £182.96 (7 prices)
Available in 32 tyre sizes - View all.

Michelin Primacy 3 Reviews

Given 86% (breakdown) while driving a Jaguar XJ6 (225-55-16-R)
Driving on a combination of roads for 100 average miles
Put two Primacy 3 on the front, replacing a pair of 7yr old rock hard Pirelli P6000. Completely cured the borderline dangerous tramlining. Will see how they age
tyre reviewed on December 6, 2014   
Given 66% (breakdown) while driving a Peugeot 5008 (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly town for 11,000 average miles
I am on my second lot of Primacy 3 on my Peugeot 5008 and have found that I can only just get 11000 miles before completely worn out, quite sad really as the tyres cost me £180 for each tyre.
tyre reviewed on November 23, 2014   
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Given 86% (breakdown) while driving a Toyota Avensis (225-45-17-W)
Driving on mostly motorways for 25,000 average miles
Had these on all four wheels. The grip performance has been amazing. Tyres can be trusted to stick even in slippy conditions. Wear has also been normal. 20k miles on fronts (moved to rears at 15k miles) with 4mm left on front and 3mm left on rears. Expecting to replace each set after they've covered 25k miles, which is average. The tyres are worth it for the grip alone.
tyre reviewed on October 10, 2014   
Given 54% (breakdown) while driving a Vauxhall Vectra Estate (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 20,000 easy going miles
Have experienced very rapid wear - 3 times as fast as the HPs we've had before, with same drivers and driving mix. Will not buy again.
tyre reviewed on September 17, 2014   
Given 66% (breakdown) while driving a SEAT Exeo ST (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly country roads for 10,000 easy going miles
Very good grip, direction, braking and low noise levels. Pathetic treadwear considering mature careful gentle economical driving. Low rolling resistance claimed but this is pointless if the tyre wears out at 10000 miles. Poor use of nature's resources and environment.
tyre reviewed on August 21, 2014   
Given 93% (breakdown) while driving a Mazda 3 2.0 DISI (205-50-17-W)
Driving on mostly motorways for 5,000 spirited miles
I switched from Toyo Proxes R32 to Michelin Primacy 3. The Michelin feels slightly softer with a bit less precise steering but with improved comfort. The noise is very similar - very low. It is too soon to comment on wear. Even though the Michelin has C grade fuel consumption on EU label vs F grade for Toyo, I can see no fuel consumption improvement. The rim protector on sidewall is much smaller then it was on Toyo.
Overall I like the Primacy 3 very much. It is great for long distance travelling as it is silent and comfy with very good dry and wet grip.
tyre reviewed on July 19, 2014   
Given 95% (breakdown) while driving a BMW E39 5 series (225-55-16-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 100 average miles
I had several E39s over the years and the only tyre coming close to or being equal to the Michelin Primacy 3 ST - yes ST as new development made for Pacific region by Michelin - is the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 as 17" model. They are unbelievable re noise level, grip like a high performance tyre but cost less. Impressive around bends in the wet even when accelerating hard. Transformed the car completely and as I have driven Michelin Pilot Sport 3 on same E39 type before I can say they are the same but the Primacy are cheaper. Cannot comment on wear at all though.
tyre reviewed on July 8, 2014   
Given 97% (breakdown) while driving a Ford Focus mk2 (205-55-16-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 0 average miles
Very soft tyre and good grip on dry and wet condition. So far very big diferent on better way between michelin HP and michelin primacy 3.Primacy its much more comfort tyre then HP
tyre reviewed on June 23, 2014   
Given 76% (breakdown) while driving a CitroŽn (225-55-16-H)
Driving on mostly country roads for 12,000 easy going miles
I don't drive fast but have had no problems with wet and dry grip. It only slips pulling away on hills. The car generally gives little feedback from the road so I can't really comment on the feedback. The loudest noise in the car (apart from the radio) is the tyres so they could be quieter but they are not obtrusive.

The problem I have is the mileage. 12,000 miles is just not enough, making them very expensive.
tyre reviewed on May 2, 2014   
Given 97% (breakdown) while driving a Honda Accord (205-55-16-V)
Driving on mostly motorways for 5,000 average miles
Superb tyres! Better then Dunlop SportMaxx RT.
tyre reviewed on March 14, 2014   

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