Ford Fiesta Zetec S Tyres

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The following tyres have been reviewed on the Ford Fiesta Zetec S
Falken ZE914 (79) 90% 83% 86% 81% 84% 84% 87% 85% 760,815
Falken ZIEX ZE914 EcoRun (43) 89% 86% 84% 85% 81% 82% 85% 84% 449,630
Bridgestone Adrenalin RE002 (91) 91% 83% 82% 79% 77% 79% 84% 82% 703,627
Uniroyal Rainsport 2 (224) 85% 91% 78% 76% 76% 80% 82% 81% 2,147,251
Neuton NT8000 (29) 91% 74% 81% 75% 81% 85% 78% 81% 211,981
Michelin Pilot Exalto (55) 86% 80% 76% 79% 83% 77% 83% 81% 1,822,942
Uniroyal Rainsport 3 (183) 85% 94% 80% 79% 63% 84% 76% 80% 1,229,395
Vredestein Quatrac 3 (48) 81% 86% 78% 75% 76% 76% 80% 79% 539,402
Toyo R888 (30) 95% 69% 86% 85% 61% 58% 87% 77% 143,961
Avon ZV5 (107) 84% 79% 77% 78% 72% 78% 75% 77% 1,326,555
Hankook Ventus V12 evo k110 (111) 84% 75% 76% 78% 75% 79% 74% 77% 1,136,558
Kumho Ecsta KU31 (152) 83% 76% 77% 76% 73% 75% 78% 77% 2,470,523
Nexen Winguard Sport (16) 77% 77% 76% 59% 83% 79% 81% 76% 92,705
Hankook Ventus S1 evo (37) 83% 74% 76% 74% 77% 74% 74% 76% 482,310
Sava intensa uhp (12) 85% 73% 78% 69% 75% 78% 74% 76% 48,401
Yokohama Parada Spec 2 (115) 92% 59% 80% 80% 69% 72% 76% 75% 1,445,372
Continental Sport Contact 5 (139) 89% 85% 81% 77% 54% 75% 59% 74% 1,460,689
Continental Sport Contact (17) 85% 76% 75% 74% 69% 71% 70% 74% 259,589
Toyo T1R (254) 85% 72% 76% 75% 63% 70% 72% 73% 3,382,523
Kumho Ecsta LE Sport (22) 77% 71% 74% 71% 71% 77% 67% 72% 253,548
Continental Premium Contact 2 (165) 84% 77% 74% 71% 62% 73% 61% 72% 3,426,016
Continental Eco Contact 5 (28) 77% 68% 71% 73% 78% 70% 65% 72% 204,353
Firestone Firehawk SZ90 (21) 77% 68% 75% 72% 71% 63% 61% 69% 243,510
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A (185) 84% 70% 75% 72% 66% 59% 59% 69% 3,049,928
Nankang NS2 (180) 77% 58% 66% 61% 76% 65% 62% 67% 1,565,639
Federal 595EVO (35) 72% 43% 67% 63% 70% 54% 54% 60% 412,353
Marangoni Zetalinea (15) 72% 45% 64% 64% 68% 57% 51% 60% 118,500
Federal SS595 SUPER STEEL (120) 69% 48% 56% 53% 69% 48% 42% 55% 1,183,447
Event WL905 (120) 59% 31% 42% 39% 60% 49% 33% 45% 841,929
Triangle TR968 (60) 56% 34% 41% 39% 62% 39% 33% 43% 462,538
Mohawk M112 (24) 59% 34% 44% 38% 55% 46% 27% 43% 93,152
Wanli S1088 (75) 56% 32% 37% 35% 58% 34% 26% 40% 608,089

Ford Fiesta Zetec S Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Toyo R888 given 100% (225-45-17-)
Driving on track for 7000 spirited miles
Sick tyres
tyre reviewed on 2010-11-03 01:21:14
Writing about the Kumho Ecsta KU31 given 100% (195-50-15-V)
Driving on a combination of roads for 7000 spirited miles
Bought these tyres 2 and 1/2 years ago. I've now covered 7000 miles and done 2 track sessions on them and they still have 4.5-5.5mm front-rear.

Absolutely fantastic tyre with perfect wet/dry grip, progressiveness and feedback. I would 100% buy them again.

These would be HIGHLY recommended by myself.
tyre reviewed on 2012-05-12 23:18:45
Writing about the Falken ZIEX ZE914 EcoRun given 97% (205-40-17-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 14000 spirited miles
Great tyre at a fantastic price! I drive all over Scotland and in North-East England and these tyres have NEVER let me down. I am a very enthusiastic driver and enjoy driving hard but these tyres are just so good at speed! very predictable in all conditions, fantastic very wet weather performance and progressive in the winter (obviously winter tyres are better for this however they are better than all other summer tyres I have owned!). They can be a bit prone to wheel spin at roundabouts if you have to keen a right foot however they are always controlled and never make you doubt their supreme grip. Best tyre I have ever used under £100/tyre and I would highly recommend.
tyre reviewed on 2015-11-23 21:03:55
Writing about the Vredestein Quatrac 3 given 96% (185-55-14-H)
Driving on mostly country roads for 10000 spirited miles
No comments left
tyre reviewed on 2012-02-24 08:06:38
Writing about the Uniroyal Rainsport 2 given 93% (195-50-15-V)
Driving on a combination of roads for 1000 spirited miles
No comments left
tyre reviewed on 2012-04-16 23:58:20
Writing about the Nankang NS2 given 90% (195-45-16-V)
Driving on a combination of roads for 5000 average miles
No comments left
tyre reviewed on 2011-02-23 13:41:46
Writing about the Uniroyal Rainsport 2 given 90% (195-45-16-V)
Driving on a combination of roads for 1000 spirited miles
OK, a little bit of background first. The car, a 2008 Fiesta Zetec S TDCi is on 40,000 miles and it's 3rd set of tyres (I always rotate the tyres to wear them evenly, and replace at about 3mm). The factory fitted Continental Sport Contacts were OK, but really noisy, and from memory needed a bit of time to warm up. I replaced these with Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2 at 17,000 miles and found the car was much more fun to drive, more economical and quieter (and they lasted another 6,000 miles...).

After checking out reviews on here and getting some fantastic information from Uniroyal technical, I decided to order a full set of these as the car is now only used for weekends and rainy days when my girlfriend doesn't want to do the hour long walk to work!

Going from premium Michelin Pilot Exalto 2s, I was a little dubious about going down to a mid-range brand, but just couldn't justify the cost of the PE2s again.

Initial thoughts were fantastic as I drove out of the fitters with drastically reduced road noise, however this did turn to a little bit of dissapointment after a couple of miles...

I don't know if it because the Michelins were worn, however feedback, feel and noise were reduced so much on the Rainsports that it didn't feel like the chassis was attached to the wheels; there's a lot more grip and turn in, and on a couple of roundabouts I found I was aiming into the roundabout rather than going around it!

Luckily, we had a week off work not long after and decided to use the Fiesta as the hack for the week - I know tyres have to bed in a bit, so thought this might help.

It's done a few hundred miles now, and I can say I could feel the transition when they started to come to life! I was getting really worried that I'd bought a set of tyres that had taken the life out of the car, but luckily not!

They are a very smooth and progressive tyre, giving confidence when having fun on twisty country lanes, and with significantly reduced road noise when motorway cruising. In comparison, the Michelins felt very grainy and crashed harshly in bumps and potholes; none of this is evident with the Rainsports. I think there's a little more flex in the sidewalls than the PE2s, but it doesn't detract from the overall positives.

I haven't driven the car in the wet yet, however my girfriend informs me that the car feels a lot safer than it did before (she's really not interested in what I do to the car, and she made this comment walking through the door one evening without being prompted).

I also can't comment on wear either, so we'll just have to see.

Would I buy again? Yes! And in fact I have my 2001 Audi A4 Avant booked in to have a set fitted on Monday.

This will be interesting as I bought the car a few months ago and it had a 'new' set of W rated Conti Sport Contact 1s fitted to the front and had a V rated Bridgestone & W rated Pirelli on the rear. Against my better judgement (I've never got on with Contis), I ordered a pair of CSC1s for the rears to get everything matched, and it was only after a few weeks I discovered that the tyres fitted on the front were obviously old stock and are over 8 years old!

I haven't been overly impressed with how the car drives and am sure it's down to the tyres - I've had new shocks (Bilstein B4), springs and most of the front control arms replaced, so the car itself is now sweet, however the tyres don't inspire confidence and I've lost traction in moments when I shouldn't have.

I will post comments on my findings in a few weeks as I cover 500 miles a week minimum, so the Rainsports will bed in quickly!

If you're still reading, many thanks!
tyre reviewed on 2010-10-23 08:03:44
Writing about the Yokohama Parada Spec 2 given 87% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 11000 spirited miles
I have to say, I was recommended these tyres and I was definitely not disapointed! I have a Fiesta Zetec S running at about 150bhp and it handles it really well especially as the Fiesta is a great little car to throw around and the tyres respond all to well!! I have had these since July 2011 and it's only now I have about 1.6mm of tread left which means time for a change, but at the back I still have 3mm and that is with about 11k miles of driving!! Tyres are really quiet on smooth roads, obviously a bit of noise when the road is a bit dented and dimpled (like most London Roads)But these tyres are prob the best I have had, better than my Uniroyal Rainsport 2's! Only thing about these tyres is in Puddles, relatively small ones, SLOW DOWN! As you should, but it doesn't respond to well to it, and it Aquaplane's quite a bit! Was On my way to Godstone and it literally nearly stopped the car from moving from a speed of about 40mph! And the puddle wasn't that big!!! Apart from that absolutely great tyre... WISHING FOR A CARRIBEAN SUMMER IN ENGLAND!!!
tyre reviewed on 2013-03-05 11:09:47
Writing about the Continental Sport Contact given 86% (195-45-16-V)
Driving on mostly country roads for 42 spirited miles
These were original fitment to my Fiesta and have been a joy to drive in both wet and dry on main and twisty country roads; also reasonably capable in slush and snow. Great grip and steering feel matches the Fiesta well, pinning ears to side windows on demand! Cannot comment on how they fare with great power, but am happy with 42k miles (down to 2mm); swapped mid-life front to back. Maintained their grip over the 2years that it has taken me to wear them out, but with an expected deterioration in outer-lane standing-water performance after they dropped below 4mm. So dissatisfied with them that I have bought another set!
tyre reviewed on 2010-09-08 22:06:14
Writing about the Federal SS595 SUPER STEEL given 86% (195-45-16-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 15000 spirited miles
I put these tyres on my fiesta zetec s last winter (in the middle of heavy snowfall) after failing to find a winter tyre that would fit my alloys. The garage recommended them as an 'aggressive directional' tyre that would work well in the winter but with the added advantage of being able to leave them on all year-round. And I have to say, they proved to be an excellent buy and great value for money. I've done over 15k miles since I got them 10 months ago and the rear 2 still have plenty tread, will just need 2 new ones on the front in 6 weeks' or so. And my driving style is hardly pedestrian, they've seen plenty of cornering action over the summer!

They are fantastic in the snow, the tread just cuts through it no problem, and they are great in dry conditions - never let me down. Only time they struggle is in very wet conditions, they tend to aqua-plane quite easily in deep water but taking my foot off the gas soon sorts it out. They are a bit noisy at speed on smooth roads but when I drive a noisy diesel it's not really an issue.

Overall, a bargain tyre and I will definitely buy again. (For comparison, the Hankooks that were on the car from new only lasted 11k miles on the front before having to be scrapped, and to be honest were not noticeably better).

They are fantastic in the snow, the tread just cuts straight through.
tyre reviewed on 2011-09-24 09:17:50
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