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Saturday, March 12, 2011

REVIEW: Michelin Pilot Sport 3 (PS3)

Michelin Pilot Sport 3 PS3

In this blog entry, I'm reviewing the Michelin Pilot Sport 3 (PS3).  Before I begin my review, I'd like to show you ratings of the tyres from UK: tyrereview. This is THE BEST SUMMER HIGH PERFORMANCE TYRE.

The Michelin Pilot Sport 3 PS3 is a Max Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Cars. Below is data from 36 tyre reviews averaging 91% over 251,000 miles driven.SOURCE:


Michelin Pilot Sport 3 PS3 
Dry Grip

Wet Grip

Road Feedback




Buy again


Here's my review:


It's been 10000km since my dad Changed the front tyres into Michelin Pilot Sport 3 (PS3).  Previously, the Civic FD2's came FACTORY FITTED with Michelin Pilot Preceda 1.  The latter's a very NOISY tyre, so-so at wet handling and very good in Dry Handling.  The wear's even. Comfort: a bit bumpy at times.

Now for the Michelin Pilot Sport 3 (PS3), the tyre is MUCH MUCH Quieter, the Wet Grip's EXCELLENT, The Dry Handling is also EXCELLENT.  Again, the wear's even.  High speed stability's excellent.  Comfort EXCELLENT, note that the Civic FD2's running on low profile 215/45R17.

Would I recommend this tyre.  A RESOUNDING YES!  It's voted the BEST TYRE in Autoworld forum and is the most Active thread @ 1496 posts and counting.  I dare to say it's ON PAR with the more expensive Toyo T1R.

Before I go, here's a parting video from Autocar India.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:07 PM

    I just gotten a new set of the newest PS3. I agree with your praises to an extent but not completely.
    I driven a similar car (my brother's. His with Continental Sport Contact 5 and I do feel his tyres are better than mine in certain areas! Noise and bumpiness are the most critical areas where normal road users will encounter for everyday driving which I feel the CSC3 to be more refined.
    High speed stability seem pretty much the same.

    To me, its a matter of preference between the two. Overall for the selling price, I wished I taken the CSC3 instead for those long distance trips!!!