Finally, after 45,000 miles I got to replace the Pirelli P6 tires on my\n2004 Volvo V70 2.5T. There was probably 15,000 miles left, but a\nsidewall bubble forced the issue. Those tires were harsh riding and\nnoisy from the day I got the car in 2004 and regular balancing and\nrotation did nothing to improve things. In fact they got worse as time\nwent on. I'm glad to say good riddance.\n\nThe replacement tire, a Yokohama AS430 is a complete contrast. They\nare smooth riding, quiet, stable and offer just as much directional and\nstopping control.\n\nWhy Volvo (and Ford) chose the Pirelli P6 for so many cars is beyond me.