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Old 14th July 2007, 14:21   #1
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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 205/60R15from stock goodyears 195/65R15.

I havent really been too happy with the Certis in terms of quality as there were manufacturing defects found in the tyres soon after i fitted them. They are prone to air bubbles, it was rectified by the company but now they seem to be tiny air bubbles on the other tyres too. The Certis are pretty noisy too.

I want to stay away from sports tyres as I do not want to compromize on comfort as bombay roads are filled with potholes and i think my suspension is already giving me problems.

My car almost never goes on the highway but it undergoes some high speed when the racer boy instinct comes out in me which is almost every other night So good handling/cornering is very important too.

Another dilemma i face is size. I reduced my profile by a notch since the tyre guy suggested going up one level on the width ,its adviced to reduce the profile down a level too. But the accords that i have seen in the states come with 205/65R15.

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Old 14th July 2007, 20:46   #2
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Accords would do fine with 205/65/R15,try Michelin's
Energy XM1 series or the Pirelli P7 asymetrical tires,both quite proven as far as driving comfort and road grip goes.
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How much would 205/65/R15 Michelin's cost per tyre? I am not looking to spend too much and nor do i care about thread life much as I am looking to sell the car in the near future.
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Do you have the current Accord or the last-gen one? Michelin Energy's should cost around 4.6-5k per tyre in 205/65 R15.
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I have the last gen accord
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Going by your signature, why don't you give the Apolo Accelera's a try? Though I've heard that they are as expensive as the rest. If that is true, don't bother with them.
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Though I've heard that they are as expensive as the rest. If that is true, don't bother with them.
True, as that kind of price there are better options available.
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Going by your signature, why don't you give the Apolo Accelera's a try? Though I've heard that they are as expensive as the rest. If that is true, don't bother with them.
I wanna try and stay away from Indian made tyres. Not that the Michellins have performed any better, had 2 other flat tyres this past week! Dunno why these tyres are so prone to having nails inside them!
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Then try Yoko's! Now you have many options for your car including (but not limited to) Michelin, Yokohama, Bridgestone etc.

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energy xm1's are way better than certis.certis had an inherent problem of air bubbles forming on them and were prone to punctures.xm1's are pretty good when it comes to comfort.you could even try Yokohama's.
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Sahil, Try the Yokohama range out. For the price, they offer superb performance.
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I came across this article in Autocar and it says that that Energy XM1 are suitable for Civic and City. The Energy MXV8 are suitable for Accord and Civic. Do you guys think XM1 would be the right choice for the last gen accord?
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Yeah they'll work just fine on the last-gen Accord no issues there.
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The Michelin Energy XM1 series are H rated and are not the original speed rating recommended by the manufacturer i would suggest u to go in for the Michelin Energy MXV8 series which are V rated and are noiseless. These tyres are specifically made for the indian road conditions and are meant for luxury cars

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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?

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