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My 2014 Cruze was new last winter, and I immediately noticed that the stock tires I had were the worst I'd experienced in the snow. I had considered winter tires before, living in Michigan, but that was the final straw. I got a set of Michelin X-Ice, and couldn't have been happier. With our mild winter so far, I haven't bothered to switch them out, but I will get around to it.

While I was happy with the Michelins, I had no point of comparisons other than to say they're worlds better than all seasons. I found the car and driver article linked below pretty interesting. I think it's worth a read for anyone who is considering a set of winter rubber or might be on the fence. They seemed to like my choice, but the bottom line was that even the "wrong" winter tire was an improvement over even high-end all seasons.

Who else drives on Winters?

Winter-Tire Test: Six Top Brands Tested, Compared – Feature – Car and Driver
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Thought for the first time in my life, finally purchased a new car, the Cruze with first rate tires on it, for years, was 2 ply tires with 4 ply ratings whatever in the hail this means. Were Continentals, listed in tirerack.com, and with a 70K thread wear warranty. More BS, these tires had to replaced after just 38K miles of careful driving.

Then the darn things were slipping and sliding all over the place, I did talk to my good dealer about that thread wear warranty, said I would be in a battle the rest of my life, even the service manager couldn't do a darn thing with his own crappy OE equipped tires. Only way I could get up my driveway was to take a flying start, then spinning like crazy for the last few feet.

After doing some homework, 3K miles ago got Goodyear Comfortred tires, what a difference, just in the last couple of weeks, got an icy rain, and could creep up my driveway without slipping, and hopefully they will honor their thread wear warranty.

We had Dunlops on our old Cavalier, they lasted 90K miles, but my wife was blaming the Cruze for slipping and sliding, when it was the crappy tires Chevy put on them

Wonder the next time I purchase a new vehicle, if I can buy it without tires. Still putting crap on these, always did, and still are.
 

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This subject woke me up, just went out an added air to my tires, in the last day, our temperature dropped from 39*F to -9 below, and so did my tire pressures. Where's El Nino? Winds are coming directly from Siberia, can't be the North Pole, polar bears are sunbathing up there.
 
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