Writing about the Bridgestone Turanza ER300
Driving on a combination of roads
for 17200 average
Had these tyres fitted since the car was new, for the first 10,000 miles, they were flawless, excellent grip in both wet and dry, road handling was top notch, road noise was acceptable, however beyond 10K miles, they started to "go off", not as predictable in the wet, wet cornering became a bit more precarious.
After 15K, in the wet, ABS kicks in with moderate braking and pulling away at the lights, TCS comes on even with 1/2 throttle (they're on a 108BHP car), as for wet cornering, well, good luck.
This brings me to the noise, sub 10K they were ok, above 10K.......oh the noise....if you're going down any old/concrete roads, bring some ear plugs, you'll need them.
Summary: in my opinion, these tyres were great for the first 10K miles (some drivers they might last a year or more, other drivers it will be less).
10-15K miles they wear and harden up FAST, be warned, 15K plus miles they are very bad in the wet and only OK in the dry.
I am replacing the ones I have with some Avon ZV7s, I hear they're much better all round, last longer and excellent value for their money.