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I've just bought a V40, (1.8SE) and need to get a couple of new front tyres.

Are there any particular ones that current owners could recommend, and any ones to avoid.

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My company cars always have Michelins fitted (it is company policy for some reason) and they certainly do last better than most.

For UK weather & road conditions I have seen excellent reviews on the Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3 tyre.

I am a fan of Goodyears and plan to fit these when the tyres that the previous owner of my V40 had fitted do wear out. Haven't had GSD3s but can vouch for Goodyear's capabilities in the wet through countless other cars I have owned.

Few tyres are perfect in all conditions so I tend to make performance in the wet the most important buying factor - this is Blighty, after all!
 

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Anyone got any experience with low noise tyres? I found several versions on the Web, particularly fro Michelin, but dealers (both Volvo and tyre specialists) don't seem to know too much about them.

Has anyone installed this variety and experienced noticeable reduction in tyre/road noise?

Any recommendations much appreciated -

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Ive had both Pirelli P-zero and p6000s on my car and the tyre noise was terrible. So bad in fact that when I got the car I replaced all four wheel bearings(after changing the p-zeros for P6000s). Once I fitted Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3s the noise dissapeared and the grip the car gained is amazing. In fact it grips much better in the wet than the p-zeros ever did in the dry even, the P6000 were just scary on my T4 and didnt grip at all.

Im so happy with them that they will be going onto our new Audi when the P-zero Rossis have worn out. The wear isnt to bad either , Im getting about 12-15k out of a set of tyres if I rotate them and they have a very hard life on my car.
 
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