Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TerrainContact A/T

2k update from Prescott..have had tires for 1 month now and have about 2k miles on tires. About a 50 city/45 highway/5 off road split. Tires continue to perform well. I can comment on highway performance now after a couple of ski trips and a trip to Las Vegas. I would say the tires are a bit louder than the OEM tires but not annoyingly so. It is almost like...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I bought these Sumitomo tires as their specifications (AAA - 600 tread wear) H rated were similar to the top Michelins, Continentals etc specs and were almost half the price. I haven't been disappointed. It a well made, top quality tire at a great price and I'm very happy with the tire performance and the savings!!! It was also very easy through TireRack to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Sumitomo HTR A/S P02 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I bought these Sumitomo tires as their specifications (AAA - 600 tread wear) H rated were similar to the top Michelins, Continentals etc specs and were almost half the price. I haven't been disappointed. It a well made, top quality tire at a great price and I'm very happy with the tire performance and the savings!!! It was also very easy through TireRack to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Indy 500

I recently purchased these tires to replace my Continental DWs, and they are awesome. I drive on a lot of twisty backroads with wet patches and so far these tires have been excellent. I just did a 1,000 mile car rally with these and they performed flawlessly in the dry and wet and were quiet. On top of all that, they look really good with a nice round...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

This was a very disappointing tire. Performance-wise it was swell. No complaints. Tire wear wise. Possibly the worst I have ever had/seen. And this isn't my first few sets of tires. Bought and used dozens at my age... One year. $900 worth of tire and they made it thru one winter.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

Just replaced my worn Kumho tires with these based on good experience with Continental tires previously and good overall ratings. Find these tires very loud compared to my previous tires on my 08 Prius. Haven't had snow yet so I'm not sure how they will perform but I am quite disappointed in the extra road noise.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Road noise is horrible. Took it to the Mercedes dealer who checked out the whole car, they said the bearings were fine, the tires were balanced and the steering aligned, but because of the aggressive tread that the noise level is very high. Have always been a fan of Continental tires, but they missed on this one.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX

These are OEM for the vehicle. Overall very pleased.After about 35000 miles the tires have developed road noise and currently have approx 6/32nds tread remaining. The major complaint is handling on slush and deeper snow even while tread depth ranged from 9 down to 6 /32nds. This tire & width is prone to hydroplaning, and riding on slush aswell. If you are...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

Big fan of Tire Rack, since 1997 every single tire we have purchased has been from Tire Rack. NOW onto the tire review. WOW! Amazing how this tire performs! We've had mixed snow, rain, and some dry road surface condition. The last set of tires we had, more or less took a dive due to control arms and out tie rod ends needing to be replaced and a 4 way...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Have had these tires for 20,000 miles, and in my opinion offer some of the best dry and wet traction I've experienced. I feel very confident with these tires. So far, wear has been good with proper rotate and balance, pressure, etc. If all goes well, I see 45,000 on these tires. Will update later. As for snow, these have been more than adequate in hard...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Alpin PA4

We are into our third winter with Michelin's on our relatively low mileage Audi S4. The tires have been fine--better than previously owned Dunlops and Continentals (for other cars). My only concern with the Michelins is traction in curves. I've noticed that they are a bit slippery in a snow covered, off- camber turn that we go through frequently. On the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ (H- or V-Speed Rated)

At long last, I've found my tire: an ultra high performance all-season tire that optimizes the performance of Audi's Quattro AWD on trips to the mountains, without numbing the car's handling and steering response on the dry roads that dominate daily driving here in LA. I've only had the Michelins a couple weeks, but immediately took them on a 1,000 mile road...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R

I have only driven these on dry days(only time I take my car out). But they are amazing so far. I have a full exhaust on my air cooled 911 so the car is noisy itself. I don't hear any tire noise. I'm coming off Continental sport contact tires and these blow them out of the water in terms of grip. I can't seem to break the rear end loose anymore even pushing...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

Stop reading reviews on other brands and BUY these tires! I have been a Continental customer for 10 years now and whenever I buy a new car I treat myself and the car to a new set of Conti's. These are by far THE BEST all season they have ever created... It handles everything well from dry, wet, loose gravel, mud and snow! We had a storm today that left 6 and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

As far as wear rating I'll have to come back later since I didn't put a lot of miles on them yet. Wet/dry traction is awesome. I just wish the sidewalls were just a tad stiffer. I finally got to test them out in some heavy snowfall and I am shocked. Good traction and minimal tire slip. I accelerated effortlessly at traffic lights. These tires are made HUGE...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

Compared to the Michelin Defenders they replaced these corner better and have at least as good, if not better, traction on snow and ice. I can't report on durability as they are new, but they can't be worse than the Defenders, which only last 40,000 despite their 90,000 rating. Michelin did give me a nice refund for the mileage shortfall though, so props to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

These Conti True Contacts are the 3rd set of tires on this car. First 2 were Goodyear Assurance ComforTred (not Touring) and Hankook Optimo H727. Both were decent. I got cupping on the H727's and it's too early to tell if that will be an issue on the Conti's - but the wear is very slow so far. After only 17k miles, I love the TrueContacts. They are extremely...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Quiet, comfortable, and capable. My research led me to believe these are best-in-class, and my experience so far supports that conclusion. Sure enough, the tires are a perfect match for the character of the G37xS and my driving style. Excellent grip in both the wet and dry and inspires confidence in corners. I was pleasantly surprised how comfortable they...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Took these up to the mountain and I have gotta say i'am very impressed in the quality of these tires. I initially went in to get snow tires but i was quickly referenced to these all seasons in terms of versatility and performance. I did replace my OEM run flat tires which some people and the dealership advise against, but as long as you monitor tire pressure...  Read More