I'm just about to get 2 new front tyres for my landcruiser after 65000 miles.. These tyres are a superb compromise. Excellent on the road, wet or dry. Excellent in standing water. Quite impressive off the road too. Combine Toyotas 4 wheel drive system with these, and I reckon you'd go almost anywhere another vehicle with A/Ts would go. Add to that the tyre wear which is also impressive. My rear tyres still have 5-6mm of tread left... The front is getting 2 new latitude cross' next week
I put a full set of these on my RAV4 - they outlasted the car! Ok, I only got 30,000 miles out of the car before it's gearbox blew, £3,000 or scrap it for trade in value against a new Tuscon. The saddest part was saying goodbye to the tyres. They had nearly 6mm left on them (I swapped them round regularly for even wair). Not once was I able to provoke the part time 4x4 system into action, even in heavy snow and rain. When I did off road they were brilliant. I was at a county show in a quagmire, had gone through the wrong entrance, and was told not to go further. It prevailed a sheer muddy bank traversing for half a mile - people just stood and stared. Everything else that followed had to be pulled out by tractor! Sorely tempted to put a set on my new Tuscan when the time comes.
I bought these to replace some ageing Bridgestone Duelers on my L200 2004. A bit of a gamble just going on mostly good reviews. The difference is night and day. I have a shed that's down a reasonably steep field. In even slightly wet conditions the Bridgestones would loose traction trying to get back up, the Michelins just drive straight out even in the appalling wet we've had recently. I was already pleased with them, today I needed to taxi a district nurse around North Cornwall in the chaos after "The beast from the East" and they performed brilliantly in heavy snow and sheet ice. Apart from being very slightly noisier than the Duelers for about £140 more for a set they are worth every penny. Absolutely excellent!