CS5 Ultra Touring
(Lake Geneva WI )
CS5 Ultra Touring 225/45R18. W speed rated XL load. Unique in between grand touring and ultra touring. The only drawback I see so far is the treadlife warranty of only 50k.On the other hand, these replaced Michelins that only lasted 33k (55k warranty). It will be interesting to see if they last at least as long as the overpriced Michelins.The Coopers outperform in all but 2 categories. The Michelins had quicker steering response and a softer ride. Can't do anything about the slightly harsher ride than I would like. However the slower steering response has been easy to adapt to after 800 miles. I don't even miss the Michelins because the Coopers outperform significantly in every other category. The Coopers are even quieter. If they made CS5 grand touring in the same size, I am curious if the expected smoother ride quality would be accompanied by much loss in performance. Only time will tell if the treadlife will be better because of the extra load rating.