Hankook Ventus Prime 2 K115 - any good?

I am due to renew all tyres on my 2008 Volvo V50 SE (205 50 R17 93) and have found Hankook Ventus Prime 2 K115 tyres as a possibility. These tyres appear to have scored well on the 'tyre labelling' system and are priced competitively with the main brands.

Unfortunately I cant find any other information on the internet that convinces me that they have the credibility and quality of premium brands like Pirelli, Michelin or Continental. Could you advise me whether the Hankook Ventus Prime 2 are well regarded and if the brand are as good as the other big tyre manufacturers? If not, could you recommend a quality alternative with good wet weather grip and low rolling resistance?

Asked on 8 January 2013 by tedwards

Answered by Honest John
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