Nexen N5000 review
On here and on the web there are very few reviews of these tires, especially in the snow. Here is my two cents. Nexen is a Korean company, and the tires are made there (as are MOOG parts). There most popular offerings are the N3000, N5000, and N7000. I am talking about N5000s here.
I have a 2000 Bonn SLE, which take stock, a 235/55/17 tire. These are rather wide, which poses a problem in the snow. I had Kelly Nav. on there, which lasted about 70k miles. I had some Goodyear Eagles also. Recently, I had a set of N5000s put on.
At least as good as the Goodyear, and slightly quieter than the Kellys. Highway is not really noticeable.
Similar to the Kelly, and much better than the Eagle (sorry to say). Less bounciness and more accepting of bumps on the highway.
Performed as well as the Kelly, but i think it is more of a rain tire than either or the other two. Wide rain channels... I never did fishtail or skid.
The only issue is starting from a dead stop. You do spin a little if you accelerate aggressively. There is little two no fishtailing, and stopping is good. I just started with them, Michigan in December, and I am pleased with the snow performance, given the wide 235 tire size. The N5000 was better than both the Kelly and Goodyear in the snow.
Just got them, and I will update as I have more information.
I will not try to argue that these are Michelin tires, but I think they are reasonable if you need a decent daily driver tire, all season. I got mine from Pep Boys on a steal of a sale ($125 -> $85 per), but they can be had in the above size from Tirebuyer.com for about $102 each, free shipping.
Hope this helps if you are considering these tires; I am pleased with them.