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Description:
H-speed rated with continuous wrapped nylon cap and belt edge strips. Asymmetrical tread design.

 
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Reviewed by:
jopi



Review Date
March 22, 2011

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 1 of 5

Value Rating
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Used product for
More than 1 year

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Review 1 of 58

Price Paid:  $21500.00 from Racicot Chrysler

Year / Model Reviewed:
2009 Caliber SXT

Strengths:
They have kept together....

Weaknesses:
They cupped before 20,000km (12,427mi).

Summary:
They all make a loud noise like the tires are loose. The dealership said they don't cover tires. Firestone says the Caliber causes them to cup and Chrysler says they are the tires. I still have them at 53,000km and they make a noise louder then ever. Either way it shows how good Chrysler products are and how they stand behind the products they put on their cars. DON'T BUY A CAR WITH FIRESTONE PRODUCTS ON IT!



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Reviewed by:
Daryl Bojarcik


Review Date
August 27, 2010

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Value Rating
 1 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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5.00 of 5, 11.00 votes

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Review 2 of 58

Price Paid:  $0.00 from MotorWorld

Year / Model Reviewed:
2007 Jeep Compass

Weaknesses:
The original Firestone Firehawk GTA tires wore out after 14,000 miles. I purchased 4 new Firestone Firehawk GTA tires and now after 15,000 miles the tires have worn out.

Summary:
Firestone need to make better tires. If a tire is warranted for 40,000 miles and wears out after only 15,000 miles brand new tires should be issued to the consumer free of charge. Firestone needs to stand behing their products.



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Reviewed by:
tomcar



Review Date
November 2, 2007

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Value Rating
 1 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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4.64 of 5, 11.00 votes

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Review 3 of 58

Price Paid:  $0.00 from Saturn of Madison

Year / Model Reviewed:
2003 Saturn Ion3

Strengths:
None, These tires are J-U-N-K !!!

Weaknesses:
Firestone!

Summary:
These tires became excessively noisy at 20k. At 40k you couldn't hear the person next to you or the radio. Cupping! Performance tires?



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Reviewed by:
gene



Review Date
November 11, 2006

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

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 1 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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5.00 of 5, 10.00 votes

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Review 4 of 58

Price Paid:  $14000.00 from saturn of larchmont

Year / Model Reviewed:
2004 saturn ion

Strengths:
None, Car companies should not put performance tires on economy cars

Weaknesses:
Noisy at 27000 miles unacceptable.

Summary:
I am so glad I have come across this review, I have taken my car back to the dealership twice for noisy tires at 27000 miles never believing it could be excessive tire wear. The dealer told me the tires had been cupped. No more Firestone tires.



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Reviewed by:
Joe Admire


Review Date
May 6, 2006

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 1 of 5

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Used product for
1 to 3 months

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Review 5 of 58

Price Paid:  $7500.00 from Koons of Manassas, M

Year / Model Reviewed:
2001 Ford Focus SE

Strengths:
NONE - Do not purchase this model of tires under any circumstances. If you're considering a used vehicle that has this model of tire, ask the dealer to replace the tires with better ones even if you have to pay extra for it.

Weaknesses:
Flimsy appearance (quite thin-looking, especially compared to the new Dunlops installed today)
Tendency to wear out too early
Requirement for very frequent rotation (according to other reviewers)

Summary:
This review concerns the factory-installed tires on the Ford Focus SE. I bought these tires (Firestone Firehawk) as part of the package on a low-mileage 2001 Ford Focus SE at the end of March, just over a month ago. From the moment I drove off the lot, I experienced a near-continuous "rattling" noise from the front. When I took the car to an independent source for a checkup, I was told that it might be the wheel bearings, which really worried me because those can be expensive to fix. However, when I took the car back to Koons today and they gave it another thorough once-over, they discovered that all four tires had become "cupped" with just over 27,000 miles on the vehicle (25,466 when I bought the car, and I had driven it for about 1600 miles since then). They replaced all four tires with new Dunlops - at no cost, thankfully, since tires are covered by the limited warranty on their used vehicles - and recommended that I rotate the tires at 6,000-mile intervals. It was when I got home and did some research that I discovered all the other complaints about this poorly-constructed tire model and its tendency to wear out early - AND the fact that Ford no longer uses Firestone tires on its vehicles due to the numerous and very serious quality issues. Had I known this earlier, I would have asked Koons to put new tires on the car right off the bat and saved unneccessary time and worry. This car is otherwise in excellent condition and has given me fine service, and I hope to get good service from it for years to come especially with the new Dunlops. It's a shame that a good vehicle like this one was saddled with such lame tires out of the factory.

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