Fiat 500 Tyres

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The following tyres have been reviewed on the Fiat 500
Toyo Proxes CF2 (17) 92% 90% 84% 75% 85% 83% 93% 86% 77,475
Vredestein Snowtrac 3 (31) 85% 92% 83% 75% 83% 87% 98% 86% 208,289
Nokian WR D4 (16) 83% 86% 84% 81% 86% 91% 89% 86% 45,096
Falken EUROALL SEASON AS200 (12) 81% 92% 85% 83% 78% 86% 90% 85% 93,515
Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2 (5) 90% 74% 78% 82% 74% 82% 72% 79% 99,000
Continental Eco Contact 3 (43) 80% 79% 72% 67% 74% 78% 66% 74% 730,732
Continental Premium Contact 2 (153) 84% 77% 74% 71% 62% 74% 62% 72% 3,260,346
Landsail LS288 (18) 77% 64% 66% 64% 77% 72% 67% 70% 69,000
Dunlop SP Sport 01 (101) 79% 68% 71% 67% 68% 65% 58% 68% 2,039,080
Bridgestone Potenza RE050 (49) 82% 68% 75% 66% 64% 60% 57% 67% 638,842
Nankang NS2 (174) 78% 59% 67% 61% 76% 65% 63% 67% 1,412,939
Event GL697 (4) 53% 23% 35% 35% 58% 48% 18% 38% 34,000
Linglong L688 (27) 43% 25% 32% 31% 53% 35% 27% 35% 1,206,928

Fiat 500 Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Toyo Proxes CF2 given 94% (185-55-15-H)
Driving on a combination of roads for 2000 spirited miles
I love these tires. Far better than the Continental Premium 2's and very very fuel efficient while offering grip and being cheaper than the so called 'premium' brands. Very happy with my choice and I recommend them!
Posted at 2015-04-17 08:56:14
Writing about the Vredestein Snowtrac 3 given 93% (175-65-14-T)
Driving on mostly country roads for 6739 spirited miles
Fantastic tyre for driving in British winter conditions. I've used these for the last 2 winters and driven in all conditions whether it be on sheet ice, packed snow, fresh snow, frosty roads etc etc and these tyres are just fantastic. If there is snow on the road and any sort of gradient then you can just drive around other cars which ordinarily would be steaming off into the distance. My car was scary on summer tyres in the winter, but on winter tyres it's a pleasure to drive in any weather conditions.

They're fantastic in the wet and you can drive through deep puddles and the car just steers straight and true.
Posted at 2011-09-04 17:22:53
Writing about the Nokian WR D4 given 91% (185-55-15-H)
Driving on mostly town for 200 spirited miles
This tire has been good so far. In dry conditions, breaking lags a bit behind a summer tire, where in a heavy breaking scenario the stopping distance has been slightly longer. It leaves a sporty feeling and inspires confidence when cornering, while road noise is minimal and comfort is similar to summer tires (Toyo CF2). The rolling resistance appears to be similar or lower than previous summer tires, which is a big boon for a winter tire.
Posted at 2015-11-05 13:40:39
Writing about the Continental Eco Contact 3 given 90% (175-65-14-T)
Driving on a combination of roads for 3000 average miles
very good all rounder, seem to work well in dry or wet conditions.
Posted at 2010-09-29 16:37:01
Writing about the Toyo Proxes CF2 given 87% (185-55-15-H)
Driving on mostly town for 10000 spirited miles
These tyres are amazing in the wet and are very fuel efficient. Progressiveness is great as well, but do not have maximum grip in the dry, a bit 'slippery' for my liking. This is due to the harder compound than sports tires, but as a result they last longer. In my opinion, the perfect 'touring tire'. Will buy again if the price is right vs. the competition (was a little on the expensive side).

Posted at 2016-02-25 19:15:27
Writing about the Falken EUROALL SEASON AS200 given 86% (225-45-17-)
Driving on mostly motorways for 10000 easy going miles
The Falkens replaced the cheap (and nasty) no-brand tyres the Fiat came with when I bought it. Had them on the car for 6 months and it's been great, far more responsive and feedback from the road and feels like all the other summer tyres I've had in previous cars e.g.... Michelin Primacy, Continental Sport etc...

Main reason for purchase was to deal with the occasional snow in the UK... Only had 1 day of snow in the last 6 months and it was hard compacted snow in the estate where I live. From experience with summer tyres the car would have slid quite easy under moderate braking. With the Falkens I couldn't get the car to skid even with very hard brake testing! It was if the snow wasn't even there.

Also got a set of Falkens for my Skoda Yeti 4x4 which the wife drives - same feedback but also quieter than the previous tyres (can't remember the brand, they were the original set fitted to the car). Must admit they weren't great in light muddy / greasy grass conditions in a field albeit this isn't the tyre's strength.
Posted at 2015-06-13 09:58:16
Writing about the Bridgestone Potenza RE050 given 81% (195-45-16-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 21000 average miles
I had these on my fiat 500 by diesel they were factory fitted too the car. We found them too be great handling around corners, very gripy,but it's quiet a hard ride, not sure if this is the tyres or just how the car is set up?
Iv just had too change the front tyers after 21,000 miles as they were worn on the inside and outside.
Not cheap at £178 for two tyres but I was impressed with the tyres so thought it was best too buy the bridgestones
Posted at 2012-05-02 15:54:22
Writing about the General Altimax Comfort given 80% (175-65-14-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 300 average miles
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Posted at 2016-05-06 18:01:23
Writing about the Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2 given 76% (195-50-15-V)
Driving on a combination of roads for 30000 spirited miles
These tires really grip well in they dry. In the wet they are average, but at least they are progressive unlike the Conti Premium 2's that just let you down suddenly. They, however, are really slippery now after 45,000 kms. The wear markets are fine (4 mm left), but the surface is really smooth and this i put down to the compound being very soft.

I will not buy them again, I am trying the Toyo CF2's based on its good reviews, price and decent EU rating. Let's see how they do.
Posted at 2015-03-26 13:45:30
Writing about the Dunlop SP Sport 01 given 73% (185-55-15-H)
Driving on mostly country roads for 19000 spirited miles
OEM supplied tyres. Excellent for handling and grip although the FIAT recommended tyre pressures seem too high if driving solo. The tyres have quite a stiff sidewall and hard rubber and even with the pressures eased off by 5psi and the car driven hard, they remained cool.

Tyre wear was excellent with the fronts good for at least 20,000 miles and the rears probably for 30,000.

Comfort was not a high priority and the car is stiffly sprung.

On snow they were pretty good for summer tyres but in the rain the performance decreased quite a bit so that they never gave a feeling of great confidence and once down below 4mm they aquaplaned a couple of times.

Posted at 2013-10-29 17:33:10
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