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#1957251 - 07/18/10 07:49 AM Tire Recommendation for 2007 Saturn Vue
barlowc Offline


Registered: 03/16/09
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Loc: Southeast Michigan
While washing my wife's 2007 Saturn Vue (V6, FWD, 17" wheel option) last month, I noticed that the tires were pretty well worn. They'll be fine for the rest of the summer and through the fall, but I'm going to have to replace them before snow starts to fall in November/December here in Southeast Michigan.

She's a stay-at-home-mom and uses the vehicle mainly to tote our two kids around town to school and their various activities plus grocery shopping, etc. We also take it on family trips a handful of times during the year. Annual mileage is usually around 10,000.

The current tires are the stock Bridgestone Dueler H/T's. They stink. The tread will be shot around 35,000 miles. They're not something I'll consider buying another set of.

After doing some research and shopping, my current short list is:

Dunlop Signature CS $517 ($477)
Kumho Solus KH16 $551 ($511)
Michelin Primacy MXV4 $605 - After $70 MIR ($565)

Through some strategic use of coupons, I think I can save an additional $40 off each of the above. That's what the second price in parentheses is.

What do you guys think?
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#1957263 - 07/18/10 08:04 AM Re: Tire Recommendation for 2007 Saturn Vue [Re: barlowc]
SrDriver Offline


Registered: 12/09/06
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Loc: Southeast Alabama
My vote goes for the Kumho.

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#1957265 - 07/18/10 08:04 AM Re: Tire Recommendation for 2007 Saturn Vue [Re: barlowc]
spasm3 Offline


Registered: 05/30/10
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Loc: North Carolina
I am trying a set of general grabber hts tires, so far i like the ride and they have great wet weather handling. Good reviews i will have to wait to see what the life is. I put them on my escape. I have had great life out of michelin cross terrains, but they really cost.
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#1957303 - 07/18/10 08:57 AM Re: Tire Recommendation for 2007 Saturn Vue [Re: spasm3]
oilstudent24 Offline


Registered: 08/29/09
Posts: 360
Loc: USA
I have the Michelin Primacy MXV4 on a sedan. They only have about 6,000 miles on them but so far so good. It is my belief that the Michelin brand in general is a little pricey, but in my experience,they have less issues during the time of ownership. You might check out the Tirerack site under reviews and then click on the maximum miles used narrowed down to each of your choices. This would give you some idea of life expectancy assuming there are quite a few miles driven on a tire collectively.


Edited by oilstudent24 (07/18/10 09:09 AM)

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#1957309 - 07/18/10 09:10 AM Re: Tire Recommendation for 2007 Saturn Vue [Re: oilstudent24]
tomcat27 Offline


Registered: 06/25/09
Posts: 3310
Loc: Midwest
1st choice Michelin
2nd choice Humho


I've owned two sets of Kumhos and multiple Michelins. expecially since the price is similar: Michelins..
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#1957371 - 07/18/10 10:27 AM Re: Tire Recommendation for 2007 Saturn Vue [Re: tomcat27]
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Michelin, you get what you pay for.
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#1957390 - 07/18/10 10:46 AM Re: Tire Recommendation for 2007 Saturn Vue [Re: SrDriver]
rshaw125 Offline


Registered: 08/18/04
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Loc: Raleigh ,NC CSA
Originally Posted By: SrDriver
My vote goes for the Kumho.



They're a good tire but they wear quickly. I would go for the Michelins even though they cost more. Or try a Cooper.
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#1957420 - 07/18/10 11:28 AM Re: Tire Recommendation for 2007 Saturn Vue [Re: rshaw125]
Geo_Prizm Offline


Registered: 09/18/09
Posts: 339
Loc: S.E. WI
Yokohama Avid TRZ with 80,000 miles threadwear warranty, Made in USA.
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#1957427 - 07/18/10 11:41 AM Re: Tire Recommendation for 2007 Saturn Vue [Re: beast3300]
SLCraig Offline


Registered: 12/21/08
Posts: 5627
Loc: London, ON, Canada
Originally Posted By: beast3300
Michelin, you get what you pay for.


I don't think Michelin always falls into place with that statement.
I think a lot of the time their tires are just plain too expensive and not very good.

I have Toyos on my Saturn right now and the regular BF Goodrich Costco tires that came off the car originally are much better. The Toyos cost a lot more.
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#1957506 - 07/18/10 01:21 PM Re: Tire Recommendation for 2007 Saturn Vue [Re: SLCraig]
HTSS_TR Offline


Registered: 04/17/06
Posts: 19528
Loc: Lake Forest, CA
What size ? There are many 17" tires, is it 245/55-17 ?


Edited by HTSS_TR (07/18/10 01:22 PM)
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#1957523 - 07/18/10 01:50 PM Re: Tire Recommendation for 2007 Saturn Vue [Re: Geo_Prizm]
mrsilv04 Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
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Loc: Illinois
Originally Posted By: Geo_Prizm
Yokohama Avid TRZ with 80,000 miles threadwear warranty, Made in USA.


Threadwear?
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#1957526 - 07/18/10 01:54 PM Re: Tire Recommendation for 2007 Saturn Vue [Re: HTSS_TR]
barlowc Offline


Registered: 03/16/09
Posts: 2098
Loc: Southeast Michigan
Originally Posted By: HTSS_TR
What size ? There are many 17" tires, is it 245/55-17 ?

The 17" tire size for a Vue is 235/60R17.
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#1957535 - 07/18/10 02:06 PM Re: Tire Recommendation for 2007 Saturn Vue [Re: barlowc]
HTSS_TR Offline


Registered: 04/17/06
Posts: 19528
Loc: Lake Forest, CA
Originally Posted By: barlowc


After doing some research and shopping, my current short list is:

Dunlop Signature CS $517 ($477)
Kumho Solus KH16 $551 ($511)
Michelin Primacy MXV4 $605 - After $70 MIR ($565)

Through some strategic use of coupons, I think I can save an additional $40 off each of the above. That's what the second price in parentheses is.

What do you guys think?

Are these price out of the door ? Installation, balance, tax ... included ?
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#1957538 - 07/18/10 02:09 PM Re: Tire Recommendation for 2007 Saturn Vue [Re: barlowc]
moklock Offline


Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 520
Loc: FL
Michelin.

I have 235/65-16 Energy LX4's on my '03 VUE and they have been great. I dumped the H/T's at 34K becuase the wet traction was awful and only getting worse.

The LX4's have just over 60K now and are down to 5/32". They are still quiet and smooth and have never been rebalanced except one tire that had to be patched.

They have worn perfectly even also, rotating every 6K front-to-rear only.

The only complaint I have is that they were less than $90 each in '05 but are now $150/ea.

Being that my lower grade LX4's have done so well, the MXV4's should be really good.

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#1957544 - 07/18/10 02:15 PM Re: Tire Recommendation for 2007 Saturn Vue [Re: HTSS_TR]
HTSS_TR Offline


Registered: 04/17/06
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Loc: Lake Forest, CA
For about $10 per tire more I would choose Kumho Solus KR21 over Kumho Solus KH16, treadwear of KR21 is 680 while KH16 is only 440.
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