Written on: 06/05/2011
I have 68000 miles on these 9 year old OEM tires, no problems to date. They are due to be replaced soon with a set of MXV4-Primacy (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2011
Tried these after a pair of continentals lasted only 9,000miles.
They weren't that much dearer but thats me 10,000 miles in and with still 6 mm of tred left, they have proved great value.
There's no beating the continental on grip so you have to remember when powering through the corners that the car will slip and slide like its running on flats but once you've mastered slide control its rather fun to drive. (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2010
My 1998 Renault Laguna is fitted with michelin energy tyres. It does over 40 mpg and I contribute some aspect of this fuel economy to the tyres. I cannot quantify this. Road handling and road noise are excellent. The tyres handled two months of snow and ice without ever putting a "foot" wrong last winter. (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2010
I checked five stars for the value for money, but they came new on the Citroen hdi 1.6 and I've just ticked over 90,000kms. So although I didn't buy them as such, they've done extraordinarily well, and there's probably another 5,000km left at least but I won't trust them for another winter with kids in the back seat.
They pull out of an aqua plane really well and allow you to steer straight. At 110kph I started to drift but was able to hold it in a fairly deep puddle on the highway I didn't... (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2010
Had these on a previous Peugeot 106 and did 35,000 miles without a drama, so fitted then again to our new 106. Excellent grip in the dry and very good in the wet. Much quieter that the budget tyres they replaced even though there was still 4mm of tread left on the budgets. I don't like driving on budget tyres, quality tyres have a much shorter stopping distance. Finally the Mitchelins give excellent MPG. (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2010
You have to take my ratings are based on someone who does not drive fast, but do have at least two skiing holidays a year driving to the French Alps - the grip is fantastic and the winter in the uk this year has proven their worth for me never losing traction and we live on top of the North Downs - might consider buying winter tyres but so far these have been great only need chains when the temperatures are around zero in the Alps. Changed front to rear after about 25,000 miles loads of wear... (read more)
Written on: 30/05/2009
Honda civic 1.4 - Michelin Energy E3A tyres did nearly 70000 miles (not km) and grip improved considerably over the previous bridgestones that came with the car in 2001. Much less aquaplaning on the motorways around the UK too. (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2009
Extremely long lasting . 110,000 miles on rears. 55,000 miles on fronts . Passat 1.9tdi 90ps saloon. Good grip gives confidence. Brilliant tyres. I will only fit Michelin tyres to my own car for safety, value and longevity. (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2009 by tccram (1 review written)
I have had Michelin Energy tyres on my astra (54plate) mk4 1.6 16v L.P.G. Duelfuel from new,(michelin recommendation) and I have had to change the front tyres every year (13,500 miles) the rear every 2 years. I get 34 mpg. from L.P.G. (local driving) and the front tyres brake from the road easily when pulling away in damp/wet conditions. I do not drive hard as I have a child in the car most of the time, I'm 49yrs old so not the boy-racer type. They are expensive and I would like to have a... (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2008
Bought these when my continental premiuncontact 2's run out of tread. They have absolutely zero grip, making overtaking (even on a straight dry road) and junctions terrifying (though they seem better under braking than acceleration). I haven't noticed an improvement in economy or wear, so just about the only possible plus is that the lack of grip teaches you to drive more smoothly - and can be fun on roundabouts. (read more)
Written on: 01/11/2008
I have been working at a car dealership and have replaced 3 sets on our shuttle ES300 which is at 160,000 kms (100,000 miles). The last set just lasted 30,000 kms, about 18,000 miles. I also have them on my Chrysler 300M special and they do not have any life left after 40,000 kms (25,000 miles). Goodyear ' s Regatta 2 on my Dodge Caravan has 30% life left after almost 90,000 kms (55,555 miles). Michelins could not stand up to the Canadian winter; Goodyear had no problem ploughing through... (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2008 by DON HUNT (1 review written)
Good traction, quiet tyre, with very little wear. Since I fitted Michelin Energy Tyres to seven year old Toyota Prius (74,000miles) the miles per gallon has increase by 3 to 5miles to the uk gallon. (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2008
If you seek a hard wearing tyre, and are not too concerned about wet road grip (sensible driving is key here), then the Michelin Energy are great tyres. They may seem costly to purchase but will provide a worthy investment as they last for a very long time indeed.
Those extra pounds are well spent if durability is top of your requirments list. (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2008 by bleechy (6 reviews written)
I bought these for a Renault Megane MK 1. (only 20k miles though) I'm a very careful, slow driver. So I thought these would be ideal, until I went round a corner at 35 mph in the wet (downhill left) and the front left tyre locked up.
Motorway in the wet feels like your on ice on certain surfaces, in the dry the car feels un-secure, moving beneath you. Under acceleration and braking the car (as in another review) squirms.
I eventually bought new tyres (Firestone which were also £5 cheaper)... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2008 by PaulR8962 (1 review written)
I have had Michelin Energy tyres on my Golf 1.4s since I bought it with 14,000 miles on the clock. At 30,000 miles I now need to replace the front at less than 3mm and the backs are just under 5mm.
I have just started phoning for prices and I was shocked at the cost of these tyres. I had the impression that these were cheap tyres, probably subconciously due to their performance. I rated them at 5 as I did not really have an opinion on them, until I found out the price, now I think they are... (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2008 by Maxstruct
I have focus 2 1.6 ti-vct and the averange consumption of gas is 7.0 litre /100 km. (read more)
Written on: 29/06/2008 by malenark (1 review written)
Bought my c4 from new. Just done 52k miles and front Michelin Energy tyres now need replacing. down to 2mm. Rears on 3mm. Getting 64mpg. Will replace with this tyre defo. (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2008 by KaiserChief (1 review written)
Michelin Energy E3A fitted to Toyota Avensis estate, lasted 42k (after swapping front & back at 25k). Good wet & dry grip, experienced this many times on M4 when white van man decides to change lane with no warning (difficult to indicate when making a phone call whilst slurping hot coffee I guess). Got a couple of mpg after changing to Energys also. Not the cheapest tyre but will pay back with high miles. (read more)
Written on: 29/04/2008 by psmith64
I got 44,000 miles out of the Michelin Energy tyres, and my car achieves an average of 55 mpg, I have no issues with road holding with these tyres on my VW golf, in wet or dry conditions. Even when the tyres were getting near the minimum, road holding was still good. (read more)
Written on: 14/04/2008
Michelin Energy E3A tyres are designed to be a hard wearing, low noise, low fuel consumption tyre with as little as possible compromise in other respects such as the all-important grip. They achieve this objective in both my personal and our fleet experience. Outright grip is less than other tyres but under stress conditions, the Michelins are stable and progressively let go, rather than offer lots of grip but suddenly start to skid. Still, drive hard and the Energy tyres are probably not... (read more)
Written on: 26/02/2008
I have tried many other brands over the years but keep coming back to Michelin as a good all rounder.
My last car had some geometry problem that no one could find and would eat it's way through front tryes, however once fitted with Michelin tyres it was fine as they seemed to be able to handle the punishment. (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2008 by skint racer (1 review written)
Ridiculously soft sidewalls that you can feel squirm under braking. Seem to require pressure top ups far to often probably due to the stupidly soft side walls. Seem to last reasonably well which is another bad thing as you'll want rid the moment you first drive on them. Rubbish and expensive, the cheapest budgets will give better performance. (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2007 by palmphil
20,000 miles out of front set - 60,000 miles out of rear set. I have to change the rears the side walls are starting to crack. The car is 5 1/2 years old the rears are original! I have just bought another set! (read more)
Written on: 31/10/2006 by Herbie1 (5 reviews written)
Michelin Energy E3A - these were fitted to Skoda Fabia 1.4 as OE. First time I braked in the wet, the wheels locked up and car skidded, since then, I have been very cautious in the wet. Also in the dry the tyres screech on roundabouts at moderate speeds and wheel spins easily from standstill. Never had these problems on other tyres. Cannot believe which? rate these tyres as very good in the wet! They are the worst tyres I have had. Now on Firestone F590. Will review later. (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2006 by mattyre (4 reviews written)
I purchased the Michelin Energy E3a when the Michelin XH1 tyres on my car had worn out, after giving a slightly noisy but healthy tyre life. (30,000 for the front) The E3a I hoped, with its asymmetric tread and of a new design, would be an improvement, but they were not!
I accept that some people put tyre life and good miles per gallon as top of their requirements list, but I value safety as top and that means structural stability and grip. (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2006 by ste1
Was pleased with performance of the Michelin Energy tyres but blow out has caused me to lose faith in this tyre. A tyre has had a blow out from the side wall at 19K miles. May have been due to some curbing but there were no signs of damage and no warning. Down to bauld patches in 19k miles and side walls appear to be perishing (within 4 years from new). It's a shame that Citroen specify that all other tyres are forbidden. (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2006 by MarkyM (4 reviews written)
Had the Michelin Energy supplied on a dealer demonstrator Citroen C3 (04) and have covered 27k miles with still 5mm depth (new tyres have 8mm) They must be good for economy as I've managed 82.5MPG in early morning trips to Manchester (200 miles each way) brimmed the tank before leaving and when I got back. Not that you can call me heavy footed when I drive this car (although I have a supercharged MX5 and Jaguar XK8 which I drive in a more 'meaningful' way :) (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2005 by C Lambert (3 reviews written)
This tyre does exactly what its name leads you to believe: save money on fuel costs. Michelin has designed the tyre to have low rolling resistance and the rubber compound is formulated to last longer which it does. Unfortunately (but as could be expected) both properties affect its grip, especially under wet conditions. The tyre is also noticeably noisier than the Pirelli P6 that I had on the car before. (read more)