Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.09
 
 

2014 Audi A7 Sedan 3.0T
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Miles driven on tires: 1,100
Location: Brookline, MA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,100 Miles on Tires
January 29, 2014

switched from OEM Eagle LS2, admittedly not a great tire, and difference was immediate. responsiveness of the car is vastly improved: cornering, breaking, acceleration, it all feels markedly better... steering feel is very strong and gives the driver more confidence

could be better in snow. ok in light snow you can get around being careful & taking it easy, but you're probably not gonna feel too safe having these tires if you live somewhere you have to drive on unplowed streets frequently or in heavier snow as it gets slippery

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Latitude Tour HP

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Latitude Tour HP Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.82
 
 

2011 Audi Q5 2.0T
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Miles driven on tires: 24,000
Location: Durango, CO
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 24,000 Miles on Tires
February 02, 2014

Decent handling, terrible wear. The OEM tires on my wife's Audi Q5, driven gently for less than 25K miles, and completely shot. I've been a Michelin fan for decades and always defaulted to te brand, but not this time. Maybe the aftermarket version of the tire is better, but buyer beware; I'm not taking the chance.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2002 Audi A4 3.0 Quattro
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Marysville, OH
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
February 03, 2014

Excellent winter tire. Provides great confidence while driving in poor winter conditions. They have great response and low road noise. I cannot comment on the wear yet because I've only drive a few thousand miles on them. Will definitely buy another set.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax Arctic Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.73
 
 

2001 Audi A6 2.7T
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Miles driven on tires: 1,500
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
December 16, 2013

Took these through their paces in a few nice snowfalls & they did not disappoint. Un-plowed road with spirited driving had very little slipping or sliding. Grip from a stop was excellent. When turning, she went where the tires were pointed & held a solid line. Major upgrade over all-seasons even with the Quattro AWD. Very happy with the purchase.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop Winter MaxxReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.55

2003 Audi RS6
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: East Fallowfield, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
January 02, 2014

I have had the opportunity to drive with these tires in in every type of weather condition from dry, ice packed snow, 5 inch deep snow, and everything in between. Most of my driving has been highway driving and these tires performed well. These tires are absolutely winter tires and you must keep that at the forefront of your mind. I drive a high performance car and I had a chance to race another car with these tires. The tires let me know that they are not made for racing because they were unstable at speeds over 115 mph. Hard to stop. The tires became very unstable. However, when I use them for what they are design to do I felt very confident and safe on the road in any type of weather. I was reluctant in buying these tires because there were no stats on these tires but the sales tech at Tire Rack gave them a good recommendation and my budget convinced me to give them a try. Not a bad tire. Actually they are very good.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.62
 
 

2011 Audi A4 2.0T quattro
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Miles driven on tires: 15,000
Location: Woodbridge, VA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 15,000 Miles on Tires
February 06, 2014

I've had these tires for a bit over 15K miles and am nothing but pleased with them. They do everything I expected them to do, and do it very well. The biggest surprise/bonus has been the wet weather performance. I drove them through so VERY heavy rain storms over the summer, and I never once hydroplaned or felt unstable. And the grip in the wet was great. In the dry they also perform very well. I save the aggressive driving for the track (dedicated track car), but "having fun" on some on/off ramps and some back roads really shows how well these tires grip in the dry. The only downside I've had was that they were pretty loud when new. Louder than I expected, but quieted down after about 1K miles. They're still slightly on the loud side, but nothing extreme or bothersome. Overall, a great tire for the price and would definitely recommend and buy again.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.18
 
 

2011 Audi A4 2.0T quattro
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Miles driven on tires: 1,500
Location: Ferndale, MI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
February 02, 2014

The Continental PureContact replaced the OEM Pirelli P6 4Seasons. The Pirellis were very much at the end of their useful life as the first snow of the season demonstrated. I have had Continental ProContacts in the past and liked them. My first significant trip with them was a week after I got them on a 400 mile round trip with mostly highway miles. The good: The PureContacts are good in the snow and wet. Handling is good and the ride is better than the Pirellis. The not so good: They are fairly noisy around town and the noise increases significantly at freeway speeds. At 80mph+ there is a vibration and a howl. The vibration and howl get worse as speed increases. I have had the tires rebalanced since and it has not improved the noise, vibration or howl. Maybe an alignment will improve all three of these issues, but there was no vibration or howling with the Pirellis just prior to their replacement. Maybe the road noise, vibration and howling will get better as the ambient temperature increases, but I am doubtful.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season

Thursday, February 6, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.2
 
 

2011 Audi A4 2.0T quattro
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Avon Lake, OH
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
February 05, 2014

Have been a Tire Rack customer for almost 20 years. Have purchased about 200 tires in that time! These P Zero Nero's are the first Pirellis....don't know why. I drive fast and I don't care much about tire wear because I buy speed rated tires and change them out by 30,000 miles. Live in Ohio so I buy High-Performance All Season tires. This winter has delivered approximately 5' of snow and it's only February!! Had to write a review...these tires are simply the best tires I have owned for snow and wet!! Can say for sure they beat Pole Positions(and they are properly rated higher)in bad weather. I have them at 7 or better in snow/wet. I am confident you would find them dead quiet and smooth at....let's just say around twice the legal limit. Can't wait to put them on '13 Tiguan AWD and '11 328ix!! Thanks Tire Rack! I'll be back!!!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.18
 
 

2005 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Allegan, MI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
January 11, 2014

Since I have put these tires on the weather in Michigan has been BRUTAL . extreme cold , deep snow , ice .. everything you can think of . Now back to wet right around freezy temp . I am blown away by the performance of these tires & I have had them on various vehicles for 10 + years . Maybe 4 + sets on trucks , SUV's etc . Yes the Audi has AWD but it is not true AWD it is Torsen . Anyway I have a slight slope on my drive maybe 20* . Tonight I stop on the max slope on a frozen patch Complete ice ) to see what happens driving up hill . Zip ... no problem right into the garage .. not even traction control comes on . Then early this week we get 18 " in 2 days . Plow guy truck breaks , I back right out turn around & gone , no lie . Get em they are worth every penny & fairly quiet also . I am an engineer in auto for 30 years & completely without bias .
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Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.91
 
 

2013 Audi TT 2.0T Quattro Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Park City, UT
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
December 31, 2013

I live in a mountain resort community. Winter tires are a necessity and are mounted on all my vehicles over half the year. I have used Dunlop Wintersports for about 13 years and their performance meets and often exceeds my expectations. Their only limitation is the ground clearance of my Audi.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2013 Audi S8
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
Location: Newport, RI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
December 17, 2013

My original tires were the source of considerable dissatisfaction. Even though they were summer tires, the noise level on rougher roads was unacceptable. So I was very pleasantly surprised when I purchased these winter tires and discovered that they were actually quieter than the summer tires! They probably lose in dry road performance, but in southern New England there are not a lot of dry roads in the winter.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.73
 
 

2007 Audi A8
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Miles driven on tires: 3,200
Location: Glenview, IL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,200 Miles on Tires
September 02, 2013

Replacement for OEM P6. Exceptional noise and ride comfort. Improved traction in both wet and dry. Fuel economy improved 1-2mpg on hwy-27mpg@70mph. We have logged over 10- 2000+ mile hwy trips so data is reliable for my car. Steering response just average but well suited for a large sedan. Also considered Potenza RE970AS but poor winter performance . From owner feedback, RE970 appears to have higher performance but ultimately eliminated for poor winter performance(owner feedback). Serenity Plus is a great selection for the A8. Will followup after cold/snow miles accumulated.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.1
 
 

2007 Honda Odyssey
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Etters, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
December 11, 2013

I really like this tire for my 07 Honda Odyssey. The tire was one of the best I had on the car as far as handling goes, very good in dry and rain for this style of car. It is OK in the snow but no all season tire is as good as a snow tire, they just don't compare. This tire has good steering response. The original tires were Dunlops (just OK but would never buy again) and then I tried Goodyear Assurance Triple Treads (very bouncy, poor handling, good mileage, would not buy again). I cannot rate on tire wear (not enough mileage). So far it has given me the firmest best handling I have had on the car but it is a Honda Odyssey so the car has limits. These tires on an all wheel drive would probably give better results (I have an Audi). The tires were supposed to give better gas mileage but I did notice any difference.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2004 Audi TT 3.2 Quattro
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Miles driven on tires: 400
Location: Stanwood, MI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 400 Miles on Tires
December 06, 2013

Replaced noisy, hard riding Potenzas (25% tread life left) with these, and now have these on our other 2 Audis (A4 models), too. Am enjoying much quieter, smoother ride... glad to be back in Contis again for my car, just in time for winter driving. Look forward to seeing how many miles I can get on these PureContacts, as all our other Continental tire models have given us good tread life, smooth and quiet performance in all weather conditions. For our driving needs there is not a better tire for the price.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.1
 
 

2011 Audi A4 2.0T quattro
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Andover NJ
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
January 31, 2014

The noise level of these tires is not much higher than the Pirelli's I have for the summer. I can feel a slight differance in stability but the ride is not bad at all. Get into the nasty stuff and they are simply amazing on the Audi. I have a Nissan Titan 4x4 with new Firestone destination tires also. The Audi with the Blizzaks puts it to shame in the snow and ice. Great winter tires!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.18
 
 

2000 Audi TT Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 35,575
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 35,575 Miles on Tires
November 30, 2013

I drive larger rim summer tires but for winter now on my 4th of the Dunlop so I am a believer. Get about 35,000 per set. The perfect compromise: excellent in snow, slush, very very good on dry highway, good on ice. Great price. However, I have Blizzak on my wife's SUV since most of her driving is local and my primary concern would be stopping at icy intersections. Both seem the equal in snow, hwy handling easily goes to the Dunlop, ice capability to the Blizzak

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.82
 
 

2004 Audi A6 4.2
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Morgantown, WV
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
January 24, 2014

Best all season tires on the market!!!!
Excellant tires. Have them on all 6 of my cars.
Highly recommend!!! AAA+

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle RS-A

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Eagle RS-AReviewer's Overall Rating: 6.18

2010 GMC Acadia
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Oconomowoc, WI
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
September 05, 2012

Thes came standard on my new GMC Acadia. My 2002 Audi A6 Avant quattro may have spoiled me because I did a lot research in selecting a set of replacement tires for it. The Audi is an absolute tank in the snow. Though, I suspect the Acadia's AWD system it not quite as good as quattro, the Acadia with the GY RSA's is really disappointing. Hope to remedy that with a set of replacement tires of a different brand.

Michelin Pilot Super Sport Still Number One

Thursday, January 16, 2014 by Marshall Wisler

Having been on the market for over a year-and-a-half, the Michelin Pilot Super Sport still reigns supreme as the highest-rated tire in the Max Performance Summer category. While certain tires may occasionally hold the top spot for a few months, it's quite a rare feat to see such prolonged dominance. 

Frankly, I'm not surprised as this tire was a favorite among the staff during internal testing. Turn-in is crisp, the tire feels nimble, has great breakaway characteristics and an amazing grip level for a 300 treadwear street tire. While sometimes a little higher in price-point than others in its class, this tire really does deliver it all. In addition to being a solid performer, it has also received superior scores for treadlife, ride quality and noise quality. 

Here is a taste of what some of our customers are saying about their experience with the tire:

"The best tires I have ever used for road handling, performance and wear!" -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2007 Lexus GS450h

"These are by far the best tires I've ever had. They're quiet and soft. Great ride. Excellent value." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2009 Porsche 911 Carrera S

"Excellent tires! I'm able to corner without hesitation and full confidence. The steering response is great and the tire wear is excellent. I will be buying these tires again, no doubt!" -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2009 Audi A5 3.2

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Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Friday, January 10, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.91
 
 

2014 Audi Q5 3.0 TDI
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Stockton Springs, ME
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
January 08, 2014

Having used Blizzak's on my other vehicles (Subaru STi - MB C350) it was a natural choice to try the new DM-V1. Living in Maine with lots and snow and even more ice, these tires are FANTASTIC. With realistic speeds, these tires will get you to where you need to be without the white knuckle ride. I have recommended these tires over and over again.