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#354 of 436 Re: Tires for Mazda3 [JBaumgart]
May 06, 2011 (2:18 pm)
And she better not be driving and texting at the same time, like we constantly warn her about!!!
Thank you from the rest of us on the road!
Our 2007 Mazda 3 ... seen about 70% highway, 20% suburban (35-45-ish) and 10% city (30 and under, w/stop and go) ... odometer at just under 50,000 miles ... on to our second set of tires, but I have put winter tires on the vehicle each season, from about Dec. 1 to March 15.
So, with winter tires for 4 years, would you calculate that the original summer tires have had over or under 40K of usage?
#355 of 436 Re: Tires for Mazda3 [autonomous]
May 08, 2011 (7:06 am)
"So, with winter tires for 4 years, would you calculate that the original summer tires have had over or under 40K of usage?" (automomous)
With the changeover each fall and spring I really didn't keep track, but if I had to guess I would say the original Goodyears didn't quite make 30,000. I happened to have those same tires on a previous vehicle that I owned (an Infiniti FX45) and I would guess they only lasted around 30,000 miles on that one also.
#356 of 436 Re: Tires for Mazda3 [JBaumgart]
May 09, 2011 (2:06 pm)
original Goodyears didn't quite make 30,000
Seems like the OEM Goodyears are not stellar from a point of durability.
#357 of 436 Re: Tires for Mazda3 [autonomous]
May 10, 2011 (1:15 am)
Especially so when you consider that many Mazda3s shod with the Goodyear Eagle RS-A tires don't even go 20,000 miles on the original set.
#358 of 436 Toyo Winter tires for Mazda3
Jul 25, 2011 (12:34 pm)
I just bought a set of four Toyo Garit 205/55/16 H winter tires. They seem up for the job, but I was wondering what others thought of them. Does anyone else out there have them?
#359 of 436 Re: Toyo Winter tires for Mazda3 [autonomous]
Jul 25, 2011 (7:35 pm)
I haven't heard anything bad about Toyos; I think they will work fine.
#360 of 436 Bridgestone Potenza G019 Grid is a good choice?
Aug 03, 2011 (4:28 pm)
My tires got worn and need to be replaced. I am interested in a deal at Costco now. However, not sure if it is a good choice for my car. Any suggestion or feedback would be appreciated.
My car is 2009 Mazda 3
#361 of 436 Re: Bridgestone Potenza G019 Grid is a good choice? [jessica_lim]
Aug 03, 2011 (5:32 pm)
Based upon the reviews over at TireRack.com I'd rank the G019s in roughly the top ten for the Mazda3 (I have a 2009 as well).
FWIW, I've run the last 45,000 miles on a set of Michelin Pilot Sport A/Ss (which I had mounted when there was only 714 miles on my car), and I'm "T-Minus" about 5,000 miles from the next set. My current "Top-Two" are as follows:
- Continental ExtremeContactDWS ($139 per tire)
- Michelin Pilot Sport A/S ($171 per tire)
The thing about the Pilot Sports is that even though they are considerably more expensive than pretty much any other tire in the high-end All-Season category, they've performed so well on my car I'm going to have to do some serious soul searching before I buy something else.
#363 of 436 Re: Bridgestone Potenza G019 Grid is a good choice? [shipo]
Aug 04, 2011 (8:59 am)
Based upon the reviews over at TireRack.com
Agreed. Tire Rack is a great site for researching tire and wheel information; their ratings eliminate some of the guess work in finding a good tire. Be aware that there are brands that are not included in their listings (such as Toyo).
If you pick a well-known brand, it is likely that it will be sold in several stores which will enable some cross-shopping. Don't be shy to ask for a discount, especially if you are buying a set of 4 new tires, for example a $100 off a set is not unusual; some places offer the 4th tire free which is even better.