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All Season Tyres ?

Post by jamesa » Sun May 12, 2013 1:19 pm

Anyone use these all year round ... impressions ?

Daughter has recently acquired an E46 316i Touring and doesn`t have the space for two sets of wheels / tyres so I thought I`d investigate how these perform.
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Post by MikeR » Mon May 13, 2013 8:18 pm

IIRC Ade Flint had these. U could try a PM

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Post by shaziman » Tue May 14, 2013 9:28 am

In my opinion, you end up with a bad tyre all round.

This phrase is very apt for All season tyres:

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Post by ali » Tue May 14, 2013 9:47 am

shaziman wrote:In my opinion, you end up with a bad tyre all round.

This phrase is very apt for All season tyres:

"Jack of all trades, master of none."
Probably quite apt for a 316i
It's not going to set the world on fire performance wise so won't really see the benefits of running high end summer tyres.
All season ones would be a good compromise IMVHO
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Post by Charles » Tue May 14, 2013 12:36 pm

I would consider fitting winters.

In the summer, unless she is hooning around, then she won't notice the softer turn-in and general squidgyness and in the wet and cold she will have the best choice of rubber on the car.

I made this decision last winter for the Megane which now has permanent winter tyres - 'cos we don't drive her all that much and she's a 1.4l :shock:
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Post by James_G » Sat May 25, 2013 1:56 am

I have Bridgestone A001s on my Honda Accord. They're an all season tyre and on a car with low performance pretensions they are great. Brilliant in rain and with standing water and I genuinely can't tell the difference with regular tyres, on this car.

I wouldn't dream of running a decent steer with them through the year, but for most people in everyday cars I reckon they are a far better option.
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Post by jamesa » Sat May 25, 2013 8:42 am

Thank you for the replies - experiences :)
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Post by jamesa » Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:07 pm

Fitted a set of `All Season` Vredestein Quatrac 3`s today ... 225/45 x 17, will report back later in the year !
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Post by jamesa » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:57 pm

Not yet tested on snow & ice but performing well in all other conditions ... even impressing her work (Motorsport) colleagues :wink: :lol:
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Post by jamesa » Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:03 pm

Recently replaced the rears after 20k, they did have several thousand more Summer miles in them but with two impending 1k trips in quick succession ... away they went.

I had not driven on them until yesterday, their stability through / on drenched motorways is most impressive :)

Our ongoing tyre of choice for the `junior Touring` then ... :roll:
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Post by I_MNL » Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:41 pm

jamesa wrote:Fitted a set of `All Season` Vredestein Quatrac 3`s today ... 225/45 x 17, will report back later in the year !
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We have fitted same in my dad's BMW 3-series in Greece. This has been doing good for this winter as dad says

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