Honda Prelude, TyreReviews.co.uk, May 2020:
"I've had these tyres on my car for a year now and thought it would be a good time to give some feedback. Firstly, I'm surprised to see so many mixed reviews on the HP5. I bought them before going on a road trip across Europe and these tyres came highly recommended from my local tyre shop that I've always trusted. I've found the HP5 to be an excellent tyre in all conditions, especially for the money. It's not the sportiest tyre in the world, so if you're looking to do track days or have a very aggressive driving style, then look elsewhere. But they do exactly what any good summer tyre is supposed to do. It's a safe tyre, that offers predictable handling characteristics in all types of weather, and excels in hot temperatures and even heavy downpours. I've noticed many complaints about the wear on the HP5, but so long as you don't drive like a maniac they'll hold up just fine. I've done over 11,000 miles in the last 12 months across Europe, including autobahn driving with some very high speeds, and these tyres never felt at their limit. My local garage thinks there's plenty of driving still left in them so I'm happy with my purchase a year later. I've had company cars fitted with premium brands, such as Dunlop and Perelli in the past, and the Maxxis perform just as good for an excellent price. Will definitely buy again."
Mercedes Benz Vito Driver, TyreReviews.co.uk, November 2020:
"Bought [Premitra HP5] for a Vito to replace the old "van tyres". Night and dry difference, and now the Vito is quieter and much more comfortable. Massively cheaper than the other options, but no negatives compared against more expensive tyres that I've used."
Peugeot 407 driver, TyreReviews.co.uk, November 2019:
“By the price compared to its performance and durability, I feel that this tyre is sort of underrated in many aspects. I am very satisfied and will buy again.”
Ford S Max driver, TyreReviews.co.uk, August 2019:
“Not at all bad tyres for the price. Paid £400 for 4 when I was in a pinch, been pleasantly surprised since. Can be pushed and are quite progressive. When they do let go it’s nice and controllable. Traction is not so good, let go quite readily in 2nd and sometimes 3rd in the wet (remapped 170bhp 450nm, 1.7 tonne people carrier – I’m sure on a smaller car they’d be better). Dry handling is good, wet is sure but not amazing. Wet braking however is pretty impressive. All in all a very good tyre for the price. Seem to be wearing quite well to boot!”
Mercedes Benz C350 driver, TyreReviews.co.uk, January 2018:
“Normally always run Continental Contact Sport 5, but they wear out extremely fast. So decided to go for the HP5 after reading its excellent reviews and ratings for the wet… These tyres have minimal slide on full acceleration, can accelerate out of bends too without the car fishtailing but pushed hard enough there is good feedback from the tyre before it wants to fully let go into a drift per say. Very similar to the tyres I have run before but a bit more spongy when throwing the car around. But quality and grip for the money…if driven sensibly I would assume nearly double the mileage that I have done. I will be replacing these tyres with the same set, they suit my driving style and car very well and cheap isn’t the word compared to top tyre manufacturers tyres with almost the same drivability. If you are a spirited driver with a budget these are definitely the tyres to go for.”
Seat Leon Cupra driver, TyreReviews.co.uk, March 2017:
“Always had Continental Contact 5 fitted to my Seat Leon, when they had done their tie I was offered a set of Maxxis HP5s by a local tyre fitter, so at the price I thought I’d give them a try, must say so far I am very impressed, great feedback, grip in the wet just as good as they do in the dry and very quiet, 7000 miles so far and they seem to be wearing a lot better than the Continentals, I will be buying another set of HP5s when these wear out.”
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