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Hankook W409 + G2 Question

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Hankook W409 + G2 Question

I was supposed to get the Gislaved NordFrost 5 for our Volvo S70, but the store gave me Hankook W409 instead. Apparently, they were holding the wrong tires for me. And now that it's winter, finding winter tires is hella hard. So my question is, how good are the Hankook W409 tires? The store owner told me they're really good, and that he uses them on all his family cars. I googled it and it seems to have pretty good reviews as well.

Also, I'm pretty sure everyone knows about the new law for teens. So my question is, is the law in effect or is it in the legislation stage where it has to pass the government votes and stuff?
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I think these are Winter tires. They are pretty good. I had them on my van. Only thing is that I don't like the spongy feel. Besides that they're excellent tires.
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geokilla wrote: Also, I'm pretty sure everyone knows about the new law for teens. So my question is, is the law in effect or is it in the legislation stage where it has to pass the government votes and stuff?
It's in the legislative process... and it's LOOKING like the premier is going to back away from some of the most controversial provisions, at least (i.e. the passenger restrictions).
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The W409 is a good street tire but the compound is really soft and not suited to a lot of highway driving.
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Good. Some of the prompted G2 laws are ridiculous.

Well, we do mainly city driving now, with the occasional monthly trip to Fort Erie cus my cousin has boarding school there.
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I got my Hankook W409 215/45r17 from my friend for $600CDN installed and they have been doing very well so far. I have only put about 1200km, and am still waiting for big snow storm to test my tires, heh.
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This is my second winter with them and love them.
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I think price-wise the two different tires are pretty similar, with the Gislaved NordFrost 5 being the more expensive of the two. Not sure about performance.
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My wife has Michelin X-ice on her car .I have the W409s on my Civic .They are way better than X-ice .A good winter performance tire .

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