Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

These tires were rated no:1 when I was looking for new tires for the X3 and since I already had them on a 03' 330i ZHP, I decided to get them. Having all wheel drive and some considerable clearance on the X3, theses tires perform better than expected. It was like driving on regular road when driving in 4-5in. of snow. They are quiet, has an incredible ride...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Mazda's Mazda6

The Mazda6 is Mazda's mid-size car entry offered since 2002. The third-generation hit the streets for model year 2014 as a four-door sedan with options of either manual or automatic transmission. Without a six-cylinder engine option, some may suggest it loses appeal to some people. However, fuel economy numbers in the high 30s will grab your attention. The...  Read More

Best Replacement Tires for Your Subaru WRX

The Subaru Impreza WRX is the high performance variation of the popular compact entry. In its fourth-generation model year of 2011, this rally cross inspired rocket has garnered quite the reputation from shade tree mechanics up through professional drivers.In stock showroom trim, tire size 235/45R17 is the size seen almost exclusively. There are a plethora...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

I bought a 4 tire set 215/45/17 true contacts to replace oem Firestone 740 on a 2015 Toyota Corolla S. First impression is wow! Based my decision on tire rack test and reviews posted here. Tire rack test results match my sentiments rather closely. My opinion here is to compare the performance against what came on the car. Not to bash the firestones, but the...  Read More

Best All-Season and Snow Tires for Your 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE

Does your Jaguar F-TYPE lie parked in the garage during the winter months just begging to be driven? Even a weekend spin is not advisable with sticky summer tires during cold, wintry conditions. The Jaguar F-TYPE is too great a car to store away for months at a time! Performance Winter / Snow tires will give your F-TYPE some grip on cold days and snowy...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

On a previous vehicle I used the older ProContact DWS, but they don't make that tire in this size and this tire has newer technology anyway.Living in Denver, snow traction is extremely important when considering an all season. I had these tires installed in early spring and we've cycled from 80 degree days to two (24 inches of snow) blizzards and these tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

These are the OEM tires on my Subaru Outback. At 25,000 miles the tread is worn to the state of being pretty useless for hydroplaning prevention. I use snow tires for the winter so I expected them to last for a few more years. Will be shopping for something with a more aggressive tread pattern and better wear rating. If the Subaru wasn't so good with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I had a friend who is really into cars help me out. He had great success with these tires on his BMW. Not so much with my Elantra GT. They gave me very little traction for a typical Western NY winter. I ended up getting a set of snow tires for winter, and all seasons for Spring - Fall.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

This is basically the only tire that should be put on a high horsepower, rear wheel drive sports car that needs to be driven in the winter and especially in the snow. For 20 years I purchased nothing but Pirelli P-Zero tires and I always wondered why my rear wheel drive cars ----ed in the snow. The reason why is that those are summer only tires. They also...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I installed 205/55R16 on my 2009 MINI Cooper Clubman S which is slightly taller and wider than the stock 195/55R16. The tires have a slight bubble tire look to them because of this but I've become used to it and still get compliments on my car. There are absolutely no rubbing issues. The tires do not react as quickly to steering inputs as the OE Continental...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

I only have about 4Kmi on these four tires, but I am very happy with their performance, most notably in the snow we had this past winter (2016). They do seem to strike a good balance between wet traction, dry traction, rolling resistance, and road noise. I selected them from moderately priced tires primarily after reading other buyers' reviews. So far, so...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental WinterContact SI

Cont'd from March 18, 2016...My subjective opinion is they really don't cause you more money. As a matter of fact, except for the hassle of swapping wheels and tires (in my case), it is a concept of conservation of tread life, like having a second pair of shoes. You get to wear each pair (first and second pairs) for a longer time-wise. In fact, I also feel...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Ordered from Tire Rack and shipped to dealer for install,05 driver family car, removed Hankook Ventus with 20K miles. That was enough for me ,noisy and they liked to break loose in any amount of Chicago snow and would lift up in the rain, this on an AWD vehicle.I bought DWS 06 because of the TIRE RACK review, the Infiniti dealer service managers...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I have been nothing short of pleased with this tire. My last set were the run flat variety and were harsh riding and noisy and this tire is amazing. I get the same if not better mileage and also the tire is super in the rain and deep water (as much as a low profile FAT tire can be) and is very good in Northern Illinois/Chicagoland winter snows. Some of my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I tried a set of cheaper tires they lasted about a year and were junk so I payed a little more for the DWS's and they have been great, my car is lowered with coil overs and is pretty stiff the DWS tires smooth some of that stiffness out but still handle sharp, they work great in rain and really good in snow during acceleration and cornering, but they don't...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

Short version: 95% of the performance of a summer tire, 95% of the quiet and comfort of a grand touring tire, 90% of the performance of a winter tire. The best all around tire I've found. I have these tires on all my cars, a Chevy Volt, Mercedes SL550, Mercedes E550, and had them on my Mercedes GLK350.In Colorado, conditions can go from dry and warm to snow...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

I have 16K of mixed summer/winter driving on the Continental True Contacts. Winter handling is great in light, medium, and deep snow. Rarely does Traction Control or ABS activate. These are the best all-season winter handling tires I've ever driven on. My previous tires were Bridgestone RE970 AS Pole Position which were amazing in the summer but virtually...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

I drive 90 miles a day to work and these tires have been great. They have held great in spirited exit ramps and provide good traction in rain and snow. The only time they loose traction in rain is higher RPM in first gear while crossing painted lines, they are quieter than the tires that came on my car but not as quiet as I had hoped. I found them on a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental WinterContact SI

I bought these tires based high marks given by a national magazine and they did not let me down. I did drop down a rim size for my winter tire change which I suspect enhanced the ride comfort but most noticeable is how quiet these tires were for a winter snow and ice tread. I drive to snow country every weekend and these tires handled every condition I faced...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

After 56,000 miles the S of the DWS has just started to show signs of being unreadable. These have been the best tires I have ever had as an all season tire. I usually put snow tires on every vehicle but decided to try these in the winter since I put them on in October of 2013. They have been great driving in Wisconsin.   Read More