Product Type: Pirelli car tyres
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Member Name: alandooley
Date: 05/10/00, updated on 13/02/05 (10595 review reads)
Advantages: Good wet grip
Disadvantages: High road noise, poor wear, average dry grip
These tyres were standard issue on my 206 GTi. I've had the car for 14 months and 18k miles the tyres are due for a change already! They have not lasted very long.
Now, I won't be changing back to these tyres ever again for several reasons. The first thing I noticed about them is the road noise they generate. On smooth surfaces the noise is minimal, but take it on a road with rough tar and the noise just bellows through the cabin.
The wear of the tyres is below average, even for the power the car generates. After about nine months, I had to change the front tyres to the back because the wear was too much. Now all four tyres are almost down to slicks, which is not good coming in to the Winter season.
The final reason I do not like these tyres is because they tramline a lot on heavy breaking. This was something I had to get used to though.
The tyres do have good points though. I found that they were very effective through standing water. They dispersed the water very well, even a speed. The steering wheel would never be jerked out of my hand if I hit water. The grip in the dry was very good also. Although since the thread has worn away the grip is very very poor, especially in the wet. I now must drive quite gingerly in the wet.
So if you were considering P6000s, I would recommend buy them if you have a well insulated cabin. If you don't have a car with huge power they'd be perfect since they may not wear as much. But I have not tested these tyres on other cars so I don't really know.
I have mixed feelings about the tyres, but they have swayed me towards changing to a different make.