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Old 03-14-2011, 10:43 PM
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2011 came with Michelins. Live in Calgary and have to say am impressed with the snow and ice handling. The tires do not seem to be overly noisy on pavement but I had them on my Maxima that I traded on the Venza. Probably the AWD helps with the snow and ice coming from fwd.
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Old 04-07-2011, 06:12 AM
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I bought the Yokahamas for my Venza. I have about 1000 miles on them and the ride is much better than the Bridgestones it came with.
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Old 04-11-2011, 09:00 AM
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I purchased my Venza on 4/5/11 at Nederland, Texas, however I live in Louisiana about 30 miles away. Mine came with the Goodyear Eagles and they are also noisy & rough riding. I contacted the dealer and he will replace them with Michelin's. They will just swap out the rims & tires from another Venza that has the Michelin's.

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Old 04-12-2011, 07:13 PM
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Bought my 2011 AWD V6 in NY at end of February. Based on comments in various forums, I insisted on the Michelins. The car was available with both, but the dealer had to locate three matching cars before he found one with the Michelins.
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Old 07-14-2011, 06:30 AM
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Just picked up my new 2011 V6 FWD Venza yesterday. Bought it from Toyota of Cincinnati. Great dealershp to deal with. It has the Good-Year Eagle RS-A 20's
Drove 500 miles home. Ride seemed a little harsh.
Wish I could drive one with the Michelin's to see if I can tell the difference.
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:43 PM
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Just picked up my new 2011 V6 FWD Venza yesterday. Bought it from Toyota of Cincinnati. Great dealershp to deal with. It has the Good-Year Eagle RS-A 20's
Drove 500 miles home. Ride seemed good and as expected.
Wish I could drive one with the Michelin's to see if I can tell the difference.
Well after just over 2 weeks of ownership and 800 miles, I cannot honestly complain about the Good-Year eagles. The ride, handling and noise are very acceptable to us.
I will continue to post my opinions of the tire as I get more miles on them.

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Old 08-04-2011, 01:09 PM
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I like the Bridgestone Duellers that came with mine. Good for 50k atleast..
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:15 PM
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After reading about the tire performance on the forums, I was concerned; so when I ordered my Venza, I told my dealership I wanted the Michelin's, not the Goodyear's. They said they had no control over that, but if it didn't come in with them, they would swap them out with a set they had on the lot.

Unfortunately, the only Venza they had with Michelin's was an early 2011 demo with 20,000+miles on it. I told them I didn't want my new car to have tires with that much wear on them, so there offer was to mount the Michelin's for the difference in the cost... $750 US! I was shocked, I could buy Parada's for that!

Fortunately, when it came in it had the Michelin Latitude tires. I have been happy with them so far, but I have only driven on wet or dry roads, no snow yet. We are just starting to get some snow, but it's not sticking on the roads yet, hopefully they handle as well once it does.

I don't think there is any rule for what area gets what brand of tires. My dealership, in Mentor, Ohio, ordered my car from an upcoming production run, so it was coming straight from the factory and they could not tell me what brand it would have on it.

6 of the 7 Venza's they had on the lot had Goodyear tires, but mine came in with Michelin's.
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:05 AM
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Purchased our Venza in June 2010 in Southern California(Orange County). It came from the factory with 20" Michelin's. Rotated them every 5-6K.

Extremely happy with the tires. Just hit 80,000 miles and still with the original tires; 85% of that on the fwy.
-I suppose the great tread wear is due to a combination of: great weather, not much rain, decent roads, average freeway speed 68.

Local tire shop said they're still in pretty good shape and we could probably get another 5 to 10K out of them.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:11 PM
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On the topic of the OEM tires, I purchased the specific 2010 V6 AWD Venza from my dealer as a dealer trade. Another local dealer here in the Cleveland, Ohio area had two almost identical 2010's on their lot. I had to drive out to see them in person. I told my dealer to bring me back the car with the 20' Michelin Latitudes, not the scrap Goodyear tires. I know the Michelins will be more to replace, but to the the superior tires up front instead of those junk Goodyears is a $$$ added bonus. I also went the route of TireRack for my winter tires. I don't want to ruin my rims in the salt or wear down those expensive Michelin tires. The 17" Blizzak DM-V1 snows are remarkable! I have run mine two Cleveland winters now and they still look like new. I did not bother with the TPMS sensors for the cost nad hassel of having to reprogram car every season. I'll put up with the light in winter.
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