Firestone F700

The Firestone F700 is a Summer Touring tyre designed to be fitted to a Passenger Car.

Firestone F700
70%[average]
Dry Grip
84%
Wet Grip
61%
Road Feedback
74%
Progressiveness
72%
Wear
71%
Comfort
69%
Buy Again
60%

Firestone F700 Reviews

91%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 10
  • Wet Grip 7
  • Road Feedback 9
  • Handling 8
  • Wear 10
  • Comfort 10
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Town for 38,500 Easy Going miles

Volkswagen Polo 1.4 16v

Original tyres on the rear of the car have just been replaced at 38500 miles.
There is still 3mm of tread on one tyre but the other is 2 - 2 -2 so decided to replace.

Tyre size reviewed: 225-45-17-
89%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 10
  • Wet Grip 9
  • Road Feedback 8
  • Handling 9
  • Wear 10
  • Comfort 7
  • Buy again 9

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 41,000 Spirited miles

Volkswagen Polo 1.4 TDI

Very nice tyre. Highly recommended

Tyre size reviewed: 225-45-17-
81%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 8
  • Wet Grip 7
  • Road Feedback 8
  • Handling 8
  • Wear 8
  • Comfort 9
  • Buy again 9

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 1,000 Spirited miles

Honda Prelude

Smooth comfortable ride, provided very good wet grip from the off with positive steering.

Tyre size reviewed: 195-60-15-
70%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 8
  • Wet Grip 5
  • Road Feedback 7
  • Handling 8
  • Wear 9
  • Comfort 7
  • Buy again 5

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Town for 3,000 Average miles

Opel Astra G

This is from the early age of eco tyres, and it sums it up quite well.
Dry grip is good, wet grip is not so good. To be fair, I used the tyres in question on the 2003 Astra I got from my grandfather after he decided no to drive anymore. He put about 15.000 miles into the car (and its factory fitted tyres), so they were definitely old, but there was plenty of tread left. And would you like to throw away a set of tyres only because they are overaged?
Neither do I, so I decided to let them go out in style: a trackday at the Hungaroring (don't laugh) (please).
Despite these tyres aren't designed for this sort of usage, they behaved pretty well. The grip level might not be high, but I could feel when I was about to exceed it, which is a big plus for a not-so-grippy tyre in my opinion. Road feedback isn't that bad either. As for the wear, the tread depth wasn't gone, however, smaller water channels disappeared as teared out bits of other tyres have "baked" into those channels. The surface of the tyre looked like the surface of the F1 tyres after a race.
If you are about to go to a trackday, take this into account. And don't get surprised if you find rubber marks on the roof of your car.
As I said, its early-age-econess doesn't make things any better. Wet grip level is pretty low, unlike rolling resistance, which is still high. After I replaced these Firestones with a set of Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance, I was shocked by how easy the car rolls on those (you can read my review of the GYs where it belongs). I didn't only change make, I changed size as well: I went for the other homologated 15" size for this car, 195/60, because I think this size is better for summer tyres, but expect them to be more expensive than 185/65 winters.
I don't think you can buy a brand new set of the Firestone F700, but if you're planning to buy a set, just forget these. There must be better offers on the market.

Tyre size reviewed: 185-65-15-H
69%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 8
  • Wet Grip 6
  • Road Feedback 7
  • Handling 8
  • Wear 7
  • Comfort 7
  • Buy again 5

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Country Roads for 15,000 Average miles

Vauxhall Astra SRi

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Tyre size reviewed: 195-60-15-H
51%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 8
  • Wet Grip 4
  • Road Feedback 7
  • Handling 5
  • Wear 4
  • Comfort 6
  • Buy again 2

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Country Roads for 20,000 Average miles

Renault Megane

I am not impressed by these tyres. They were fitted by the previous owner of the car. Worn quite fast from almost new to worn in 25.000 kms. The grip on wet surface is bad. Accelerating in cornering on wet roads leads directly to wheel spin. Hard braking on wet surfaces is no good idea either (ABS assistance required).

Tyre size reviewed: 195-55-15-H
43%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 7
  • Wet Grip 5
  • Road Feedback 7
  • Handling 6
  • Wear 2
  • Comfort 2
  • Buy again 1

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 20,000 Spirited miles

SEAT Arosa

These tyres grip ok, not too bad in the dry and ok in the wet, though they do let go reasonably easily when pushed. Feedback is good through the wheel.

However i would never buy these tyres again, they are seriously noisey and wear very odly. I had one pair wear like 50p pieces, more worn in some parts of the tread than others, which made them even more noisey than normal. I now have to replace another pair which are fitted to the rear, not through wear, as they actually wear very slowly, but the widewalls are cracking badly and they are only 4 years, covered around 20K miles on the rear.

Not recommended. Going to be replaced with Conti Premiumcontacts.

Tyre size reviewed: 185-55-14-H

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