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2012 EX - best tyres?
« on: February 08, 2018, 10:57:45 AM »
Any suggestions for 'best' 16" tyres for a 2012 EX Jazz please?

I wouldn't say 'money's no object' but it is an 'investment' that should last another 5-6 years at a guess.

We only do 2-3000 miles a year. It's tracking out from new that's done for the fronts.

I like quiet - but obviously, grip and longevity too. It's still on the original Dunlops but my previous EX was on Bridgestone Potenzas.


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Re: 2012 EX - best tyres?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2018, 12:12:11 PM »
http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyres_For/Honda/Jazz.htm

Remember seeing this review site a year or so back. I just replaced mine with the same - Dunlop SP2030s - but they are not the most long lived tyres. Toyo Proxes seem to get a good press in this list but others also speak highly of Michelin Energy Savers in terms of longevity.

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Re: 2012 EX - best tyres?
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018, 12:53:30 PM »
At 2-3000 miles a year, I would buy the cheapest tyres you can find that have some semblance of grip. Or sell teh car and use taxis:-)

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Re: 2012 EX - best tyres?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 02:31:09 PM »
When I was looking for replacement tyres for my 2010 EX there was little choice and due to the 16inch wheel 'B' expensive. The car came with Perellis and although they had about 5/6 mm tread they were diabolical.
I bit the bullet and bought Michelins at 104 a corner. Three and a half years on still got between 5/6 mm tread after about 18,000 miles. Still cope with the man hole covers on the bends tween Fraddon and the Grampound Road B3275 where good ol BT have put the covers in groups of four right on the bends where the nearside tyres run. The Pirellis used to really hop skip and jump on these covers.
If you go for cheaper ones may I suggest you look on the tyre companies charts and they usually give comparisons with wet grip/ fuel economy and noise.. Wet grip is important so if you can find a budget tyre with a good A/B/C in wet grip then they might be worth considering.
Incidentally, looking at an ad for a Citroen C3 with 16inch wheels reckoned replacement tyres were 160 a corner. The tyres on the Citroen are 195/55 x16 not 185/55x16 as the Jazz

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Re: 2012 EX - best tyres?
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2018, 02:39:08 PM »
Funnily enough I've just 'discovered' the Michelins. Which did you get, the Primacy 3 or Alpin, both around the 105 mark?

There's also the Continental Contipremium Contact, Dunlop Sport Blue Response and Bridgestone Turanza, all around the 60-65 mark.

Only do around 2-3k in the Jazz as we also have two MX5's, so the annual mileage gets shared across them all.

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Re: 2012 EX - best tyres?
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2018, 03:06:23 PM »
Always buy the best premium brand tyres you can afford - the rubber is the only contact between you & the road , hunt down a bargain on:
mytyres.co.uk
blackcircles.com
and
camskill.co.uk
Then go to your local tyre depot ask them to match the .

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Re: 2012 EX - best tyres?
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2018, 03:39:52 PM »
Agreed - you can get some pretty good prices on line.

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Re: 2012 EX - best tyres?
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2018, 05:17:36 PM »
This is the year (before i take winters off wifes GE) that I will get some 15" alloys (plenty of choice at mytyres.co.uk at around 50 to 70)  for it and fit 175/65 R15 tyres - much cheaper and loads more choice + the car has a better ride.

The 'diamond cut' 16" alloys on her Jazz need  refurbishment anyway and that will cost more than new 15" alloys from mytyres.

Whoever decided to fit the awkward 185/55 R16 tyres to the Jazz must have been smoking something illegal, they make the ride harsh, make rims more exposed to pothole damage and cost pretty much twice as much as the equivalent 15" and although they do make steering feel a little sharper its not exactly sluggish with 15".
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Re: 2012 EX - best tyres?
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2018, 05:53:34 PM »
I favour the Michelin Energy Savers in terms of longevity and grip. On our previous VW Golf, we did 60,000 from new on them and then replaced them which was unfortunate because a couple of week later we traded it in for another VW.

I am anti VW now because of the emissions scandal and hence why we have moved back to petrol and the remarkable little Jazz. Not the same as a Golf but it suits our needs.

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Re: 2012 EX - best tyres?
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2018, 04:23:20 PM »
My Michelins are Energy Savers

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Re: 2012 EX - best tyres?
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2018, 06:28:21 PM »
I went for the Vredestein Quatrac 5 as they seemed to get reasonable reviews and were of the all season type, ie almost as good as a full winter tyre, and not too bad summer. Saves the expense and hassle of swapping tyres to react to temperatures above / below 7 c.

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Re: 2012 EX - best tyres?
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2018, 07:43:08 PM »
I'm leaning towards the Michelin Energy Saver +. Gets good reviews on low roll reistance, low noise levels but good all-round grip, wet and dry. Seems it has to be the + to get the EX size though.

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Re: 2012 EX - best tyres?
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2018, 08:29:20 PM »
I'm leaning towards the Michelin Energy Saver +. Gets good reviews on low roll reistance, low noise levels but good all-round grip, wet and dry. Seems it has to be the + to get the EX size though.

I used to get Michelin mainly due to large annual (around 30k) mileage I did, they do last well, but they are not the grippiest or quietest tyre any more.  I went for Avon ZV7 on the Civic last time and very happy with noise, grip and steering response. I will be fitting 15" rims to Jazz this year for better ride and much, much cheaper tyres available (check out cost of 175/65R15 Michelin ES+ compared to 185/55R16 size) - will be able to get Avon ZT5 for 15" rims at 55 fully fitted (ATS Euromaster).  The 15" rims and deeper tyres make potholes easier on your rims and unless you drive round bends fast you never notice the stiffer sidewalls on the shallower 185 tyres (but you do notice more comfortable ride from 65 profile 15" tyres).

We have dedicated winter and summer tyres - the steel wheels in winter save your alloys from corrosion from salt and potential damage from skids on ice into kerb - all season may be best choice if you keep same wheels all year round.
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Re: 2012 EX - best tyres?
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2018, 10:20:49 PM »
Agrees with John A- all Seasons are best. As many of you know, I use Nexen N'Priz/ N'BLUE 4s. Done around 20k miles still have 4mm left. You only need to use it once in the snow and you know how useful they are! Excellent value too. Get them from eBay and get your mechanic to fit them.

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Re: 2012 EX - best tyres?
« Reply #14 on: February 10, 2018, 09:39:26 PM »
I like quiet - but obviously, grip and longevity too. It's still on the original Dunlops.....

Our 2009 Jazz EX came with Dunlops and they coped well with the very cold winters of 2009 and 2010, downside being they didn't last very long.  However with your mileage that's not an issue - indeed there's a school of thought that tyres should be changes when 6yrs old anyway.

So if you've been happy with the Dunlops I'd be minded to replace like for like

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