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Hakkapeliitta 9

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Just as I expected

★★★★★ 5/5
Canuckquebecois
2 years ago
After 5 yrs and 80 000 km (commuting from Laval to Mont-Tremblant) bought 4 studded Hakka 9's to replace the studded Hakka 8's on my 2012 Accord coupe . So far they've lived up to my expectations. After 750 km they have "broken-in" less noise and smoother ride. Have yet to drive on ice or deep snow but on a few cm's of unplowed highway I felt safe and drove with confidence.

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    Timing is everything

    ★★★★★ 5/5
    WpgJay
    2 years ago
    I live in Winnipeg and had the Hakka 9's installed at Kal Tire on the morning of Thursday, October 26, 2017. We then went out around 3pm, just before the rain turned to sheets of ice and blowing snow. News reports called the area bridges and highways a "demolition derby" due to the dangerous conditions. We had not one issue. I have used Nokian studded winter tires since 2004 on a variety of vehicles, and the Hakka 9's are outstanding. I've never liked winter, but at least I can feel confident getting around in winter conditions.

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      Customer for life

      ★★★★★ 5/5
      TireConnoisseur
      2 years ago
      I live in Montana, and after several negative experiences with some reputable "all-season" tires on my F-250 (involving spinning off a highway at 55 mph, crashing into ditches, going down hills backwards etc.) I finally realized the necessity of good-quality dedicated winter tires. My first Nokian tire was the Hakkapeliitta R2 studless tire that I had put on my Honda Civic in November of 2014. On hard-packed snow and ice at cold temperatures, the grip was like being on pavement. Going over mountain passes and through icy canyons, there were some moments when I thought "Oh God, this is it...I'm going too fast around this curve," but the Nokians held their grip, seemingly against all odds. So when I bought our minivan this year, I delayed picking it up until my order of the new Hakkapeliitta 9s arrived at the local tire store. I recently had the opportunity to crawl up a friend's melting-ice mountain driveway (literally a former logging road) recently, and even though the minivan is front-wheel drive only, it clawed its way to the top with almost no slippage. When I arrived, my friends were astounded, because they struggle with their Bridgestone Blizzaks and all-wheel drive to go up and down that hill when the ice is melting. So Bravo, Nokian--keep up the great engineering. You've got a customer for life!

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        Amazing tires, a must have!!

        ★★★★★ 5/5
        Alastair
        2 years ago
        I live in Alberta, Canada in the country and drive an older rear wheel drive Mercedes sedan. I often have to drive 600-700km round trip in a day on secondary roads, which are often unplowed, so I'm pushing through deep snow. I reseached every tire I could and the Hakkapelitta 9 studded had the highest rating. They are amazing, I have driven 3,000km's I get excellent gas mileage. I am confident in 12" deep snow and they're like glue on ice. I highly recommend them. My girlfriend also put the Nokian unstudded All-weather's on her SUV and she loves them too. Five stars all the way.

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          ahead by a century

          ★★★★★ 5/5
          hipfan
          2 years ago
          We live in a "white-zone", no salt, no calcium, only some scraning rocks here and there on all streets, it is an "eco solution" in our city, but it doesn't take long to have such a dangerous icy road....since I bought these new studded Hakka 9 I just falled in love with these...so I bought another set for my girlfriend's car. Never want another kind of winter tires anymore !

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            These tires are Awesome

            ★★★★★ 5/5
            Walt12777
            20 months ago
            I put these tires on the day before the first snow storm in November 2018. Any one in the New York tri State area knows what a disaster that was. All the main roads were not moving due to either accidents or due to cars not being able to get up the hills. I drive a 2013 VW Jetta sportwagen tdi that's front wheel drive. Because the main roads were unpassable I drove back roads until finally I got to RT 84 and then to RT 17 for a 60 mile drive. Some of my co-workers took 4 hours to travel twenty miles. Needless to say I did 60+ miles in less time in terrible conditions. Get these tires if you positively have to get to your destination!

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              Unbelievable Tires!

              ★★★★★ 5/5
              RedDragon59
              17 months ago
              I drive a 2017 Dodge Challenger with a Scat Pack motor that has 485 horsepower my other tires that I've had in two sets of tires that made my car handle like a sled in Salt Lake City Utah on snow. I could not steer or even get the car rolling at a stop light. I bought these tires and I had a lot of doubt that they would even work, but after 5 snow storms (the latest in February of 2019) I am astonished on just how great these tires work. Great grip....my car tracks straight as an arrow even at higher speeds (50mph) on packed snow and ice and awesum grip on cornering. Actually my best winter tire ever (I'm 60). They are worth every cent I paid for them. They work on ice and snow, slush. Nokian you have a winter tire buyer for life! Thank You!

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                Get ready to waste money!

                ★☆☆☆☆ 1/5
                strandedwithnokians
                2 years ago
                Bought these "high end" (shop's word, not mine) studded snows to get me through the winter (from Paris Auto Barn in Maine), running me about $200/tire all said and done. That happened Nov. 22nd... it is Feb. 2nd, barely half way through winter here, and I've already lost a tire due to structural damage. The shop won't back it up, and I realized there is a reason these lemons are only warrantied for 30 days (I'll save you the math, I lost one within 72 days, or about 2 months and a couple weeks). Unfortuantely for me, I have an AWD vehicle, so I am stuck with this garbage until it becomes economically more painful... unfortunately at less than 90% ware, it's hard to imagine replacing all four tires before a whole winter has past. If you are looking for an amazing tire, go elsewhere.

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                  Best winter tire period

                  ★★★★★ 5/5
                  td8541
                  20 months ago
                  My father introduced me to Nokian long ago and have used no other winter tire since. Living on Tug Hill (Upstate NY) were we measure snow by feet, studded tires are almost mandatory. Bought the 9's last winter and just put on for this winter. Still almost new with ZERO stud loss. The Hakka 9's replaced the 3's I believe. Had them for years and on two different trucks that are used for truck stuff not just driving around. Beat the daylight out of them and have never failed me. Have now switched to their Rotiiva AT Plus too for other than snow season and equally impressed. Check air pressure and rotate and they'll last a long time!

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                    Perfect for Rual Northern Vermont

                    ★★★★★ 5/5
                    hunts53
                    17 months ago
                    Our new best friends for surviving Vermont winters. These tires have really been a game changer on our Jeep Grand Cherokee. Confidence inspiring for sure.

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                      Speechless

                      ★★★★★ 5/5
                      gordypoo
                      20 months ago
                      Only had these for a day... traded them in for my nordman 7 and what a ride. Bare pavement is a bit less noisy than the studded nordmans considering these have more studs. Grip is outstanding and although winter is not here yet i cant wait. My favorite season is now winter!

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                        Two year's and 60,000 Km Review

                        ★★★★★ 5/5
                        AlastairG
                        8 months ago
                        This is my second review, the first one was two years ago. I have driven over 60,000 km's on these tires through every possible adverse weather condition on a regular journey from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada across the Rocky Mountains, taking mountain passes at 5,800 feet, driving up and down winding mountain roads to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I have done this route many times throughout the last two years and even at -45C in the worst blizzards in an old two wheel drive Mercedes with traction control. Never have I slipped, never have I been stuck, these are the most amazing tires, sure footed, safe and confident and I still have tons of tread left for another winter. I have made videos and posted them on Facebook cruising at 120km/h in the ice and snow praising these tires. My friends say that they love my videos and my testimonies are the best. I am now launching a new business and am outfitting my fleet of AWD delivery vans with the all weather all terrain Nokian ROTIIVA AT as I want to run them all year round and we are on the worst roads in Canada. I feel 100% confident in these, and also the service I have received from Kal Tire has been epic. I cannot recommend these high enough, if you have a high performance car, or any car, you want the power to meet the road with no slipping, and safely get you to where you want to go with no issues. Look no further, buy them.

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                          Best tires ever!

                          ★★★★★ 5/5
                          Jessedelabelleprovince
                          7 months ago
                          Had Nokian R3 and Haka 9. Had to drive in blizzard often in the province of Québec. Garranty for life, I had a proble. going into a big hole and broke my right front tire. They replace it with a new one and only charge 40.00 considerating it was a three years old tire. In criticsl sitautions where drivers were off the road after losjng control, the haka 9 kept going so easily. The rally drivers fron LaChute all drive their personnel car with Nokian. No need to say more!

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                            The Hakkapiiletta 9 studded are exceptional!

                            ★★★★★ 5/5
                            Sandman64
                            7 months ago
                            I just got home from a 150 mile road trip after a blizzard here in Colorado. The road conditions ranged from wet but clear, 3 to 4 inch heavy wet slush, ice and packed snow. Temperature ranged from 12F to 22F. The vehicle, a 2015 Subaru Legacy. The roads were secondary state highways, and interstate highways The Hakkapiiletta 9 studded tire performed flawlessly. I had complete confidence in its road handling capabilities. I can compare them to General Altimax Artic, unstuded which perform well, on my daughters Impreza. I will put Nokians on all of my families vehicles from now on.

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                              A bit of noise on dry pavement but.....

                              ★★★★★ 5/5
                              Androidian
                              6 months ago
                              I live in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. We have changeable road conditions continuously from Sept. to May. These tire are extremely good at handling all the changes. Packed snow, black ice, bare pavement, thick ice and deep snow are no problem for the Hakka 9. Amazing!

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                                Great Winter Tire but with one major flaw

                                ★★☆☆☆ 2/5
                                Rednecknerd
                                7 months ago
                                I bought thease tires about a week ago, Initially I was very impressed with the treadpattern and the studs. The tire is uncomparible to anything i have ever drivin on ice. the one flaw, I have found with thease tires are the handling. I went from an old winter tire to the Hakkapleiitta 9 and my car feels very boat like, its almost like the sidewall is to thin. As I said, they are incredible winter tires, I was just expecting the handiling characteristics would be better.

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                                  Gets me where I need to go in Maine winters.

                                  ★★★★★ 5/5
                                  melinuxfool
                                  7 months ago
                                  I bought these for the Winter 2018 season from a local tire shop in Bangor, Maine, after reading about them online. I drive a 2005 Pontiac Vibe, front wheel drive and have had other studded winter tires on the car before, but it just never felt like it had as much grip in the snow as I would have liked, until I equipped it with the Hakkapeliitta 9's. I work on the coast of Maine, at the foot of a rather steep hill. There is no way home from work but up, and no room to get a run for the hill, either. These tires pull me up that hill with no problem, every time, with little to no wheel spin at all. It almost feels like I'm driving a four-wheel drive! More importantly, though, when I go down that hill on the way to work, is that the car STOPS when I need it to as well.

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                                    Losing studs like crazy

                                    ★★★☆☆ 3/5
                                    Protegestef
                                    3 months ago
                                    This is my second year running hakkapeliitta 9 suv and i’ve lost over half my studs on all 4 tires. Great tires my im seriously regretting buying the studded version since they are shedding away

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                                      NOKIAN WINTER TIRE HANDLING ADVICE

                                      ★★★★★ 5/5
                                      MENDONJOE
                                      7 months ago
                                      I HAVE SOLD AND USED NOKIAN TIRES FOR OVER 35 YEARS. THEY ARE THE BEST! I HAVE NOTICED THAT SOME CUSTOMER MAY COMPLAIN OF FUNNY HANDLING ON SOME VEHICLES. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR TIRE PRESSURES ARE WITHIN SPECIFIED LIMITS.

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                                        The BEST Snow/Ice tire purchase I have made!

                                        ★★★★★ 5/5
                                        AH102
                                        5 months ago
                                        My wife will not drive in the winter without them.

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                                          Simply the best winter tires I have ever own!

                                          ★★★★★ 5/5
                                          Pakko99
                                          3 months ago
                                          I've bought several winter tires over the years, always looking for the best ones. I found it!

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                                            Best winter traction.

                                            ★★★★☆ 4/5
                                            BigD
                                            2 months ago
                                            Went from Hakka 7 to the Hakka 9. Improved traction in deeper snow for my AWD minivan. Both sets were studded. I did have a defective tire. It had a pin hole and was flat a few hours after they were installed.

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                                              Yes, I recommend this product
                                              No, I don't recommend this product

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