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After going through the OEM Michelin MVX4s and a set of Bridgestone Turanza Revos, I'm leaning toward purchasing the more expensive Nokian WRs for my 99 Passat. I'd like owner feedback on the Nokian WRs.

If you have owned a set for a while, at least 10-20K miles, I'd appreciate a Post reply.

1) Are you Happy? How do they compare to the OEMs?
2) How Many Miles are on them?
3) How is the Thread holding up?
 

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1) They have good traction in the snow and wet. But they are loud as hell. Just driving straight its very noticible, turning sounds like you are operating a blender. You can even clearly hear them if you run over painted lines in the road!!! Cornering sucks. They are so expensive and I don't know if they were worth it.
2) 10K
3) Well, like 7/16 left i believe
 

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eDerzawiec said:
Nokian WRs for my 99 Passat. I'd like owner feedback on the Nokian WRs.

If you have owned a set for a while, at least 10-20K miles, I'd appreciate a Post reply.

1) Are you Happy? How do they compare to the OEMs?
2) How Many Miles are on them?
3) How is the Thread holding up?
OK, I've had mine on for a season.

1) Yes, I am very happy with them. I'm the 2nd owner of the car, so can't compare with OEMs (took Kelly Navigators off and did a Plus One upgrade for winter). For the amazing traction in the snow, they are surprizingly good on dry pavement. (Hint: Use the sugggested inflation levels for cruising "above 100 mph" from the gas filler door.) That said, Kuhmo MXs are the summer shoes.

2) Got maybe 10K on them.

3) Tread seems to be doing fine.

4) As for noise, I don't find them very different from the Kuhmos. Actually less noisy than the 1/2 worn Potenza 950 rubber on the Audi...

3) Tread is doing fine. Can't go wrong with a 50K warranty.

If you aren't aggressive (or exceptioinally picky), these are the first tire that I would consider using year 'round if you get much snow.
 

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I appreciate the posts. I was torn between the Nokian WR and the Bridgestone Turanza LS. I thought I'd try something new and had the WRs installed a few days ago.

They are noisier than the Revos I replaced, but not annoying. At high speeds there is a slight "whine". Cornering and ride comfort might be a tad worse, but I need to experiment with the tire pressure (Thanks 2KT for the suggestion). Gas mileage is the same.

I have 30 days to decide, but at the moment, I'm willing to live with the aforementioned shortcomings to see how they handle the snow, particularly after 20K wears down the thread a little. The Revos and Michelins both lost too much thread to be effective in the snow after 20K

If anyone is interested, Web prices for both were about the same ($98-100 each). I went with a local dealer to get the 30-day trial and free lifetime rotations for about $12 more.
 
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