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Old 15th December 2018, 07:16   #16
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Hi,

I recently purchased a pre-loved 2012 Ford Fiesta Titanium.

It has 195/65/r15 Tyres which need replacement.

For better ride quality over bad roads and straight highways with moderate speeds, what are my options in tyre size for replacement / upgrade.

Any advise will be helpful.

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Was in your same position a couple of weeks ago, went for 205/55/R15 Continental MC5's at 6K a piece. Feel the extra grip is worth it for the ride that this car gives.
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went for 205/55/R15 Continental MC5's at 6K
205 profile Tyres look too wide for me as it may increase the turning radius by a small margin which may pose a challenge in my parking lot

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Congratulations!

The stock size is 195/60 R15 and I would stick to that. It gives the perfect balance between ride and handling over most sort of roads.
Thanks. Michelin Primacy 4 or Michelin XM 2. I had used Michelin XM2 in my earlier ride - Ritz VDI but noticed the tyre rubber chip off after 60k kms even though the ride quality was to die for.
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Thanks. Michelin Primacy 4 or Michelin XM 2. I had used Michelin XM2 in my earlier ride - Ritz VDI but noticed the tyre rubber chip off after 60k kms even though the ride quality was to die for.
XM2 is a poor choice for the very taut chassis of the Fiesta. The sidewalls are too soft and the roll hampers the handling considerably.

Stick with Primacy. Got that fine balance of ride, handling, robustness and tyre mileage.
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Stick with Primacy. Got that fine balance of ride, handling, robustness and tyre mileage.
Thanks for a quick revert. One last query, will Primacy 3 ST suffice as Primacy 4 are priced higher. Additionally, will Yoko Earth 1 be a compromise. I am more convinced with Michelin.
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Thanks for a quick revert. One last query, will Primacy 3 ST suffice as Primacy 4 are priced higher. Additionally, will Yoko Earth 1 be a compromise. I am more convinced with Michelin.
I would opt for Primacy 4 as its new. Two of my friends have it on their Fiesta and they both like it lots. And yes, Earth 1 will definitely be a compromise.
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I would opt for Primacy 4 as its new. Two of my friends have it on their Fiesta and they both like it lots.
I finally settled for Primacy 4 @ INR 6800 per tyre in stock size 195/60 R 15. Changed all the 04 tyres at Madhus Tyre Shop, Langford road. The ride has improved significantly and this off sets the heavy price tag which I paid

I am currently maintaining 32 psi Nitrogen in all the 04 tyres. Hope this is sufficient else I was planning to keep the tyre pressure at 34 psi in all the 04 tyres.

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