Edelman wrote:After two sets of the OEM tires that lasted around 12,000 miles each I've just about worn out my Michelin Primacy MXV4s after 25,000 miles. I enjoy tossing the Leaf around in the corners and am wondering if anyone has run the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 and if so what they thought of them.
My wife's Lexus IS250 just got Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3. Awesome tire. Handling is great. Noise is only noticeable on bigger road bumps but strangely enough, quieter on the smaller bumps and on the concrete grooves on the highway here in California. Haven't had a chance to try in rain but is highly rated on Tire Rack. The ride on IS250 is fairly stiff already but these tires softens the ride a little. The review on Tire Rack have this Michelin behaves more like a summer tire instead of ultra high performance (UHP) all season tire.
Motor Trend magazine has a video on Youtube showing that Nissan Leaf's performance can be enhanced by changing the type of tires.
My main concern with this type of tire is loss of range since UHP tires would have more grip on the road.
I still have the original tire on LEAF but looking at Continental PureContact with Ecoplus.