Date: Mon, 9 Nov 1998 19:59:05 +0200
From: "Jari" <baltazarnopsamfi>
Subject: Re: Snow Tires

NOKIA really IS NOT the same as Hankook +ACEAIQAh- November 9, 1998 FROM: Dennis Gaede, President, Nokian Tyres, Inc. Thank you for your recent Email and inquiry. Nokian is and continues to be the tire manufacturer of our world famous Hakkapeliita winter tires. Hankook does not own our tire division, nor do they manufacture any Nokian products. Your dealer is not only misinformed about Hankook, but also Vredesein Snowtracs. They are in the same league as Nokian winter tires. Gislaved makes an excellent tire but we strongly recommend our Hakkapeliita award winning tires. Please contact us if you require any product literature or more information. Adam P. Brodeur wrote in message +AD4-I was just out shopping for snow tires this afternoon and came across +AD4-some interesting information. I went to a shop with the intent to +AD4-purchase Nokian Hakka 1's. The owner said that after over 20 years of +AD4-carrying Nokian's, he was not selling them anymore because Nokia sold +AD4-the tire division and the tires being sold were manufactured by Hankook. +AD4-He told me that the Vredestein Snowtracs were a far superior tire with +AD4-directional tread and Silicon II technology. I always thought that +AD4-there was no substitue for a deep aggressive tread pattern. I guess +AD4-things change. I was also told that Gislaved made an excellent snow +AD4-tire. So anyways, which tire should I buy? I want a tire that is +AD4-exceptional in deep snow. I'd appreciate any and all responses from +AD4-anyone who's ever owned Hakka 1's, Vredestein Snowtracs, or Gislaved +AD4-NordFrost's. Thanks in advance to all who respond.

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