My Clio 172 has gone through the contis (front only) after just 8,000 miles - I wish i was wheel spinning but i wasnt !!! Honest !!
got some advice on here to get some BF Goodrich Profiler "g" and just wanted to say thanks to the people who gave me the advice.
Excellent tyre which in my opinion give a marginally harder ride but hardly noticeable really. Also ... the outside wall actually protects the rim of the 172 alloy by "jutting" out in line with it - where the contis on the 172 sit inwards of the rim and can leave the wheel open to "kerbing"
I live in the country side and drive to london every week and Ive noticed a huge difference in the water dispersion on the goodrich and the control is so much better and the tyres seem to cut through water at 30 & 40 mph far better than with a new set of contis on the front.
I was also told to run the goodrich bfs in for 50 miles and I wont be changing for any other tyres except this brand for 172.
Excellent tyres and thanks to you guys for the advice.
Only a final note - the contis reminded me of yokos on my old mk 2 golf gti - really soft and good grip but dont last long!
Dont know if the above info helps anyone else but in my experience the change was worth it and it didnt cost a lot either @ £120 for two tyres, balanced, valves and fitted inc vat.
Pete - West Sussex