Michelin Crossclimate - Opinions please

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Michelin Crossclimate - Opinions please

Post by mcbeee » Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:54 pm

I was getting a balance check at the tire shop and they had a strange looking Michelin sitting there on display, I found out that 9 stores on the west coast of Canada are a test market for the new Crossclimate tire. supposedly it's going great in Europe. There are limited sizes here for the test market.

I read the reviews and they seem pretty high on this tire as a good fit for our kind of weather. Not performance rated I guess but good for other cars.
What do you folks know about this tire....???
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Post by Smartbear » Thu Dec 14, 2017 7:19 pm

I’ve just bought a set of wheels with these tyres fitted, they’re a different size being 17’ compared to my previous 19’ so comparisons are slewed.
I’m enjoying the more compliant ride though :)
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Post by mmm-five » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:47 pm

Don’t have them on the Z, but have them on the Alfa.

They’re not a cheap tyre, but they grip very well, handle the rain/puddles fine, and have done 25 laps of the Ring, a couple of track days, and a Z4-Forum meet without issue.

Done 30,00 mil3s in them and they’re about half worn.

I’d prefer to have these on the Z4 than full winters.
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Post by mcbeee » Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:08 am

mmm-five wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:47 pm
Don’t have them on the Z, but have them on the Alfa.

They’re not a cheap tyre, but they grip very well, handle the rain/puddles fine, and have done 25 laps of the Ring, a couple of track days, and a Z4-Forum meet without issue.

Done 30,00 mil3s in them and they’re about half worn.

I’d prefer to have these on the Z4 than full winters.
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Post by dhobbs » Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:33 pm

Got these on the Touran. Completely different car to the zed but seem fine. Going to test them when we go to Switzerland in Feb, plenty of snow there.
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Post by philiph » Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:10 pm

I have them on 2011 Saab 95. Not many of those about!

So far they seem good.
Dealt with any rain, snow, slush and cold OK so far (although that isn't a lot).
Don't make too much road noise, fuel consumption is moderate to high. Car handles well on them.
As an alternative to having to swap from winter to summer tyre so far a promissing start.

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