My nox has the Michelin latitude tours on it. Great dry traction, and coming home from Florida a week or two ago, we hit extremely heavy rain (had us down to 20 mph at one point, visibility limited) and the car tracked straight and true through 2 or more inches of standing water even though I was probably going faster than I should've been. (75-80 mph through the standing water). So amazing traction in the rain. Of course pulling out in front of people and hitting that gas will get you some squeal on the inside tire. But that's just FWD for you...never seen the traction control light in the rain though, despite the tire squeal. And in the snow, from what my limited snow driving on these shows (2 good snows), they're great in it as well! Once when the car had like 1k miles I had to drive home in not really now but slush. The temp was 31F. That shush is slippery as ... I WISH we got inches and inches of snow. Slush is much worse. 2 inches of slush and there was 13 cars in the ditch in a 2 mile distance. I was not one of them! Yay. I noticed the back end come lose a few times (the road was steeply slanted). But each time, the little orange stabilitrak lights came on and straightened me out (I'm aware that the electronics are not the tire, but tires need some grip for the electronics to work...). Once off the slanted road there was nothing not straight and true about the driving. The second time was a mixture of snow and slush and freezing rain. (There were cars in the parking lot around me sliding in to the curbs with all 4 tires locked...you know, because they parked...) I was worried about getting out of my parking spot that was slanted towards the curb. No problem. One little slip (not even enough for the traction control to intervene) and I was off
. The whole way home was fine and I wasn't taking easy either. (3k rpm shifts on acceleration) I wanted to find the limit of grip with these tires but I wasn't brave enough to go fast enough. Tried an evasive maneuver at 60mph, tracked perfectly with the help o stabilitrak. I went to an abandoned parking lot and tried to make it lose control with the electronics on and it was impossible. Even when I turned them off I thought I accidentally left them on. The car would still not spin. Eventually I got it to but it took a lot of work. Never felt abs in the snow. Only time it activated was ironically on a dry sunny 90F day. (Full braking activates ABS on dry pavement). I feel just as secure in this car in inclement weather as I did in my previous 2004 Limited 4x4 Toyota 4Runner. With its mechanical locking diffs and all. That's right, I feel just as secure as I did in a 4x4 body on frame SUV with real locking diffs. Oh and it had mud and snow rated tires on it. Love love love these tires. After 25k miles they look brand new (although I need to shine them again hehe). Wearing evenly if at all haha. When I have to replace them, I'll probably get the same or the goodyear assurance triple Tread CUV tires. I've heard they are absolutely amazing in all conditions. One quote I heard about them still sticks with me. "They say all seasons are a jack of all trades, master of none. I beg to differ. These triple treads are masters of all."
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