New tires for 2004 XC-70

Discussion in 'Volvo C70' started by Hans C, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. Hans C

    Hans C Guest

    I purchased our 2004 XC-70 in the summer of 2003. It came with Pirelli
    Scorpion STR tires sized 215/65-16. They have ~35,000 miles on them. Two
    brands/tires were recommended:
    Michelin MXM4 and Nokian WR's.

    Can anyone provide any insight into these particular tires or others they
    feel strongly about?

    Hans C, Feb 9, 2007
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  2. Hans C

    Joerg Lorenz Guest

    Without any hesitation I would go for the Michelin. Michelin tyres are a
    premium brand and Nokians are low end low cost tyres. The reputation of
    Nokian in Europe (it is a Finish brand) is very low in the tyre sector.

    Joerg Lorenz, Feb 9, 2007
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  3. Hans C

    Hans C Guest

    Thank you

    Hans C, Feb 9, 2007
  4. Hans C

    Hans C Guest

    I forgot to ask. Are there other Michelins that you think are better than
    the MXM4? They have a tire called the Pilot Alpin PA2. Any experience with

    Hans C, Feb 9, 2007
  5. nothin' but Michelin's for me ...

    ~^ beancounter ~^, Feb 9, 2007
  6. Hans C

    Hans C Guest

    Any specific moels?

    Hans C, Feb 9, 2007
  7. Hans...I amways go to the local Discount tyre store
    and have them put on the best Michelin's they have
    avail...I think they put on a "x" series on my 00 s80t6...
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Feb 9, 2007
  8. Just pick a set with nice patterns so that the oil leakage from your engine
    will leave nice and acceptable patterns on your driveway and garage floor
    as you pass through it coming and going.

    Dale_Peterson, Feb 9, 2007
  9. Hans C

    Joerg Lorenz Guest

    It depends where you live. The range and the names vary from market to
    market. Got to the Michelin web-site in your country.

    Joerg Lorenz, Feb 10, 2007
  10. Hans C

    Jabber Guest

    I have a 1999 S70 and when I had to replace the tires (it came with
    Michelin MXV4s) I went to and did a comparo with several
    brands. I really didn't like the winter performance of the Michelins.
    I ended up with Bridgestone Turanza LS-Vs and they have been great! No
    getting stuck this winter. And they were cheaper than the Michelins.
    Check out the site and don't be afraid to try a new tire...

    Jordan 1999 S70 Loaded!
    Jabber, Feb 10, 2007
  11. Hans C

    ASF Guest

    Sounds like you had a bad experience with your car. Our wagon has performed
    quite well and has been pretty maintenance free.
    ASF, Feb 10, 2007
  12. I feel strongly about using Scorpions again. They are a great tire and
    last much longer than most Pirelli's and very long for an all season
    tire. I always used Michelin's before, but they never had the wet
    traction of Pirelli's and Pirelli's never had the wear of Michelin's.
    Now Pirelli has a tire with excellent traction and reasonable wear.
    Stephen Henning, Feb 10, 2007
  13. Hans C

    IDe Guest

    I found Michelin Exalto tyres to be exceptionally good on my S40.
    Considerable improvement in steering and all weather grip over the original

    I replaced them with the newer version Exalto II which seem similarly good
    and quieter running.


    IDe, Feb 15, 2007
  14. Hans C

    Roadie Guest

    Take a look at the Yokohama Geolander HT.
    Roadie, Feb 15, 2007
  15. What does this have to do with a 2004 XC-70? Everything is different
    except the valve stems.
    Stephen Henning, Feb 15, 2007
  16. Hans C

    IDe Guest

    Ah - you're right. I must have been thinking V70.

    Take my comment as an endorsement of Michelin?


    IDe, Feb 16, 2007
  17. Hans C

    John Horner Guest

    IMO Michelin tires are overpriced. I haven't used Nokians, so no
    opinion there.

    If you want to read lots of reviews from people who have your car and
    have tried various tires then go to This link should
    take you right to owner reviews for your model:
    John Horner, Feb 18, 2007
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