Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
I drive a 2017 Base Giulia with Sport Package/Rims and mine came with some kind of Bridgestone Terranza All-Weather tires that were the worst tires I've ever experienced on a car. Knew nothing of this tire when I first took possession of my slightly used car and, during a famous Florida rainstorm, immediately had issues with traction with speeds above 50 mph or so during especially wet conditions. Made it all of three weeks before I hydroplaned on I-95 and smashed the back end into a guardrail. Off to the shop it went and my research on this tire showed overwhelmingly poor results in wet or icy conditions with many proclaiming not to drive them in those conditions.
I get my ride back (shop did a phenomenal job during the 2 months they had it) and immediately install Pirelli PZero's (non run-flat). HUGE difference in performance. Overall, a great tire for traction in all conditions but they burned completely up in 10K miles.
So I drank the Kool-Aid and opted for the Michelin PS4's. First impression is they do feel just a bit harder than the Pirelli's, but I'm looking to get better than 10K out of 'em so this is why I spent the extra money. Only had them a few weeks or so and I've already taken my first road trip. Drove down to Cocoa Beach from Jacksonville and back (usually a 2+ hour trip). Made it back in 90 minutes flat. I was averaging triple-digit speed most of the drive back and the traction and control was every bit as good as folks rave about. Overall, the claims seem to be true. Next is to find out what kind of mileage I get out of 'em!