My understanding is that Michelin doesn't make a tire as crappy as the Bridgestones that came on it! Which Michelin did you get?Got 60,000 miles now on my Xb - time to swap out the tires! I've never been a big fan of the stock Bridgestones that came with the car. Have run mostly Michelin's on my Honda's in the past. According to the Michelin web site, they don't make any tires that are "direct replacements for my vehicle's Original Equipment tire specifications". Does this matter? Anybody running Michelin's on their Xb?