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Good first impression
on September 14, 2012
The Michelin Primacy MXV4 are a replacement for my 2010 Camry LE that had original Bridgestone EL400. The Bridgestones wore out at 20K miles. I was worried that the Camry design was, although very comfortable, hydroplaned at the first sign of rain on the road. With the Michelin Primacy MXV4 installed I went out on a rainy morning looking for standing water. What I observed was that I could not find any sign of hydroplaning. I don't think this tire can compare in heavy rains with tires like the old Michelin Hydroedge or Goodyear tripletread, but it is above average.
Ride comfort is very good. Today's cars run tires at a higher preasure than in the past to improve fleet gas mileage, so correct tire pressure is important to comfort on those city tar strips.
Cornering and dry pavement traction is what you would expect for an OEM replacement tire. Secure and predictable in the turns and emergency maneuvers.
Balance on the tires are what you would expect from a quality tire. Smooth with no wobble, pulling or vibrations.
I have no idea how these tires wil work in the snow. I am hoping for the best as the tread design is not what one would expect to help in winter but I am hoping the large amount of well designed sipes will surprise me.