Written on: 19/10/2012
Bought a Volvo V50 2.4 D5 which had 4 new Pirelli P6000 (unfortunately). Size 205/50 17. Wet grip is very poor and the tyres cannot handle the power. Even my old car with a much less powerfull engine had grip problems in the wet. Unfortunately even that one had P6000. So in the wet I would say they are very poor under acceleration, breaking and in corners. In the dry they are half decent. Reasonably quite, decent comfort and feel. Tyre wear seams good. Will definitely go back to... (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2012
I'm a low mileage user, so although I've had the tyres for 4 years there is still 4mm of tread left. They've travelled 12000 miles from new. But at my MoT inspection today the tester pointed out cracking running all the way around the sidewalls of both P6000 tyres. Not a fail, but advised to keep a close eye on it. I've got cheaper Firestones on the rear wheels, and they're doing fine. (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2012
Bought these in a hurry after a puncture destroyed another tyre. I drive a Honda FRV diesel people carrier. The car had Uniroyals on the front and P6000 were fitted on the rear. Dry grip is about average but wet grip is shockingly poor as I found out when the rear end broke away going round a roundabout at moderate speed. Basically, these tyres slip and slide on anything even mildly moist and are just short of lethal when road conditions are at all greasy. Adding insult to injury, they also... (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2011
I have these p6000 pirelli's fitted to my car and they are fine in the dry; reasonably grippy, hard wearing, maybe a bit too much tyre roar but overall they are OK. However, the fun starts in anything other than bone dry conditions! These tyres have no grip at all on damp/greasy/wet/frosty or cold road surfaces, I would say they are borderline dangerous in the wet. I drive an average family car (diesel saloon), not a sports car, and it is still very easy to break traction and wheelspin... (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2010
I have done 26000 miles on the front tyres and they still do not need replacing. The bulk of my driving is not on motorways. (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2010 by ernie77 (1 review written)
Tecently returned to the Pirellis following Goodyear and Dunlop on the same and very similar cars. At £65 fitted from a local garage they are little more expensive than the 'budget'tyres and significantly better than those mentioned earlier.
No confidence issues, although they do wear a little quicker than others I've used. At the right price, there is little better. (read more)
Written on: 28/02/2010
Even at 40 mph on the M25 in heavy rain the car was aquaplaning so bad I had to slow to 20mph. Now fitted Goodyear F1 and have never had a problem. Will never buy a pirelli again.they are no better than a budget tyre. (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2010
My advice would be to avoid these tyres like the plague. They are absolutley rubbish in wet slushy snow. I have them on my saab and despite being a front wheel drive was unable to move the car for 3 weeks even a slight amount if ice or snow is impossible. Every one of my neighbours were able to get their cars moving. Cant wait to replace them. (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2010
Decent tyres - best priced premium tyres. Picked these up off Blackcircles.com online - cheapest by far - and local fitter said that these tyres were good value.
They grip the road well, even when pushed. Not the best looking tyre - but when you are throwing your car into a corner you want performance not looks.
will be back for another set of these when they are due for replacement. (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2010
anyone who owns a mercedes should know these are the best tyres for performance, handling and price. my car is twenty two year old, rear wheel drive, automatic and i have owned her for nine years so ive tried out other tyres and found there is no comparison. its not just my car, my father-in-law owns a top of the range S class and guess what tyres he uses???????? (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2009
My wife has them fitted to her BMW and told me that she was very nervous about them as she wasn't at all happy with their roadholding. As the tyres were fairly new, I thought that it must have been down to road conditions, or dare I say it, bad driving. But I used her car last week and skidded heavily in a roundabout, on a dry surface. Very dangerous in my view and I'm arranging for the tyres to be changed immediately (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2009
Bought two new P6000 (225/45/17/91Y) last November. 13000 miles and need to be replaced. Don't like them for noise. My last Volvo (205/55 R16 91w)had Michelin Pilot Primacy HP's and were far superior. Particularly regarding road noise. So I will be replacing all four with new Michelin's very soon. I wouldn't advise anyone to buy these Pirelli's. (read more)
Written on: 10/10/2009
I have run these tires for the last 2 years, they generally cost more but I think that they are better than both Dunlop SP300E and Michelin Primacy.
However the technology in this tire is old, 1995, and Pirelli don't even mention them on thier website. My P6000's lasted approximately 20,000 miles and there was 3mm of tread left. I think that this is reasonable given that they have a relatively low treadware index at 180. The tires are rather noisey which is probably due to the rather stiff... (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2009
I've driven 32000 miles with these on the front of my Skoda Superb diesel. Many of my miles have been on the motorway. They are not as good in the wet as they are in the dry, but I've never felt like I was in trouble. They've just passed the MOT, although they warned me that they will soon need replacing. Not bad though! I'm replacing them with a new set of P6000s, of course - from Black Circles on an offer of £68 each. (read more)
Written on: 07/10/2009
I have these tyres on my focus and i do not drive hard ,brake hard ,i had mine since jan 2009 16000 miles approx done to date and they are worn pout rotton , went back to the salesman to tell him and he couldnt be bothered . DONT BUY PIRELLI 6000 THEY ARE RUBBISH!!!waste of money i advise stay away from them. (read more)
Written on: 01/07/2009 by achristo (1 review written)
I drove many cars for 30K Miles per year...always hard, I don't do school runs or weekends.
Latest 2 cars were front wheel drive, tuned Fiat Marea at 235 BHP and Tuned Skoda Octavia VRs at 270 BHp.
I ran Goodyear (OK), Toyo (humm OK) etc always looking for good grip and a comfortable drive espcially with the skoda that drives like a brick on stilts in an echo chamber.
The Skoda was so bad and understeering like a real pig so I even bought SMALLER wheels to be able to go back to... (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2009 by smmg
I have two Pirelli P6000 tyres on the rear of my VW Golf mk4, and I drive this car for about 3 weeks. I drive smoothly, but already had the feeling that these tyres may not have such a good grip on dry weather. Yesterday I was absolutely sure that I must replace them urgently. With just a few drops of rain, cornering at about 10-15km/h, I found myself perpendicular to the road. When trying to get back to the correct position, the rear tyres just slided and turned me perpendicular again, this... (read more)
Written on: 22/04/2009
Pirelli P6000 provided good grip in a variety of conditions and continued to grip well right up to the wear blocks. I drive nearly 2000 miles each week and spend much time in Europe at high speeds so give tires a battering these tires lasted 18,000 miles on the front which is good and better than Dunlop SP which I had before 12,000 miles. Have now put on Michelin to see if I can get an improved life (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2008
I have the Pirelli P6000 tyres on the back of my BMW 740 and I drive the car hard especially as I like to get the back out a bit.
These tyres last me at least 20k which I think is plenty for this type of driving style. (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2008 by bapowley (4 reviews written)
My P6000's are fine. At 16,500 miles on a Honda Accord they have been safety checked by Honda as 5 out of 8, likely replacement is at about 25,000 miles - could be the way you drive? (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2008
My Jaguar X type has a full set on it and they are great! I do 600 miles in 2 days every week and only check that the pressure is right once a month! (It never drops by more than 1 psi). I've never had anything go wrong with the tires only a ripped tire wall from avioding a BMW in a carpark! The rubber is soft but that is why they have high levels of grip. (read more)
Written on: 11/08/2008
I had the Pirelli P6000 on an SLK230 the inner side walls began to bulge one after the other. I changed them for Bridgestones, no problem with these. I then had a Saab Aero convertable with these same tyres fitted. Low and behold, I had the same problem. The tyres were fairly young with plenty of tread too.
Anyway I complained bitterly to my garage and asked them if they would pass on a formal complaint. They said Pirelli would probably not respond. So far they haven't. I now refuse to ever... (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2008 by ddblack92 (1 review written)
The Pirelli P6000 must be the worst tyre for wet weather grip I have driven on in over 30 years. Wet weather grip is diabolical, even at low speeds, such as when negotiating roundabouts and T junctions. Damp surfaces have the car slithering around dangerously, and wheelspinning when pulling away even cautiously. (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2008
We hired a new VOLVO with 1200 k, when we got back after another 600k Hertz wanted to charge us 250 Euro for a tyre due to it having a small bubble in the tyre wall. They said we hit a kurb, this was untrue, unavoidable potholes maybe. It was that or have a head-on smash on Ireland west coast roads. Kurb rash is common on tyres, go and look in the carpark of any shopping center. You will notice all the tyres that have rash but no bubbles. They know the tyres are sub standard, this has never... (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2008 by bolo
For having such a good name (Pirelli) I trusted that I was getting a great set of tyres, after only 12 months and only 8k miles, drivers side front punctured through wear and passenger side wall is about to go! (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2008 by Mr Jelly (2 reviews written)
I have used Pirelli P6000's on several cars, including a Mazda RX8 and now a Jaguar Sovereign. I would always use them in preference to other makes (I have PRZero's on my FR Leon and they are also superb even in snow!) Having purchased the Jaguar tyres (large and expensive anyway!) at a time when Quickfit were offering 4 for the price of 3 I was able to bring the cost down to a pretty average price for, what I think are, above average tyres. (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2008 by Nephilem (1 review written)
I had these tyres on my Mondeo. They are the cheapest 'high performance' tyres in my country and they lasted surprisingly long: rears were at 110K kilometres and 6 years old when i replaced them. yes I count zeros correctly. fronts lasted 70k. My driving style is calm but tyres see 20 kilometres of action every day when I am going to school. (tyres even passed their speed limits twice)
Dry grip was good, but it get a little bad after 50k which is normal.
I can't say the same for its wet... (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2007 by juliomr100
they had very good handling, but since I got through the 5k km, they just don't stick to the asphalt. They skid when cornering, when starting and stopping. And if you try to run on wet asphalt....., please, don't. (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2007 by olegstar (1 review written)
I already had these on the car I bought and they looked fairly new when I had the car. I since drove 7,000 miles and they are under limit now. I don't know how much they cost but from the other reviews looks like not cheap and wear very quickly so bad value for money overall, although the car is GLUED to the road. Note that I'm a taxi driver with all the associated hard driving, so they do get some heavy use, if not abuse - still I think I will choose something else now that it's time to... (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2007 by gezc (1 review written)
I have Pirelli P6000's fitted to my Alfa Romeo 156SW and they provide excellent performance. I drive the car pretty hard and got 12k miles off the front tires - which was a little disappointing (remember this is a front wheel drive car and those tyres grip all the power as well as steer the car). However I expect to get 25-30K off the rear. (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2006 by BULI (1 review written)
I bought same tyres as always Pirelli P6000 for my Audi A4 with these tyres on M4 I was speeding easily 120 MPH (Please do not try this speed) I was only checking my tyres which it was excellent. PIRELLI P6000 (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2006 by roadrunner2
Three Pirelli P6000 tyres were excessively worn (1 MOT failure, 2 advisory) after just 12.5K miles from new on my Jaguar X-TYPE 2.5 SE after just 3 years usage and mainly motorway usage! Never have I experienced this when driving on Michellin or Continental tyres. Very expensive to replace this often, would normally expect AT LEAST twice this milage. (read more)
Written on: 19/12/2005 by gcp (1 review written)
I have replaced two Pirelli P6000's on my Audi Turbo due to sidewall damage. I have also had to rebalance the tyres twice due to excessive vibration above 60km/h.
I have not experienced these sort of problems with Yokohama dB's. (read more)
Written on: 03/12/2005 by castella666 (1 review written)
Very unhappy with my Pirelli P6000s! One of the tyres got hit lightly and ever since the car and steering wheel shake from 80-100 km/h. After balancing twice problem remains only in the steering wheel. Very sensitive to different road surfaces. When I am braking at 80 km/h on an unstable surface the car slides/loses control. I will never buy Pirellis again! If you own a BMW avoid these tyres at all costs! (read more)
Written on: 04/08/2005 by richard44 (1 review written)
I have 225/45R17 Pirelli P6000's on 8Jx17" wheels on my BMW 320D SE Touring and whilst they perform OK wet and dry they are tiringly noisy and give a hard ride with a little too much road feedback at times on poor roads. Can anyone help me with their own experience of replacing these with a quieter softer tyre please? I just do not need ultimate handling but I do like ultimate quietness and smoothness! Thanks. Richard. (read more)
Written on: 02/07/2005 by juanmfraga (1 review written)
I have changed two Pirelli P6000 R14, on a Corsa but because they have pinched on their lateral faces after a small bump or a pot hole. I didn't have the same problems with other tires such as Euskadi, Continental and Goodyear. The Pirelli tire is P6000 R14 185/60 82 H M+S. (read more)
Written on: 12/07/2004 by minister of heresy
I bought the Pirelli P6000s to replace the old Hankooks on the front wheels of my Vauxhall Cavalier when I bought it.
Road noise wasn't significantly different, and neither was the grip in the dry... when it rained however, it was a different story.
I spun my car twice, on 2 seperate occasions, on 2 different roundabouts, in the wet, at relatively low speed, and had a few nervous moments on some not-very-sharp corners. They're also more prone to wheelspin.
I recently rotated the Hankooks... (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2004 by Pete7777 (1 review written)
I had two Pirelli P6000 tyres fitted to my Opel Vectra. They were Ok at first but after 4000 miles I had problems with vibration through the steering. I have since had them rebalanced another 2 times over the following 5000 miles and although the vibration improved, it never went away. Prematurely at 10,000 miles they thankfully need replacing. I will be getting some Continental Contact Sport after reading these reviews. (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2003 by pigmeat2000 (17 reviews written)
I had a complete set of Pirelli P6000 tyres fitted to my Mondeo 2.5 V6. I had problems with vibrations on the car from the moment I left the Kwik-Fit workshop but was unable to go back and have the wheels rebalanced immediately. Kwik-Fit rebalanced the wheels a total of 4 times over the following 5 weeks and although the vibrations improved, they never went away. Eventually the problem was diagnosed as tres out-of-shape. Kwik-Fit offered to replace these tyres with another brand which... (read more)
Written on: 22/10/2003 by pigmeat2000 (17 reviews written)
Just bought a full set of 205 55 17W for my Mondeo 2.5 Ghia X. This car originally had Continentals as original equipment but they were significantly more expensive than the Pirellis when it came time to replace them. On relection I wish I'd bought the Continentals again because I'm dissapointed with the P6000s. These P6000s are impossible to balance. The tyre supplier has had 3 goes using different machines and they're still giving vibrations. The problem is that the vibration appears... (read more)