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The only tyres I had that cracked all over the outside were Michelin. I was warned off the brand for that reason as it was the experience of a few other people that they were poor in that respect.
 

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The only tyres I had that cracked all over the outside were Michelin. I was warned off the brand for that reason as it was the experience of a few other people that they were poor in that respect.
The Michelin A rated Eco tyres do crack with time. (Standard fit on the LEAF) Providing you are a high annual mileage driver the tread will go on elapsed miles long before before the cracking does at say three to four years . But if you are a low mileage driver then you can be replacing tyres before the tread wears down. When it comes to tyre replacement time if you are a low annual mileage driver avoid these tyres otherwise you will be replacing them early. Michelin tyres that are B rated for efficiency don't crack so quickly so they are better for the low annual mileage driver.
 

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I replaced my factory fit Michelins with the same as I had managed almost 60k on the first set on the front. They had to be replaced due to a bulge developing. Rear tyres moved to the front and new ones on the rear. Then I think at around 80 I had to replace the fronts, again with Michelins. I have noticed recently that these are starting to lose small chunks from the tread so it looks like it will be Goodyears for me next time.
 

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My original Michelins were breaking up worse than the photo's after only 25,000 miles and I ditched them quickly for Goodyears. Very happy with them.
 

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I bought these from mytyres.co.uk nearly 3 years ago, and have been very happy with them. Quiet & grippy, though a couple of miles/charge down on the Michelins I was running in summer. You can see them in my avatar pic on the left.

Item No.: KRA--GR65641G52-7--R-281844:3033--Serie
Order No.: 25260307
Item: Winter complete wheel for OPEL Ampera (D1JOI 2011- , Range Extender 111 bhp), Rim ALUTEC Grip graphit 6.5 x 16 (LK 5/115, OS 41), RDKS Schrader OEM 3033 with Nokian WR-D4 205/60 R16 96H
Amount: 4
Price: £ 156.80
Total VAT included: 627.20 £
Includes 20 % VAT = 104.53 £
Delivery: 39.60 £
Delivery costs amounting to 39.60 £, because 4 you have chosen complete wheels.
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Total Amount: 666.80 £
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Guys has anyone tried Michelin cross climates? Time for me to change and I'd be interested in moving away from budget tyres.
 

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A couple of friends were banging on about them, so I considered it. Goodyear Efficient grips then?

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My choice, yes. I was very alienated towards Michelin by the original reasons for this thread and the lack of satisfactory interest or explanation from the Michelin rep who chipped in.


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