Excessive Tyre Wear?

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My mums '56' A4 1.8T S Line Cabriolet has done 7500miles and hasn't been driven hard, but the front tyres are nearly worn down to the 1.6mm wear indicator. Is this excessive?


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Seems excessive to me.

Our 1.9 TDI 130 wore the fronts down to 4mm after 8k. That was mainly due to the power delivery of the diesel and a heavy front end.


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My 57 reg' 2.0T S-Line went through it's front tyres (continental) in a similar mileage to your Mum's; at the time I though it was poor :faint:

The replacement Goodyears have lasted better, but they too will need replacing (front) soon and have only done 11k miles. Just a function of the 18" wheels, nose heavy front wheel drive car I guess...

Still, strengthens the case for an A5 2.0T Quattro Cab IMO :icon_thumright:



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I thought 9000 miles was bad on a set of Pirelli PZero Rossos on my RS4, 7500 on a 1.8T cab seems OTT to me.