The Nexen N3000 tyre is the new breed of performance mid-level tyres. However in all departments the Nexen N3000 delivers more than it costs.
EU Tyre Label and Efficiency Classes
The European Union, under CE 1222/2009, has mandated that all tyres manufactured after the date of July 1 2012 for cars and commercial vehicles include standard EU Tyre Labels classifying them by three performance characteristics:fuel efficiency classified from A to G,wet grip classified from A to G, and noise emission in decibels.
Categories of tyres unaffected by this regulation include: retreaded tyres, professional off-road tyres, racing/sports car tyres, as well as certain types of tyres designed to improve traction such as studded tyres, T-type temporary spare tyres, tyres for cars built before 1990, tyres with a maximum allowed speed of 80km/h, tyres for rims with a diameter less or equal to 254 mm or greater or equal to 635 mm. This label is intended on one hand to promote economic and ecological efficiency in traffic, as well as increase road safety, and on the other hand to help consumers select appropriate tyres by ensuring a certain degree of product transparency.
Nevertheless, the label has been criticized for only showing a very limited number of characteristics. Professionals argue that tyres have many more features that are important and relevant to road safety, including but not limited to aquaplaning properties, driving stability, service life, product properties on wet and dry roads other than wet grip, properties on snow. Tyre manufacturers suggest that the test results from various institutions and industry magazines should remain a very important source of information for the end consumer, because they focus on and rate a wide variety of tyre properties and features.
Nexen N 3000 tyre review
Average based on 103 test results
Grip in dry conditions
Braking in dry conditions
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Braking in wet conditions
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Internal noise level
16.07.2018 from Zinda When new i couldnt break them loose no matter what i did, from stop with wide open throttle, car just shot iff the line, little slip while it shifted to 2nd and a chirp into 3rd gear. Now after 30k miles they show wear on edges on all 4 (i never rotate tires, that's a gimmic just to get your car back to the shop to get more money). Now i struggle to keep the car in a straight line and can smoke them through 3 gears. Break loose at 50mph if i gas it hard enough to make my built auto transmission downshift and slams into gear. I can feel every crack in the road and it follows any grooves. I have put tgese tires through the wringer, i race whoever is at the light with me and these tires have held up well, easily besting the Hankook and BFG sets i burned up prior to these. Got 4 tires mounted & balanced for $300!
21.06.2013 from GM Only tire available in this size that isn't a fast wear type. Good tread design. Exceptionally quiet. Car is never driven in rain (and no snow in south Florida), so my experience for that is nil.
17.10.2012 from Isaac Chiu Great tire for the money in this hard to find size.