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Old 06 Nov 2011, 01:46 am
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Default Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 or Michelin XIce Xi2?


I live in Toronto. I commute about 25-30K per year. I have a brand new 2012 Honda Civic LX 4 Dr. My tires are 195/65/15.

I'm torn between two kinds of Winter Tires.

Both are highly recommended:

At Costco, I'll be paying: $820 for the Blizzak or $856 for XICE - both include the price of Rims. So the price difference is a non-issue.

My Honda Dealer says the Blizzak are better. The guy at Costco says the XIce are better.

What do you think?
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Old 06 Nov 2011, 01:01 am
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I have had both brand named tires and both are excellent. if I had to choose one without consideration of money, I would by Michelin, but generally I always by Bridgestone tires.
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Old 06 Nov 2011, 01:16 am
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ive used to purchase my tires. tirerack is quoting $492 for tires. plus tax and 15$ per tire installation.

according to this, blizzak are better. ive never heard a bad review about these tires

i never go to sams club/costco or the dealer.
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Old 06 Nov 2011, 01:31 am
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We have Blizzaks for my wife's 2002 Prius and X-ice for mine. I really can't tell the difference in the way they handle.
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Old 06 Nov 2011, 01:46 am
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Depends on how you define "better" since each is better at different things. Perhaps this will help.

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