Volvo V70D5 Tyres
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The following tyres have been reviewed on the Volvo V70D5
Volvo V70D5 Tyre Review Highlights
I drive Volvo estates (not for a living, nee naar etc…before you ask) and have done for many years in various guises, T5s, D5s etc, not sports cars by definition but more than quick enough to warrant decent tyres. When I bought my latest a v70 D5 it was shod with Pirellis, the car handled like a Tesco’s trolley, they came off within a week and were replaced with Contis. The Continentals are a fabulous tyre, quiet, great grip in wet or dry but lacking in longevity, They were replaced with Michelins, they gave a longer life but were very noisy especially under heavy cornering, they also lacked the feel and the confidence the Contis gave, so just the fronts were taken off early and replaced with these Goodyear Eagle F1s. They now have been joined by a set on the rear. I am very happy with them as they are almost as good as the Contis performance wise, they are quiet and grippy and seem to be lasting much better than anticipated. Will definitely re-shoe the Volvo with these again.
Writing about the Runway ENDURO 656
Driving on mostly country roads
for 4000 spirited
My supplier fitted this complete pile of crap - He says they have stopped making the Enduro 916 which is a fantastic tyre in all conditions. This is terrible - fitted October replaced December.no chance of buying again. DO NOT BUY
Writing about the BCT S800
Driving on a combination of roads
for 10000 average
I Agree with all the negative comments. They are dreadful. But what do you expect for £50 each though? Yes they are noisy, give a poor ride and grip and they seem to lose their pressure quickly. I have not had any issues though with cracks or de-lamination and that's after 10K miles in a heavy front wheel drive estate car. The only saving-grace is that they never seem to wear out. I think they must be made of concrete or some other material generally not used for tyre manufacture. If they ever wear out, and i hope they do, I can then justify replacing them with a decent set of tyres.
I just can't get as excited about these tyres as other reviewers. They wear well (5mm left on the front after 9K miles) but I just don't feel safe on them. I've been doing some long motorway runs recently and felt them drifting a bit on those long curves around Birmingham. There is no tread left and I'm left with three continuous smooth ribs running round the centre of the tyre. The only visible tread pattern are the serps on the shoulders. I'm going to ditch them and put on some "grippy" Pirelli P Zero Asimmetricos. I used to feel safe on these tyres on my old T5. OK they scrub out pretty quickly but it's a small price to pay to feel secure especially with the family onboard with a full load rolling down the French Peage in the Summer.