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Re: Decent tire for my wifes Honda Civic? [Re: Astro14] #5278795 11/27/19 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Astro14
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BITOG loves the General Altimax RT43


I had a set on my wife's Volvo XC.

They were an excellent tire for the price.

They would be a good choice for the OP.

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Re: Decent tire for my wifes Honda Civic? [Re: tiredguy] #5278930 11/27/19 02:11 PM
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I'd suggest checking out Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 - very good tire and it's cheap.
Sumi is a reputable company if you didn't know.


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Re: Decent tire for my wifes Honda Civic? [Re: tiredguy] #5278938 11/27/19 02:24 PM
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I'd suggest checking out Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 - very good tire and it's cheap.
Sumi is a reputable company if you didn't know.


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Re: Decent tire for my wifes Honda Civic? [Re: tiredguy] #5279311 11/27/19 09:48 PM
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My girlfriend had Michelin Premiers on her '01 Civic before it was totaled. Amazing tires. Great grip in all conditions. I'm also a big fan of Discount Tire's Arizonian Silver Editions. Had those on my old Integra and had only good things to say about them.


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Re: Decent tire for my wifes Honda Civic? [Re: dubber09] #5279313 11/27/19 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by dubber09
I'd suggest checking out Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 - very good tire and it's cheap.
Sumi is a reputable company if you didn't know.


Had a set of the P01s on a Grand Am and my old Integra, and they were terrible on both cars, especially in the rain and snow. Not sure how much they've improved from the P01 to the P02, but I have to imagine there are better tires out there for the $$ based on my experiences. Swapped them out before they were worn out on my Integra with the Arizonian Silver Editions and it was a night and day difference.


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Re: Decent tire for my wifes Honda Civic? [Re: tiredguy] #5279657 11/28/19 10:41 AM
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Interesting, DTD just added the Cooper Evolution Tour to its offerings, it wasn't there yesterday.

I think I will go with the Cooper Evolution Tour.

Does anyone know how it compares to the Yokohama Avid Touring S?

Re: Decent tire for my wifes Honda Civic? [Re: tiredguy] #5279680 11/28/19 11:02 AM
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No experience with Cooper ET, but on "DT" site looks like unlike Yoko Avid Touring it comes in H or T rated. H rated costs more than the Yoko, T rated less. Ime, T rated works well on topic vehicle at least in the Yoko. But, that's your call.

One suggestion. If you're going to b&m DT store, buy the tire at the store and give them sale credit especially since they are going to service the tire warranty. Price looks the same whether DT or DTD purchase here anyway. 15% off with DT CC on any of the tires not bad.


Re: Decent tire for my wifes Honda Civic? [Re: dubber09] #5280152 11/29/19 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by dubber09
I'd suggest checking out Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 - very good tire and it's cheap.
Sumi is a reputable company if you didn't know.


We're running these on a Saab 9-3. They're fine; just a little louder than some others.

Re: Decent tire for my wifes Honda Civic? [Re: tiredguy] #5280318 11/29/19 10:27 AM
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CR recommends:

RT43 ,80K life, best value
Michelin Defender T+H 90K life, quieter, cost more
Continental TrueContact Tour, 95K life, slightly worse in rain, better in snow. Do you go to Tahoe?

That being said, there are all sorts of rebates during black Friday weekend, so the Michelins or Conti's may be as cheap as the Generals. Get the best tires you can afford, they are a critical safety item for your family. Tires are not a place to economize.

Re: Decent tire for my wifes Honda Civic? [Re: ThirdeYe] #5280564 11/29/19 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by ThirdeYe
Originally Posted by dubber09
I'd suggest checking out Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 - very good tire and it's cheap.
Sumi is a reputable company if you didn't know.


Had a set of the P01s on a Grand Am and my old Integra, and they were terrible on both cars, especially in the rain and snow. Not sure how much they've improved from the P01 to the P02, but I have to imagine there are better tires out there for the $$ based on my experiences. Swapped them out before they were worn out on my Integra with the Arizonian Silver Editions and it was a night and day difference.


I never had the PO1, but the PO2 were good, especially for the price surprisingly. They were a tad bit loud and rougher than the premium brands but dry and wet performance was good (until the tread went below 4/32, then the wet performance degraded significantly. Snow performance was the most surprising - with snow performance matching that of the Cooper Zeon RS-3A that came OEM with my car.

All in all, performance much better than you'd think coming from a budget brand with NVH being the biggest con. I kind of like them more than my current RT43s when you consider the price difference too.

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Re: Decent tire for my wifes Honda Civic? [Re: tiredguy] #5280621 11/29/19 06:15 PM
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For the SF Bay area, you don't need all-season tires.

Consider the Vredestein Sportrac 5

Re: Decent tire for my wifes Honda Civic? [Re: tiredguy] #5280866 11/30/19 05:49 AM
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Some other folks besides me must have thought the Yoko Avid Touring S were a very good deal in the 195/60-15, as of last evening no longer shown on DT/DTD sites. The RT43 not included in the BF promo.

Re: Decent tire for my wifes Honda Civic? [Re: tiredguy] #5281928 12/01/19 11:56 AM
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i bought the Cooper Evolution Tour.

Re: Decent tire for my wifes Honda Civic? [Re: tiredguy] #5282202 12/01/19 04:54 PM
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We got a 2003 Civic for a new driver (16) this summer, had some surprisingly good rubber on it.

Caldera "Confidence" from Les Schwab - house brand there I think. just looked at they are $61/ea there for the civic.

I've been driving the car daily for the last 2.5 weeks so as to find any bugs before handing it to him in late december. I'm around Seattle and had occasion to drive it in dry, wet (and VERY wet), freezing temps and on hard frozen dirt (long driveway). It has done well in all conditions; I was leery but have been pleased and have no reason to change them or worry when he drives it full-time (still go this permit, full license after Christmas). I'm picky about tires and these pass the test.

On our lexus we have Cooper C6 Ultra's for the last year. Great, great tire.

As to a deal, forget the tire shops and go to your Ford Dealership, or check them out. Chevy/GM and Ford have had a ~$200 rebate available the last month or two. AND, they will price-match the lowest local price for the tire. I took the every day price for Continental CrossContacts into the local Chevy dealer, they matched it, and will rebate me $200 more. So I will get ~$800 tires installed on my SUV next week for $400, way better tires and cheaper than the best good Black Friday sales I could find. The Chevy deal ended Yesterday and the Ford deal ends tomorrow (12/2).

Re: Decent tire for my wifes Honda Civic? [Re: tiredguy] #5306401 12/28/19 04:30 PM
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I had Kumhos and they wore out very quickly, even with my tame driving. Also in the Bay Area and also in a similar vintage Civic. You can also scratch spending more for the Michelin Premier A/S as mine are down to 4/32 after just under 30K miles.


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