Advantages cost, grip, wear rate, avon racing pedigree
Disadvantages Avon not the name they once were other than that no disadvantage.
These tyres come in a range of sizes but my review is of the 17" 215 profile type. These tyres can be picked up at Farmer Autocare at a bargain £40 each. I've tried many types of tyres on my 17" wheels and these Avons have been the best performing so far. As budget tyres go they grip far better than some premium tyres I've tried. I've had these tyres since October, so in the last 4 months they've been subjected everything a Scottish Autumn and Winter can throw at them. In dry conditions these tyres grip like your car is on rails and I have never found the limit of their aheasion. I don't ...
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Disadvantages bad handling, skittish, front wheel drift, poor performance.
A so called Saab specialist recommended I try these tyres. I should of ignored him and gone with my original choice of Continental Sports Contact 3s. I had all four tyres changed, and I instantly noticed the car was skittish, had front wheel drift and bad handling right from the start. This has transformed my car into a bad handling nightmare. I once used to enjoy stepping into it, now I hate the thought of going for long drives. I do not know whether this is just because this tyre does not work with this particular model of car (Saab 9-5 Estate Linear Sport 1.9TiD 175bhp). However I am a firm ...