Anyone running snow tires on 300 TE wagon? If so how does it handle and what tire are you using?
Good to hear about someone else using the Ecstas. They'rer on my short list for my wagon.So far I am very pleased with the Blizzaks. I've driven in freezing rain, sleet and some snow covered roads and the car has yet to break free. My rear wheel did spin a bit accelerating hard out of an icy parking lot, but the car tracked perfectly and didn't fishtail.
The Blizzaks are very quiet, more so than my Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum all-seasons that are raved about on Tirerack.
The hakka Q's are no longer made, but I think their replacement is the hakka R. I'm using the 205-65-15 size. No doubt they are expensive, but they work great and are fairly durable. I'm on my 3rd season and they should go at least 2 more. Note that the Blizzaks are made with a tread compound that wears off after a while which should compromise their performance before the tread is really worn down in the normal fashion.So this is the first I've heard of the Nokian tyres. A quick websearch shows me that 1) the "normal" hakkapelita winter tire isn't available in a 195/65-15 size and 2) those suckers *are* expensive at over $120 each. The slush version seems to come in the above-mentioned OEM size but I don't think that tire is right for my application.