I've used the predessor before and they've been good. They were on my sister's Mondeo
However, both Vredesteins did have the sidewalls get 'eggs' in them. So the sidewall had failed. Some people said to me they weren't fitted right etc. but the fact is this. I have never had other new tyres do this. To add insult to injury it happened after a year with the tyres being fully treaded. That includes
-Budgets -Other known brands like Kumho, Michelin, Goodyear, Mohawk etc.
The fact that Citroen Classics have seen similar issues would put me off buying them.
-One of the Michelin offerings (Pilot Sport 4 or Primacy 4s) -One of the Goodyear Eagle F1s (A3s or A5s) alone with the EfficientGrip Performances. -One of the Nexens. The wear rate on these however will make the above look cheaper ; they do wear out fast! Great for a low mileage car, crap for a daily. -Falkens ; IME they aren't quite as good as the Michelins : I noticed a dramatic difference going from FK452s to Pilot Sport 4Ss. They are cheaper, albeit that price gap is narrowing over time.
If my sister can tell difference between a Kumho KU31, a Landsail LS388 and a Goodyear F1, anyone can and she's not a tyre snob ; I fix her car and she drives it, that simple. She wondered why I let her have a car with Kumhos and Landsails on when the Goodyears were fitted. I normally let them wear down and live/moan about the car in that time ; after all, it's spare rubber on the car...
Thanks for your reply I put the wrong type it should have been vredestein quatrac 5 that also have very good reviews, I spoke to someone earlier who had a set on a M3 and was outstanding in both the wet and dry. Wonder if the sideway was due to a faulty batch?
Respect the owners of spotted cars and blank the number plates before posting their cars online
The fact that Citroen Classics has also seen this leads me to believe it's an issue with their construction. Either:
-They cannot really take a pressure deviation that well; great if you have porous rims or the occasional puncture -Maybe they can't really take temperature changes.
I'll admit however, I do these days tend to buy tyres from the big brands, and only a few there. It's almost always left me with how I expect the car to drive as well as good longevity; it's almost always worked out cheaper in the long run. If my mileage requirements are lower, I'll either then look at a track biased tyre like the Yokohama AD08R, or good mid-range like the Nexen NBlue or Falken FK453, where tyre life isn't as big a priority, so the poorer wear can be deemed acceptable.