Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

I read and reviewed many tires when it came time to kick the OEM Continental units to the curb on this 2010 VW Jetta Wolfsburg with 6-speed. When reading the reviews, it was apparent who the better companies were. Michelin, consistently lead all reviews for this particular size and application. For me, getting the very best tire for my family was my task as...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Another great tire from Michelin. Had the Xi2 on last Jetta, now the Xi3 has improved even on the previous model. Agile on dry roads, incredible in deep snow, while maintaining low noise levels and great ride quality. If you want the best, you want Michelin. Lasts much longer than friends' Blizzak tires!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

this is an early review after just 2 days of having tire. 2 days of lots of rain. WOW did these tires make a huge diff on our 2009 jetta (we replace almost new bf goodrich ta touring which we hated). initial impressions are WOW what a smoother ride, nicer over bumps and impressive rain performance from standing start, stopping, and fast corning. these tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I purchased these tires for my wife's Jetta because we wanted something that was as safe and money could buy without going broke. The previous tires were a set of Michelins that were low rolling resistance and they were noisy and would cause the car to slide all over the place in the snow. Not these tires! They perform very well in light snow and fresh...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

This is our 2nd set of hankook optimo. As far as car tires (idk about truck tires) these are the best bang for your buck. Sad day when your wife passes you in her jetta, middle of winter in your 4x4 suv! Our first set was 65k miles old and still had 60% tread left, when we sold it (passat 1.8t) and bought the current tdi. We bought new shoes for the tdi...  Read More

Winter Tires for Volkswagen Jetta

As Volkswagen continues to gain momentum in the North America market, winter / snow tire selection for these vehicles has become a very hot topic. We often get the question, "What winter tire should I install on my VW?" My family vehicle is a VW Jetta TDI, and living in Northern Indiana, I need to be prepared for ice, snow and all of the fun that comes with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

My Jetta Sportwagen came standard with 17 Conti ProContact tires. They were well used up by 50,000 miles. I liked the Conti tires due to good responsiveness and cornering/braking. The Contis were always quite poor in snow, but since I also have a 4x4 available, not a big issue.The first thing I noticed with the Pirellis is the sudden quiet on the highway! It...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

I've only had these tires for a week, but wow what a difference! I got this car with the OE Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 and was shocked by it's poor performance. With traction control on in the rain, it was normal to have the car hesitate as the rear tires fought for traction. With TC turned off, well, it was a wild ride indeed. Lots of fun but very dangerous for...  Read More

The Best Run-Flat Tire for Your Passenger Car: Bridgestone's DriveGuard

Imagine you're on a family vacation traveling with your spouse and children. After a long day of activities, you are heading back to the hotel for some relaxation. The whole family is tired and just ready to get out of the car. Just a few more miles on this busy highway and you'll be there. Suddenly, you hear the sound of a tire blowout.    With conventional ...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

We went from a 4wd Jeep to a 2wd Jetta the day before we got our first big snowfall of the season. Blizzak WS70 tires on my Jetta took me places in snow I would go to only in my Jeep. It gave my wife a level of confidence of driving I have never seen in her before in her 15 years of winter driving. There is a lot of talk about the tire being loud, which I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I have only had these tires a short time, but we got hit with about 8 inches of snow so far this storm. With OEM Continental All Season tires I was skating around in my Jetta Sportwagen in any amount of snow. After the first storm this season I ordered a set of the Altimax Arctic snow tires mounted on new rims. Boy am I glad I did, today's storm was a few...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I took delivery of the Sportwagen in October 2010. The OEM tires were new when they faced their first snowy season in Connecticut. I was constantly checking tire pressures because the handling in the lite snow and dry was terrible. I resigned my self thinking, Be glad with the TDI but the Sportwagen is no handler.This winter is above average for snowfall in...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

We bought two sets of these (see comments about our '11 Jetta...literally the same experience as these). Wolfy has 124K on the odometer and is well maintained by my son and I. Although we'e from the Chicago metro area, this vehicle is currently residing in Brookings SD (Go Blizzard!). We had originally installed Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S tyres on the OE BBS...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02

Replaced the OEM tires with a set of Michelin Pilot A/S 3 after less than one month of ownership because I don't want to die. Suggest you do the same. Driving in the rain was like skating on ice. The Michelins make the Jetta ride, handle and brake like it's supposed to (I've had three Jettas, two Passats, three Golfs). Would have replaced with the EL400 with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

These came on my 2003 Jetta TDI, with 10000 miles on them, I've put another 57000 miles on them. I rotate, not as often as I should, so i'm at 5/32 on front, and 7/32 on rear currently, with more highway, but still a very good city amount of driving. Tires have great traction, I have the diesel engine, alittle heavier than the gas, but has good braking, dry...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

I purchased this tires for replacement on the old Goodyear RA-S tires on June 2013 for my VW Jetta.I had them for almost 8000K it was still like new no visible worn on my Pirelli TiresI had it for about 6 months before changing car. It was a very good tires, on wet roads and dry condition, no hydroplaning experiences Great Cornering and good stopping power....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02

These tires were pretty much total crap. Had a set on a 2006 Civic, ran them one winter then put on dedicated winter tires. The Bridgestones got about 30K miles then were totally bald. I'm sure Honda saved $20 each on the tires, but they aren't worth a nickel. I also have a set on my 2011 jetta TDI Sportwagen (also factory OEM) and they have about 20K and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

The tires have been used on my 2006 VW Jetta TDI for approximately 40k. I have read all the reviews specific to this Continental Extreme DSW tire. Personally, this tire is the best performance all season tire for THIS car. However, having said that, I will tell you that I base my air pressure on the tire manufactures suggestioned recommendations -up to 51...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

These tired replaced the (horrible) stock tires on my 2012 Jetta SE. Living in New England I wanted a high performance all-season tire for spirited summer drives as well as harsh winter commutes and/or ski trips. These tires have only lost traction once, in poorly plowed slushy city conditions - and have been great in dry, wet, and light snow. They have been...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

These tires are great in the snow. The ABS rarely activated under normal braking, and there was sufficient traction to keep up with 4x4 trucks from a stop. I took the Jetta for a 2 hour drive in 9 of snow and honestly had no problems starting or stopping. My wife even noticed a difference and said she never wanted all-season tires for winter again. I had the...  Read More