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Old 17th June 2009, 23:18   #136
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Default Energy XM1+,Potenza GIII,Assurance..which one to buy??

Hi Guys,

I have a Ford Fiesta and have covered 56K on the original tyres. Now want to change my tyres and above ones are the options i thought of. I have Alloy Wheels which are 14" so looking for somewhere around 185/65/14 or 195/65/14. I am bit confused on which tyre to go for. I really like the Potenza GIII as they look damm good.

Can anyone tell me the prices of these tryres, specially Potenza. Also guys what do you suggest would be a good choice. This is the first time i am going in for a tyre change cause till now i had never owned a car for more than 2years hence nevered needed a change.
I am looking for good ride quality and low noise and could last long (is there anything left)
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Nitin, Among the 3 tyres, Michelin XM1+ would be the best choice for your needs!
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Nitin, Among the 3 tyres, Michelin XM1+ would be the best choice for your needs!
Actually finneyp, the Turanza ER-60 are equally good and will last longer than the XM1+'s. They can handle the poor indian roads better than the michelin's.

I would say unless you have tried out both tyres, the one you have will always be the better tyre and I have turanza ER-60 on my car for 3 years and 35,000kms.
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Vid, Nitin is looking for Potenza GIII and not Turanza ER-60
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Vid, Nitin is looking for Potenza GIII and not Turanza ER-60
I know but the thread is about XM1 and Turanza ER-60 which is another option for him to try out.
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I know but the thread is about XM1 and Turanza ER-60 which is another option for him to try out.
What is the price for Turanza??
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This thread has gone for 10 pages and i see the same questions being asked from page 1

Anyways according to me "Turanza" would score over XM1+ over the ride quality and when it comes to bad roads..in short it is more suited for hiway driving!
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What is the price for Turanza??
For the fiesta your choices are 185/65-14 or 195/60-14. They should be around Rs.3,500 per tyre for both XM1 or the turanza.
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XM1+ is around 4.5k in 195/60 R14.

BTW, why isnt anyone talking abt Yoko A drives with relation to these two. They seem to be just as good if not better(when you bring price into the equation).
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Whats the price of Turanza ER60 195/60-14 ?
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XM1+ is around 4.5k in 195/60 R14.
Ouch, the prices sure have gone up. It was close to 3.5K when I bought them.
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In 195.60 R 14, Yoko A drive is around 3.4, ES 100 is 3.6, AD07 is 5.2k

ER 60 is around 3.8 or so, XM1+ is 4.5k and Continental CPC 2 is around 4.1, CPC 1 is a hundred bucks cheaper.

So, guys, tell me.... what's wrong with the A drives? They have proved their worth on Indian roads, comfort is as good as the BS/Michelin and grip is also at par. What's wrong with them? They are also cheaper by a nice big margin.

I would have included Conti, but the thing is, the life of the Contis may not be much and also, they've been in the market for a very short time compared to the others.
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Simple they don't look as good or as aggressive as the Turanza and XM1. Good performance is one thing, but the tyres have to look good as well to catch your attention.
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Oh, come on!! The Er60s dont look that great! Anyway, leave the looks. Purely performance and VFM...

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