Product Type: Pirelli car tyres
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Pirelli Euphori@ Runflats 205/45/17
Member Name: Naughty Magpie
Advantages: Can drive if punctured
Disadvantages: Little feedback, tyre wear is quick, very expensive & heavy
I've had two MINI Cooper S's, a 2003/03 & a 2004/54 both of which, as standard, have runflat tyres.
There is very little feedback through the steering wheel of just where the car is going and how much grip you've got when you're nailing it.
These tyres are perfect for those that potter around in their cars but if, like me, you actually want to drive you car the way it was designed - please switch to a different tyre!
I've taken the runflats round tracks, they are fine, they'll suffice and get you round in the dry - in the wet? forgot it!
This tyres are twitchy in the wet under medium acceleration and cornering, where you'd really need them to be good!
Yes they are great if you get a puncture, you can drive for about 50 miles (I have driven far longer on them - brilliant) but the cost of the tyre is horrendous, you're looking at upwards of £110.00 per tyre and £160 from BMW themselves.
Summary: There is very little feedback through the steering wheel of just where the car is going.