Goodyear Eagle F1 Asym 5

Goodyear Eagle F1 Asym 5

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RVB

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1,607 posts

44 months

Monday 22nd February
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It'll soon be time for a set of new tyres on my car and it gets driven in very Jekyll & Hyde ways depending on whether I have passengers or am alone.

Top of my list at the moment are Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5, based on being a respectable brand at reasonable prices and tests/reviews seem to often put them at the relatively comfy end of sporty which would allow me to not frustrate either Jekyll or Hyde, depending on which one of them is driving.

Tell me why I shouldn't buy a set, or what I should buy instead (and why).

Thanks!

R






Edited by RVB on Saturday 27th February 00:07

sherman

7,742 posts

178 months

Monday 22nd February
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Just fitted 4 of these to my focus st estate. Due to covid/scottish winter its not been driven far enough yet to really know anything but they do feel more stable than the 3 diffrent brands of tyre that were on the car when I bought it. hehe

adf83

17 posts

14 months

Monday 22nd February
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I’ve had them on my Alfa 159 Sportwagon for about six months and have no complaints. Good value, grip well, not too much road noise and also did a respectable job in the recent snow. I also find them very good in the wet with the car feeling very stable and sure footed.

LukeSi

5,584 posts

124 months

Monday 22nd February
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I run them on my pretty heavily modded Mini R56. Absolutely love them, loads of grip both in the dry and in the wet.
Put my Michelin Cup 2 back on the other day which I previously thought were a quiet tyre and was astounded by the amount of road noise, the goodyears are silent in comparison. Also seem really long lasting, I run a load of camber and toe out but its barley touched them.

Aunty Pasty

12 posts

1 month

Monday 22nd February
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I have these on my Golf GTI and I'm quite happy with them. I don't usually drive like a loon but the grip levels haven't let me down when I decide to push it a bit.

HazzaT

196 posts

8 months

Monday 22nd February
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I really rate them, I had them on my Focus and I'll probably get them for my Fiesta ST in a couple of months as well. I know they aren't a performance tyre but they grip like st to a blanket even in the wet and don't cost an arm and a leg. The wet weather traction with F1s vs the Pilot Super Sports ony Fiesta is a completely different league even if they aren't quite as 'sporty'-feeling in the dry.

Edited by HazzaT on Monday 22 February 18:08

RVB

Original Poster:

1,607 posts

44 months

Monday 22nd February
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adf83 said:
I’ve had them on my Alfa 159 Sportwagon for about six months and have no complaints. Good value, grip well, not too much road noise and also did a respectable job in the recent snow. I also find them very good in the wet with the car feeling very stable and sure footed.
Thanks. smile
Snow is not a concern because my other car has CrossClimates.

MDMA .

6,114 posts

64 months

Monday 22nd February
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I've just got a set of the Supersports. Only £5 more than the Asymmetric 5's.


CoreyDog

289 posts

53 months

Monday 22nd February
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Thanks for this thread!

I need to swap out the Hankook Ventus V12s, came on the S Max 2.0 EcoBoost 240 I bought back in November and I hate them with a passion.

I was tossing up between Goodyear F1 Asymmetric 5 and the Bridgestone T005, was going to create a thread to make the decision but reading this, Goodyear seems a solid choice. Had the Bridgestone on my previous car and liked them but that was abit of a different car to the S Max.

Uncle John

2,618 posts

154 months

Monday 22nd February
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I’ve had Asymetric 3’s & now 5’s on my E350 for 5 years now.

Very good tyres. You will not be disappointed.

trickywoo

9,052 posts

193 months

Monday 22nd February
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I’ve got a set on a swift sport. Really rate them. Loads of grip in all conditions. Quiet with good ride and decent feel.

I’ve pushed them hard in the recent cold and wet conditions and been even more impressed. They were £40 a corner less than Michelin PS4.

Sticks.

6,637 posts

214 months

Monday 22nd February
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Have them on my TTS, and had F1s on previous cars, never been any issues. Iirc they have some rim protection too.

RVB

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1,607 posts

44 months

Monday 22nd February
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trickywoo said:
....They were £40 a corner less than Michelin PS4....
I can get PS4 for about £10 a corner more than Eagle 5 but most tests suggest the Goodyear is more comfortable.



Edited by RVB on Monday 22 February 19:59

sherman

7,742 posts

178 months

Monday 22nd February
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Kwikfit were doing 10% off 2 or 15% off 4 when I bought the at new year. Keep an eye out for deals.

littleredrooster

4,613 posts

159 months

Monday 22nd February
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sherman said:
Kwikfit were doing 10% off 2 or 15% off 4 when I bought the at new year. Keep an eye out for deals.
I got a set of 4 for the MX-5 with this deal (& free fitting on the drive!) and I'm absolutely delighted with them. Fantastic grip wet or dry, very quiet & superbly compliant with loads of feel & feedback.

dunc69

467 posts

210 months

Monday 22nd February
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Really rate these. Have been using them for four or five years on Skoda vRSs.

My Stinger came with Contis and I changed to Eagle F1 Assys once the Contis wore out. Much better. Quieter, grippier, especially in the wet, and more comfortable.

Interestingly, the Assy 3s have a slightly wider rim protection ‘flange’ than the 5s.

mcpoot

205 posts

70 months

Monday 22nd February
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I've had a couple of sets on my TT. Good grip in all weathers, reasonably comfortable but don't last any time at all hence I've switched to Pirelli P Zero this time.

MikeM6

3,334 posts

65 months

Monday 22nd February
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Have them on the Alfa, really good value for a quality tyre. Definitely my second choice after Michelin PS4s

RDB

330 posts

142 months

Monday 22nd February
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I run them on my Subaru Legacy and had an older version on my old BMW 7 series. They're great in the wet and dry and were significantly cheaper than the Michelin Pilot Sport 4, which were the other option I looked at. The ride is also noticeably more comfortable than on the Dunlops they replaced, although I realise that comparing old rubber with new isn't really fair.

Code Black

36 posts

12 months

Monday 22nd February
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I have them on my Swift Sport too. I like them a lot. When I got the car it was running Conti 3’s which I liked, then I ran Ventus V12’s which I didn’t. The Goodyear’s have been the best all rounders for me.