: Nexen Tires: N5000



Resilient
11-29-07, 07:53 PM
Anyone running Nexen tires?

Opinions, remarks, comments?

Need new tires (for my girlfriends Matrix XR) and the Nexen N5000, are in the 'right' price range for the type of tire we need to replace the Potenza's (it's a lease car and it WILL be returned).

Then the next question will be anyone running Nexen's on their Cat's ?

cateraowner
11-30-07, 03:04 PM
I had nexens n2000 in my celica. they were pretty good, had no complaints. not sure what the difference between the n2000 and n5000 are though.

Tony_Hanna
11-30-07, 07:25 PM
I'm seriously thinking about putting a set of n2000's on my Eldo. I've read some mixed reviews about them. Most of the good came from people who actually owned a set. The bad seemed mostly to be comments from people who didn't believe you could get a good tire for that low of a price. I'm not sure on the n5000's, but I would think Google would turn up a good list of opinions on them.
Tony

cateraowner
11-30-07, 07:58 PM
well being sold at walmart doesn't give it a great reputation.

but if you use it for regular driving you won't have a problem with it. I was constently on the highway doing a constant 160km/hr and had no problems.

I think the only difference you might see if you start racing. I don't know how these will handle. but I'd deffinatly get another set when my cat needs new tires.

and I love how the tread looks...

Resilient
12-01-07, 10:02 AM
Thanks all.

Tony_Hanna
12-01-07, 04:56 PM
well being sold at walmart doesn't give it a great reputation.

but if you use it for regular driving you won't have a problem with it. I was constently on the highway doing a constant 160km/hr and had no problems.

I think the only difference you might see if you start racing. I don't know how these will handle. but I'd deffinatly get another set when my cat needs new tires.

and I love how the tread looks...

I'm glad to hear that. Most of my driving is back and forth to work mostly highway. How do they do in the wet stuff? The tread pattern looks like it would do really well in the rain but looks can be deceiving...

cateraowner
12-05-07, 03:52 PM
wet stuff id pretty good that I could tell.. I drove to edmonton in the rain at 120 km/hr and had no problems.

heres a thread from a local forum in calgary. the weather here is pretty weird, so if it works here you should have no problems in..... WV??? don't know what state that is

http://forums.beyond.ca/st/99533/nexen-tires-good-or-bad/

Tony_Hanna
12-07-07, 05:39 AM
wet stuff id pretty good that I could tell.. I drove to edmonton in the rain at 120 km/hr and had no problems.

heres a thread from a local forum in calgary. the weather here is pretty weird, so if it works here you should have no problems in..... WV??? don't know what state that is

http://forums.beyond.ca/st/99533/nexen-tires-good-or-bad/

Thanks, sounds good.
WV = West Virginia. It's the funny shaped state between Virginia and Ohio.:)

CateraMV6
12-07-07, 04:16 PM
I would make a guess that they may be louder then lets say higher priced tire... and they might wear fast or be somewhat slippery on wet roads but if she is an easy driver then those should last... I have a friend who uses them on his M3 and he loves them but he says they suck in snow and wet in general otherwise great for dry traction...

Resilient
12-10-07, 08:33 PM
Sp far:
-a bit louder than the RE92's

But overall, traction is pretty good even in snow.... then again anything would be better than the bald RE92 she was running... :-)

caddynate
02-19-11, 01:36 PM
would not recommend at all. dealership put these on my used cts and they are horrible if u love the caddy ride. It completely takes away the ride. I will say they grip very good. for a leased car, saving money on tires can be good. The tred design looks flashy, just not smooth on the road.