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Old 05-08-2014, 05:15 PM   #1
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I need 2 New tires for one of my cars.
Michelin Primacy MXV4s. 225/60H16s.
I went to three places for quotes. I got the totals-tax, disposal fees, valve stems, balance, etc. Out the door prices.
Here's the line up.
1. The Michelin Company store - $349.95 Of course, you get the factory warranty.

2. Wal Mart - $347.58 These are not Primacy' s. They're Defenders. Slightly lower rating. Michelin dealers will not honor WW warranay.

3. Local dealer that sells Michelins - $338.80 Also includes factory warranty.

I was surprised. WW is only $1.19 cheaper per tire than the company store!
I'll be going to my local dealer for tires.

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Just some peace of mind for ya if you have no experience with them, but I bought four Primacy's about a year ago. I have been very happy with them; pretty quiet tire, good wet weather traction, and while not sporty they handle the twisties surprisingly well.

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Thanks. Somebody mixed tires on the car before I bought it and 2 Primacy' s are on the rear, so I'm replacing the fronts.
It's a fwd car, so it should make a big difference.
I don't put nearly the miles on my vehicles I used to. Now I usually have to replace tires due to dry rotting rather than mileage.

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I need 2 New tires for one of my cars.
Michelin Primacy MXV4s. 225/60H16s.
I went to three places for quotes. I got the totals-tax, disposal fees, valve stems, balance, etc. Out the door prices.
Here's the line up.
1. The Michelin Company store - $349.95 Of course, you get the factory warranty.

2. Wal Mart - $347.58 These are not Primacy' s. They're Defenders. Slightly lower rating. Michelin dealers will not honor WW warranay.

3. Local dealer that sells Michelins - $338.80 Also includes factory warranty.

I was surprised. WW is only $1.19 cheaper per tire than the company store!
I'll be going to my local dealer for tires.
Did you try tire rack website?

www.tirerack.com
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WallyWorld ain't always the cheapest. it does pay to shop around.

if there isn't that big a difference, i'll use a local shop over WallyWorld.

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What kind of car ? And do they have to be Michelin`s ?...................

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I just put 2-215/60R16`s on the front of my Taurus Wagon. They are 60,000 mile Coppers, mounted & balanced for a 100 bucks each !...................

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Unless you're buying the high end Michelins don't bother and get something else for much less. Their quality has suffered on their lower end tires for years, somewhat of a back story and a certain retailer, but anyway don't bother unless you buy the best! Their high end tire is worth every penny btw. I have their costco brand on my 4runner (came with the vehicle) and they suck in the snow, bad!!!

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Unless you're buying the high end Michelins don't bother and get something else for much less. Their quality has suffered on their lower end tires for years, somewhat of a back story and a certain retailer, but anyway don't bother unless you buy the best! Their high end tire is worth every penny btw. I have their costco brand on my 4runner (came with the vehicle) and they suck in the snow, bad!!!

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I had a VW GTI with Michelin's 225R4517's on them. They were okay; but, driving on the autobahn in the unlimited portions, the tires would loos grip at 100 mph in a slight bent. Driving on the cobble stone streets of Mainz, Germany at slow speed of 10 to 18 mph, no traction what so ever. It was scary!

I ordered new tires, Pirelli P Zero Nero tires, loved the rain and the dry. Snow not so good, I purchased some winter tires, Bridgestone Blizzak WS50 (No longer available), great on snow and ice. I later picked up some Pirelli high speed winter tires after the Blizzak's.
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The two remaining tires are Primacy' s.
I only need 2 tires.
I won't mix radials, so the same tire goes on the front.
I've used Michelins for decades, on more vehicles than I can count. I have no reason to switch.

I tried Tire Rack. By the time I drove to the nearest one, I wouldn't be saving anything.

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