donkyhooty wrote:We are now over 80,000 miles! It's been a great car. We are in our 8th month of the 2 year extension. Thanks to Steve @ Honda for the new tires.
Awesome. How's the range holding up?
I am at 62K miles with 10 months left in the two year extension. I also got the new tires at 59K and they were certainly needed, however range has suffered because of the new tires. They are Michelin all season tires and Tire Rack lists them as low rolling resistance tires but they are not the energy saver tires. At 59K and 4 years I took the car in for the air bag replacement and tire replacement. That morning I still had summertime range of 100 miles which hasn't changed since I first got the car. After I got the car back I was lucky to get 80 miles. I checked the air pressure and service had set them at 32psi. I bumped that up to 38psi and got back maybe 2 or 3 miles. I'm thinking of going to 40psi as the max pressure is rated at 44psi. After 3,000 miles the range has improved somewhat. I'm getting around 90 miles range on a good day and just this morning I had 78% SOC after 26.4 miles to work. Normally I would be sitting at 80% so I'm thinking I'll be ok this winter when range drops like a rock.
So, I'm disappointed in the range of the new tires but there is worlds of difference as far as handling goes. I didn't realize how bad those energy saver tires were handling. The new tires are quiet, better riding and it drives like a totally different car. It corners great and the tires don't squeal like a stuck pig anymore...