A noticeable difference over my previous tyres. Improved road noise, good handling in both dry and wet conditions, a lot smoother on the road. Also improved the response felt at the steering wheel.
So far I've covered 8,000 miles and they are wearing very well.
Overall very happy.
These work really well in the wet and the jag corners brilliantly on them even though it's a heavy estate. I get about 19 / 20000 out of a front set. The inner edges go well before the width of the tread, the front end is set up correctly (had it checked) and camber isn't adjustable I'm told. But at 20,000 miles I can't really complain. Noise is fine, no complaints. They have a higher rolling resistance but are better in the wet I think than the other Avon alternative, and I'd rather have wet and braking performance than fuel consumption. My car originally had Pirreli P4's I think, these Avon's are just as good or better, certainly no worse and a bit cheaper.
Fitted to my Proton Satria GTi these tyres are ok but in my opinion they should be classed as a mid-range tyre and not a premium.
Tread wear resembles that of a mid range tyre mine lasted roughly 15000 under normal driving conditions and wore evenly but I didn't find that they had great levels of grip in dry weather when pushed slightly. Wet weather performance was terrible! Kind of point and hope... also quite a noisy tyre.
I also had an issue with these directional tyres pulling the car very slightly left when going in a straight line however after having the tracking and 4 wheel alignment checked and re checked and eventually moving to asymmetrical pattern the car drove straight and true... very odd.
For me its a no brainer, either "Invest" that little bit more for something like a Goodyear etc etc to get the performance, safety and longer lasting tread or pay less for something like a Toyo or a Kumho that are far more grippy and last about the wear about the same tread wise.
Smoother ride. Better braking.
Better braking noticed immediately. Smoother to drive.