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Today, my Subaru got four new Michelin Destiny tires installed at a Discount Tire shop. I hope these tires work out well. They are replacing a set of Goodyear Assurance tires that lasted about 55,000 miles and seemed to be pretty good tires. I never rotated the Goodyears and the wear was even on all four.

The Destiny are "T" rated tires. But that's okay for me since I don't get a chance to explore the upper reaches of Warp speed that hides within the four normally aspirated flux capacitor cylinders in the engine compartment of the mighty XS.

Ray Lovinggood
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Destiny is a tire Michelin makes only for Discount Tire, so it gets promoted there. It is an OK tire, but just OK. It might have long wear.
A friend got some last winter. They are almost, but not quite OK on snow and ice in MN.
 

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They're ok as stated above, but not even close to the assurance tripletred, which is probably one of the best all around tires on the market (although a bit pricey).
 

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The reason I didn't go for Goodyear Tripletread or other uni-directional tire was my guess, and others telling me, that they get noisy after they wear down. The "others" were coworkers, who have no dog in the fight, and one of the salesmen at the Discount Tire store. Surely, he would have wanted to sell me a more expensive tire, right? Or, maybe they make more commission on the Destiny's than they do on the Triple Treads?

Whatever, I've got four of them now.

As far as snow. Hmmm. We did get a couple of snowfalls this past winter, with up to four inches of the stuff around here in the bigger "storm." And I saw the front wheel drive cars getting around as easily as I got around in an all-wheel drive car.

Snow isn't much of a concern around here.

Ray Lovinggood
Carrboro, North Carolina, USA
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It is possible that they make more profit on the Destiny. They are the only seller, so you cannot do any price comparisons.
 

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Actually the Destiny is available in Canada through any Michelin dealer.
It is nearly identical to the Michelin Harmony (exclusive to Canadian Tire). We've had two sets on my dad's VW, great tires... rated for much higher mileage than that car ever sees.
The first set started cracking long before they wore out, Michelin replaced them for us for the cost of the wear on the originals (only 30% gone). They're even surprisingly capable in the snow, just don't expect too much of them since they're a hard compound all-season.
 

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any update on how the destiny's are doing now? I'm thinking of picking some up the next time discount tire runs the $80 michelin rebate
 

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I just picked up a full set with certificates from Discount Tire yesterday for $680 out the door (denied the certificates got them to reduce the price by $18). The current special is a $70 mail-in rebate if you buy a full set of 4. I wouldn't have had to if the nail that stuck through one of my tires wasn't so close to the sidewall. They assured me that the tire wasn't repairable but who knows. Better to be safe than sorry. Besides, I was losing 2-3 psi every day and it was a hassle to refill every other day.

Anyway, compared to the Yokohama AS430 tires that were on the FXT when I purchased it, the Destiny tires absorbed bumps a little better and were noticably quieter on the freeway. I haven't owned them long enough to provide a review of its handling characteristics, fuel economy, or winter traction. But if I get around to it at a later time, I will. I will be using them for what they are--80,000 mile T-rated all-season tires. I hope the tire lives up to its reviews.
 
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