Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.6 liter
When I bought my red '91 with 83k miles the PO had just installed 2 of these tires. The other 2 were dunlaps. I wrestled with what to do since the Dunlaps needed to be replaced. The Yokohamas are not the cheapest tires out there, but also not the most expensive. I found it hard to find them. No one had them in stock. I finally broke down and bought 2 from TiresPlus. $61 each. I really like these tires. They are very quiet and I have almost zero 65-mph shimmy. I drive the car daily with about 50% in stop and go city traffic. The tires are very comfortable. I've had no issues with their performance in the rain. I'm glad I bought these.
Not an installed item
Yokahama AVID H4, All season high performance, 185/60 HR14
I currently have approximately 20,000 miles on these tires. The best thing I can say about these tires is that they are quiet. With or without the hardtop installed they are far quieter than the Dunlop D60-A2's they replaced. They also provide a little better fuel mileage and have yet to pick up a nail which the Dunlops did a lot. I have driven them in both rain and snow and have no complaints about their traction in either situation. Where these tires come up short is in handling especially when it's below 50 degrees. The Dunlops had crisp turn-in, these do not. You can definitely feel them rolling over on their sidewalls. They are fairly sticky in the summer heat, but forget it when the temps drop. If you do a lot of road trips or want a high mileage tire it is great for either. They are an all-season tire with compromises. When new they did not have the dreaded 65mph vibration, with miles on them it does seem to come back, though not as bad as the Dunlops.
Excellent all-season traction, quiet, high mileage tire. Just don't expect it to stick and corner like a summer compound tire.
Not an installed item
Applicable to: '90 - '97
Yokohama AVID T4 Tires
Inexpensive @ $42 ea. Dangerous on wet roads, ok on dry. Wear above average compared with Dunlop D60 A2's I've had (and miss).
If you have a forced induction car plan on spinning a lot on wet pavement. I don't recommend these for drivers with no health insurance or with families.
Under 30 minutes to remove completely
Applicable to: '90 - '97 1.8 liter
Bouth four of these to replace Dunlop D60A2 about 7500 miles ago
After going through two sets of Dunlop D60A2 I switched to . Yokohama AVID H4. I was never able to get more than 20,000 out of the Dunlps. The Yokohamas are fair in the dry, but horrible in the wet. They lack any crisp turn-in feedback, lack grip in tight cornering both front and rear, and allow the tires to spin in the wet. The Dunlops would to the same, but only when they were worn out.
Over 30 minutes to remove completely
Yokohama AVID H4 All Season High Performance Tire 185/60-HR14 Size, Wear rating of 360
Had the Yokohama AVID H4's mounted replacing the Dunlop D60-A2's wich had been vibration prone. Had 30K Miles on the D60's. The AVIDS came highly recomended from the Tire Rack. Purchased them for $46 a piece
After having the AVIDS mounted I have been very pleased with the results. Handling is great and so far they are Vibration free. First impression is that this is a great handling quiet tire more so than the D60 or the OEMs. The tread is of a newer design and they have been great in the rain. I only have about 500 miles on them so far but would highly recomend them. Good tire, cheap and dosn't vibrate your fanny.
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