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Old 10th August 2007, 12:39   #16
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Planning on getting the Potenza GIII's put this evening. Is it a good option?
I know they are good handlers but what about ride quality,noise and warranty?

Price quoted to me for 205/65.R15 =Rs.4500...justified?

Michellin's were coming out too exp for car that will be sold in a years time or so...Any other options that that i have in the 4500 price range?
I wouldn't recommend them for your car if you're looking for silent, comfortable tyres since they are neither. Price seems to be justified though.

Michelin's should also be in the same price range. IIRC Michelin Energy XM1 is available in 205/60 for around 4.6k, while the Pilot Primacy is around 5k.
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The tyre chap told me that the XM1 are suitable for smaller cars, the accord should have MXV8 which is very expensive.
Even for XM1 i got a rate of 5200 for 205/65R15
Do any of these companies give warranty?
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The tyre chap told me that the XM1 are suitable for smaller cars, the accord should have MXV8 which is very expensive.
Even for XM1 i got a rate of 5200 for 205/65R15
Do any of these companies give warranty?
It is not so that Energy XM1 is only for small vehicles, if it was so why would MICHELIN produce such a tyre. Energy MXV8 is more comfortable than Energy XM1 may be meant for super luxury sedans.
Only 2 companies are providing silica based compound, Michelin and YOKOHAMA.
May be you can try YOKO A300, i heard it is also quite and comfortable and silica based. It should cost you cheaper as well.

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The stock 205 tyres of the accord just dont seem adequate at highway speeds, so was planning an upgrade to 225/55/16. Since minimal road roar, grip and reasonable amount of ride comfort was the priority i zeroed in on the michelin pilot primacy. However, a friend of mine, is persisting that i try the apollo acelere or goodyear excellency saying its good VFM.
Are there any users of the above, any suggestions are welcome.
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the michelins are way ahead of goodyears.. as for apollo? in an accord?
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Does the Accord V6 have 15"s or 16"s?
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Does the Accord V6 have 15"s or 16"s?
the new one has 16". im quite sure.
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the new one has 16". im quite sure.
Even the old ones have 16inchers
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I thought as much. Then why is Sahil talking about 15"s for it?!
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However, a friend of mine, is persisting that i try the apollo acelere or goodyear excellency saying its good VFM.
I would prefer the Pilot Primacy's over the Apollo's or Goodyear's. Also if you're looking at good grip your best bet would be the Michelin Pilot Preceda 2's, they are available in the size you're looking at.

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Does the Accord V6 have 15"s or 16"s?
Both the V6's sold here have 205/60 R16's.
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Both the V6's sold here have 205/60 R16's.
Then why are all you people talking about 15"s?!
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I thought as much. Then why is Sahil talking about 15"s for it?!
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Then why are all you people talking about 15"s?!
Einstein - That's because Sahil's car is the last-gen Honda Accord, not the Gen II-Type I Accord!

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Boss, AFAIK, in 2003, they had the 7th gen Accord launched. And the 6th gen didn't come with a V6, atleast not in India.
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My 2003 Accord has clocked 42,000Kms and the tyres are showing some serious aging.

I changed the stock tyres when the car was new to Michelin Certis 205/60R15 from stock goodyears 195/65R15.
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I have the last gen accord
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Boss, AFAIK, in 2003, they had the 7th gen Accord launched. And the 6th gen didn't come with a V6, atleast not in India.
And what if he bought one of the last-gen Accord's? And as you might notice his stock tyres were 195/65 R15 which was the stock size of the OHA. Stock size of the current-gen cars is 205/65 R15 for the 2.4 & 205/60 R16 for the V6 in both the pre & post facelift versions.

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C3PO dont take panga with our inhouse tyre dealer, when it comes to rubber, he knows it all
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