Written on: 14/12/2013 by Bruce123 (1 review written)
I bought these for all 4 wheels 6 months ago for £80 each, seemed reasonable for a major brand. At current rate of wear they should last for 30K miles, which I am happy with. I also did a quick test in wet and dry and breaking in a straight line it was OK. What's the problem with them then? Turning and cornering isn't safe. For example, when simply turning around a bend or overtaking a parked vehicle the car loses traction and 'slides' out. I then I have to compensate by turning the wheel... (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2013
Drive a bmw 118d f20. Rear wheel drive and 140bhp. I am poorly amazed by these tires lifespan! In less then 10 months and 20.000 Km, the front left tyre has run out of the external thread (really out! 0 mm of thread) while the right tyre still has some depth(not much, but surely more than 0mm). I'm not making fancy corners all day, and surely not all to the right side! I drive home-work-home so not much room for fancy driving. The reason why they are worn out is because they suck!! Bad... (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2012
They may be a reasonable tyre on dry roads but they give no warning at all before letting go when it is slippy. I was luck to get away with cosmetic damage after losing front end control at 5mph in the snow. That was simply turning the steering wheel with no breaking. My traction control was cutting in constantly when pulling off but when I replaced them with Vredestein HiTrac it didn't need to help out once. The road noise gets very loud when they wear down whereas other brands have not... (read more)
Written on: 19/12/2011
I am very shocked by some of the negative reviews of these tyres. They are great. They were fitted as standard to my Astra and I got just shy of 50,000 miles before needing to replace the front ones, rear tyres still had 8mm at this point. I drive about 35,000 miles a year on various types of road and these tyres cope well with them all very well. Today I drove on a very wet motorway and there was not even the slightest loss of grip. I have had better tyres in the snow, but they cope... (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2011
My wife has just worn out a front pair of Turanzas on her 2.2 CDTI Honda Civic and they have lasted no more than 18 months on a car that has done no more than 8,000 miles in that time. Really terrible tyre wear and given my other car is also a Honda Accord with the same engine I am getting over 20,000 miles from them and they are Michelin Pilot Sport 2's. So far the Civic has gon through 3 sets of tyres in the time the Accord has gone through 2 sets. Think I will pay the extra next time for... (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2011
I bought 4 new tyres 3 months ago, Bridgestone Turanza 205 / 55R16
and already one has a huge bulge on the side wall. I brought it back to the place i bought it in Galway, Fastfit tyres and i could not get any money back or even a new replacement tyre for it.
I am a very careful driver, and live in the countryside, so don't have any kerbs i could drive up onto or against. There are a few potholes, but i drive carefully.
Fastfit in Galway said they contact Bridgestone, but no refund, or... (read more)
Written on: 30/01/2011
nasty tyres, way too soft.
Twice have had innocent obejects punch the sidewall (things which shouldnt even make a mark really), never seen anything like it in 18 yrs driving. These tyres both got punctured within 1month of fitting. Sidewall rubber too soft, like eraser more. These tyres are bad. Totally useless. They might hold the road good because they are soft, but the wear quick, and frankly a total waste of money...
Written on: 26/12/2010
I have a large car Holden Commodore tyres fitted standard on new vehicle,just ready for replacement now at 93000klm realy good wearing tyres, but a bit slippery in the wet when getting low on tread. (read more)
Written on: 26/12/2010 by TGP (1 review written)
Came fitted to my civic,reasonable cormering but wear quickly,atrociously poor grip in the snow.I've driven all sorts of vehicles including rear wheel drive transits in snow and ice and with skill progress can usually be made in any vehicle especially something front wheel drive.These tyres make you look like a dick in the slightest dusting of snow. (read more)
Written on: 12/08/2010 by jeanlyon (8 reviews written)
Just changed to 4 new Bridgestone Turanza's after 30,000K. The roads round here are very bad, so I'm surprised they lasted as long as they did. The road handling is great and they are quiet on the road. My MPG is over 50 - it's a diesel car. (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2010
This Turanza tire came standard with my brand new Honda Civic 2006. All 4 tires were worn down completely to the warning bar after aprox. 28,000 KM (17,000 Miles). Absolute garbage Tires!!!! If I had an option to not put a star for any of the ratings in this review I simply would not. I only had to put a star as it is mandatory to complete this review. The replacement cost by Honda with the exact same tire was aprox. $250.00 for each tire not including tax, balancing, or installation. A... (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2010
At my last service all four tyres were replaced on my 2008 Prius. The fuel economy immediately dipped from 55mpg to 45mpg! High traction perhaps, and not what I expected a Toyota dealer to fit!!! (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2010 by Doctor Steve (1 review written)
Had a sidewall blowout on a front tyre after 5000 km! Classic conical failure pattern from excessive internal stress; definitely a manufacturing defect. Lost control of the car in icy conditions; back swung round and hit a lamp post but the car's as tough as old boots, so no worries. I had Potenzas on the back which I have now put on the front (Turanzas now on the back). I find that the Potenzas are poor at road holding on ice compared with the Turanzas but hopefully the thaw is on it's... (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2010
Road holding quite good. There are much better out there. Mine lasted 12000 miles. Hardly good value for money at £440.00GBP per set. Would I use them again.......DEFINITELY NOT. (read more)
Written on: 21/11/2009
I have the Bridgestone Turanza P205/5516 89H M+S on a brand new 2009 Corolla that I bought 13 months ago. I have 24K on the car, and the tires are shot. That's simply unacceptable to have to buy new tires on a new car before 40K.
I think this is simply a very poor quality product, and I'm shocked that Toyota allowed this garbage on their car.
Time to replace them much to my chagrin, and I feel stupid for not having researched the tires on a new car before I purchased it. (read more)
Written on: 14/05/2009
Bridgestone Turanza tyres hold road really well. I have a peugeot 307 when my drivers front tyre was due for renewal i swopped it with a cheap tyre the day after i went round a sharp corner and the car slid out 2 lanes that was enough for me i went out that afternoon and swopped that same tyre for another turnanza (the bloke thought i was mad at tyre shop) but the way it holds road it was worth every penny!!! (read more)
Written on: 06/05/2009
I have a 2008 Scion XB. 19k miles on the Turanza tires and the wear bars are showing. Called Bridgestone to complain and they blamed Toyota. Said they use a different spec compound on OEM tires for Toyota to meet CAFE, reduce the rolling resistance and give the driver a better ride. Not happy I have to replace my tires so soon. (read more)
Written on: 22/04/2009 by obwan (1 review written)
Had to change bridgestone turanza tyres after 17,000 miles on a new car, very conservative driving style, is this a BMW scam, you cant have normal tyres as there is no room anymore for a spare, so they can charge you for a set of run flats every year !!!!! cost ' 120 each at BMW garage !! crazy (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2009 by Devil Boy (1 review written)
Great tire, I have it on 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Ultimate Edition, I purchased it 7 months ago, the tire walked around 15 thousand kms. till this day.
the tire runs great, max speed with the tire was 176 k/m. the Bridgestone Turanzatire is hard on the road, when its raining the traction is a little bit bad. mostly its a good tire.
but I will not buy it again, I will return to my favorite tire Michelin (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2008 by coldstream 1927 (1 review written)
Changing back two after 49,000 miles, front changed earlier due to brake problems, superb tyre. (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2008 by mike pipe (1 review written)
235/60/16 ER 30 Bridgestone Turanza tyres on my Hyundai Tucson. After only 30K miles feathering started on the rear tires. Front tires rapid wear.
After only 40Kmiles I have to change them now. Front tires completely worn. The rear tires still enough meat but heavy feathering at the inside and noise, despite I am a calm driver.
Worst tires I ever had.
Expensive tires for the given quality. (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2008
The Bridgestone Turanza tyres on my Mazda CX-7 had no tread on them after 15000 km. This with normal driving. This is the worst tyre I have ever see in my 40 years of driving. (read more)
Written on: 14/06/2008 by PMH (1 review written)
I am no slouch when it comes to driving, I have a seat altea Sport 2.000cc PSg or as some call it DSG Gearbox A wolf in sheeps clothing quite a fast very responsive 5Door, Given many a boy racer a run for his money with the very good road holding ability very little noise on cornering a tyre that gives me confidence in all weather and road conditions, my last 6 cars have had these tyres if nott fitted as new I requested them, Never let me down yet .205/55 R16 91v. There are better tyres I... (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2008 by RAY2423 (2 reviews written)
The 205/55 16" is a tyre for people who wish to become Kamikaze drivers. If you want a thrill or are a rally driver, this is the tyre for you. Ask someone who has them fitted. I own a New MAZDA 6 they are factory fitted, MAZDA UK say there is no problem? I say Google and see what other people say! (read more)
Written on: 21/01/2008 by peter lubi (1 review written)
The time to replace the rubber on my Ford Focus 2ltr 16v came 2 years ago, and instantly improved the performance and comfort of the car, although not the cheapest tyre, its quality margin is greater. Than the higher price over standard tyre, required for its purchase. (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2008
For a medium-size Japanese car. I just changed old tires to be new Bridgestone Turanza AR10. Taxi drivers recommend them for me, so I choose them for my car. Safety is my first choice. The second concern is about the value. That's all. (read more)
Written on: 17/12/2007 by alldayglory (1 review written)
I am using the turanza ER60 185/60/14. A quiet tyre as compare to my previous tire. The immediate effect is being felt when the tire is installed. With this new tyre, I can confidently do cornering without any worries. (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2007 by Cole7 (7 reviews written)
This review is for the Turanza GR80 which served me well for the past 3 years. Tire wear is very good and I would say above average. Grip is also good both in wet and dry surface. The only thing that will prevent me from getting a new set when mine finally wears out is the cost. But otherwise the Turanza GR80 does it job. (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2007 by radford007 (1 review written)
Worst tyres for wear that I have had in 48 years of driving. (read more)
Written on: 04/11/2007 by jemcmahon (1 review written)
Overall, I had been pleased with the perforance of the Bridgestone Turanzas. However, they have not worn well and need to be replaced at 18,000 miles. I think I'll look for another brand. (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2007 by rkumar (1 review written)
Normally we do not ask about the quality of tires when buying a new car. I would suggest that new buyers of cars to do that, otherwise they will end up spending $1200 every 15000 miles to change the tires. (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2007 by kulla (1 review written)
Bought a new Holden Astra at end of Jan 2006 which was fitted with Bridgestone Turanza ER300 205/55R16 91H tyres. After 14 months two of the tyres developed sidewall bulges about the size of a 50cent piece. Quotes for replacement range from "recommended retail" in excess of $300 each, $280 each from a well-known tyre chain in Brisbane, to $209 from another Brisbane tyre chain. What goes on here?
I shall avoid Bridgestone products in future. (read more)
Written on: 22/03/2007 by congreco (1 review written)
I have a Celica GT '88 and the Turanza's ER300ch 195/55 r15 have an excellent handling on both dry and wet conditions in Greece were the roads are as slippery as ice (my older tires were Michelin's E3A which overheated the whole time! And Toyo's Proxys that it's tire wear was not 'solid' enough). They might be a bit expensive but i think they 're worth a try. About the noise, it's nothing compare to the Proxys. (read more)
Written on: 01/12/2006 by dark andrew (1 review written)
This review is for the ER300 Turanza. These tyres have a much better wear rate than the earlier ER30 but this comes at the expense of driver comfort (especially noise). I suppose it depends what you want from a tyre - personally I want a quiet and comfortable ride with safe and predictable handling, and don't object to buying a new set of tyres more often to achieve this. Unfortunately this tyre does none of the things that I want. It's not particularly comfortable, it's very noisy and... (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2006 by SCOTTEX (2 reviews written)
This is the first set of Bridgestones Turanza I have tried 215/55/16 93W. They are a hard compound tyre which means you get a low wear rate at the expense of road noise. As a low mileage driver I am not overly worried about wear rate but I cannot put up with the high road noise much longer and will be switching to Dunlop SP Sport 01 tyres as soon as funds allow. (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2004 by yibien (1 review written)
The Bridgestone Turanza 175/60R13 (Made in Thailand) handles well on both wet and dry surface in Malaysia. The tyre wears out surprisingly fast under normal driving conditions (70/30 split between highway and city driving). Quiet. (read more)
Written on: 23/12/2003 by Quikdoc (1 review written)
While I have had the Bridgestone Turanza's (225.55.16 LS-V)on my XJ8 for about 3 months, I have found them to be superior to the Michelin's and Pirelli's that preceeded them. This is true in both wet and dry conditions. (read more)
Written on: 25/11/2003 by tsport (2 reviews written)
I had these Bridgestone Turanza tyres fitted on my Corolla T-Sport when i bought it new from the dealer.
I had to have the front 2 replaced before I had done 7000 miles in the car!
The car has traction control on it so it wasnt wheelspin that caused it.
The dealer said that they have had to replace a lot of bridgestone tyres on Corollas, not only T-Sports.
I now have Dunlop tyres fitted. (read more)
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