Bridgestone Potenza s03

The Bridgestone Potenza s03 is a Summer Max Performance tyre designed to be fitted to a Passenger Car.

Bridgestone Potenza s03
67%[average]
Dry Grip
86%
Wet Grip
54%
Road Feedback
70%
Progressiveness
67%
Wear
71%
Comfort
60%
Buy Again
61%

Bridgestone Potenza s03 Reviews

56%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 7
  • Wet Grip 2
  • Road Feedback 6
  • Handling 8
  • Wear 10
  • Comfort 5
  • Buy again 1

Tyre reviewed on

Mostly Town for 20,000 Easy Going miles

Volkswagen Golf 1.9 Tdi

I managed to get these tyres from a mate who worked at Porsche at the time so I couldn't grumble at the price, however when you realise its the tyres that connect you to the road you really need to look elsewhere. They are alright in the dry they do loose grip round islands though so you cant push em very hard. My rears are now Vredestrien sessanta's so they are over compensating for the Bridgestone's lack of grip. I'm dying to get some new tyres up front but the bridgestone's have honestly lasted forever. They are the best wearing tyres I have owned even if they are poor in the wet. I can't even pull out of junctions without them spinning, they are scary in the wet. They have a really good tyre wall and rim saver so they will protect your alloys pretty well. I am generally a steady driver so don't think the spinning comes from over excitable take offs. report based on a 25th Anniversary TDi Golf

Tyre size reviewed: 225-45-17-
57%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 9
  • Wet Grip 5
  • Road Feedback 6
  • Handling 5
  • Wear 7
  • Comfort 5
  • Buy again 3

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 15,000 Average miles

BMW E90 320d

These tyres came fitted to a set of AC Schniters i bought and had only covered a few thousand miles max before i got them. When pushed hard in the dry they never gave me any trouble, and i could rely on them in sticky situations. It was difficult to know how 'on the limit' you were. In the wet the fronts done well under braking, but the rears were always keen to try and break away under acceleration. I had terrible tram-lining with these tyres, terrible! The make up of the tyres must be very hard, not a comfortable ride (grit your teeth when you spot a pot hole) and not the quietest tyres but not bad. Also made the steering feel heavy and a bit 'dead'. All in all, a decent tread, but dated by todays tyre making technology.

Tyre size reviewed: 245-35-19-W
76%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 10
  • Wet Grip 8
  • Road Feedback 8
  • Handling 6
  • Wear 8
  • Comfort 5
  • Buy again 8

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 20,000 Spirited miles

Lotus Elan M100

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Tyre size reviewed: 205-50-15-W
73%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 9
  • Wet Grip 7
  • Road Feedback 9
  • Handling 7
  • Wear 6
  • Comfort 6
  • Buy again 7

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 7,000 Spirited miles

Skoda Octavia vRS

These S-03s are probably the best overall tyre I've used yet. Amazing in the dry, decent in the wet (for a bridgestone). Can spin/judder when launching on damp/wet roads but way better in the wet than the stock Potenza RE040s were when I had a Civic Type-R (EP3). Nice stiff sidewalls make them a bit crashy at times but they do handle like you are on rails so worth it.

Tyre size reviewed: 225-45-17-W
79%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 9
  • Wet Grip 6
  • Road Feedback 7
  • Handling 8
  • Wear 7
  • Comfort 8
  • Buy again 10

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 0 Average miles

Toyota MK2 MR2 Turbo

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Tyre size reviewed: 255-35-18-W
53%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 8
  • Wet Grip 3
  • Road Feedback 5
  • Handling 6
  • Wear 4
  • Comfort 5
  • Buy again 6

Tyre reviewed on

Track for 500 Spirited miles

Toyota MK2 MR2 Turbo

Take a little time to warm up, once warm impressive dry grip and gentle break away considering the grip, suspect not far behind a full on track tyre (in the dry at least), pretty useless in the wet, spinning up easily, especially when cold

Tyre size reviewed: 225-45-16-W
77%
Breakdown Score
  • Dry Grip 8
  • Wet Grip 7
  • Road Feedback 8
  • Handling 7
  • Wear 8
  • Comfort 8
  • Buy again 8

Tyre reviewed on

A Combination of Roads for 0 Spirited miles

BMW Z1

These were excellent compared to the Dunlop SP Sport 9000s that preceded them and I really did think I would be buying them again. They gave very good grip, wet and dry and road feel was really impressive. However, at the time I needed to replace them, I couldn't get stock.

A very good tyre.

Tyre size reviewed: 225-45-16-W

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