I'm not a person who gets delighted with differences and the things they have. I thought about bying new summer tyres for a long time, I looked through ADAC tests, Auto Express, boards, discussion groups, etc. I hesitated for very long (because Bridgestone Turanza ER300s weren't cheap in comparison to other tyres [such as Uniroyals which I almost bought]) but because of the fact that I appreciate high safety level and I am careful, that I decided to spend more money and buy them... and I really don't regret it! Of course, I bought the whole set and do not regret the money spent on it, in my opinion they are the best tyres I've been using in the summer. On dry they grip as if the car was glued, on wet it's really difficult for me (especially in the city) to make ABS work when braking, water from big puddels is sensationally drained (of course, to reasonable extent), I feel really safe in the rain and finally have complete control over what I am doing :-) When it comes to comfort and noise level, they are averagely quiet when you drive slowly (so the'y not so sensational), but at high speeds above 85-90 MPH it is very good, so overall it's fine. The appearance is average (not bad, it's just normal, it doesn't look sporty or badly but they have to provide grip, not look good! And don't assess them by looks, they're worth buying because of the quality, not the appearance!) but I'm not complaining. To sum up, I sincerely recommend Bridgestone Turanza ER300 (really, don't hesitate, if you have the will to spend a few more pounds, then it's worth to get the Turanzas). Finally, I know (I mainly bought these tyres because of the rain, and poor condition of roads with big puddles) that the car grips the road (I repeat, to reasonable extent, because there are people who say they go over 80 MPH in the rain and they will, until something happens...). I recommend to anyone that cares about the safety of themselves and others!
I bought these tyres basing on ADAC test results and reviews written on this website and I'm not disappointed. Bridgestone Turanza ER300s are very good tyres, and certainly the best I've ever driven on. On dry the car goes like it was glued, on wet it's cool, I tried emergency braking after rainfall and I was surprised by the grip. Also, they are very comfortable, bumps became less annoying, balancing is no problem, no vibrations on the steering wheel, no "nervousness" in handling even at high speeds, quiet (it's a relief after driving on factory Matadors when it comes to noise level and driving comfort), however I don't know if after a certain distance done they have'nt become a little bit louder, than in the moment they were new, but still can't complain about the noise. It's hard for me to say something more about abrasion, because it's the first season I've been using these tyres, but I didn't notice any excessive wear, but on the other hand I don't expect an extraordinary life span, because I think it is impossible to combine sensational grip with minimal abrasion. I chose the grip. Cons - I think there aren't any. I find the opinions about the appearance far from true - rounded sides? Every tyre has rounded sides, more or less, this one maybe has a little more rounded ones, but I like it (a matter of personal taste), and besides, I don't think it's the most important feature of the tyre. I recommend.