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Re: XL tyres???? Arggghhhhhh
I don't think it's all to do with how much shopping you have in your boot, I expect your Grand Scenic is a bit of a weighty ol' car and if, like mine, it's running 17" wheels with low(ish) profile tyres then there's not much rubber in the side walls to deal with all that weight (which I believe is where the XL tyres are boosted to handle the loads).
When I was shopping for tyres in 99% of cases I was told to stick with the original XL fitment even if that meant I was going to take my business to another supplier, so I knew it wasn't a tyre shop just trying to sell me the more expensive option.
Go for the XL and the peace of mind that goes with it, it'll take more than a few quid to put right the effects of a de-laminated tyre when you're going round a corner on a fast A-road!
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