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

Friday, December 6, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.38
 
 

2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
November 18, 2013

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. I definitely will purchased one for my new VW GTI if there were available on my tire sizes. 225/40R18???

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

Friday, December 6, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.5
 
 

2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Valrico, FL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
November 19, 2013

I replaced the RE960's I had on my 2010 Jetti TDI Cup Edition, with these, and was concerned because of the lower price point, thinking I must be giving up something. Every review I read said, "Quietest tires ever" etc. I am totally convinced that this is actually a BETTER tire than the 960's, and about $50 a tire less. I just don't recall my 960's being as quiet as these when new. With the 960's, I got 40,000 miles out of them, but the last 10,000 were quite noisy as they became kinda "chopped". I'll probably experience the same with these, but if they last 30,000 which I fully expect, I'll consider replacing them if they begin to get a little noisy. I just hope they're available when I go to buy them......I won't even bother considering another. Crazy good grip in dry and wet, and quiet, and reasonably priced. What more can you ask for? Also, maintain balance very well......I've had them up to 130mph, and smooth as a baby's butt.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02

Friday, November 8, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 4
 
 

2006 Honda Civic EX Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Papillion, NE
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
March 17, 2013

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 are half tread depth. I'm changing them out at the next opportunity. Bottom line - the car companies save some money and you get a very lousy set of tires. The worst part is that the tires aren't good at anything - equally lousy in all aspects of tire performance. Compared to Michelin X on the Civic and even General Altimax snow tires on my Jetta, they are weak. Avoid these like the plague.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Friday, November 8, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWSReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.09

2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L
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Miles driven on tires: 40,000
Location: Nazareth, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 40,000 Miles on Tires
February 13, 2013

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 psi and NOT the car manufacturer. I run with 43 psi in my tires and do NOT experiense the sidewall flexing some say exists with the tire. I blast through standing puddles and lake type puddles without a problem. I go on and through snow with no problem and go around cars in snow like it is dry pavement. Again, it maybe due to the "car" characteristics i.e. low, solid, feels wide stance etc. The only complaint I would have is the tire tread longevity but really, to obtain the kind of handling in wet, dry and snow this tire will give you, different softer type compound has to be used by the manufacturer. Because I treasure the best all round tire to be on my car, I will choose this tire again because my research does not show at this time another tire exists that is better in the area of wet, dry, cornering and snow like this tire. As a matter of fact, it's time to buy my 16 year old daughter tires on her 2005 Chevy Cobalt and this is what I will order. I'll be right behind her in the replacement of these tires on my VW Diesel that keeps on going strong.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Friday, November 8, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.91
 
 

2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: West Seneca, NY
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
March 14, 2013

Got to have winter tires in the Northeast US and Southern Ontario.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Friday, November 8, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.4
 
 

2012 Volkswagen Jetta SE
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Medord, MA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
March 09, 2013

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 solid on the highway and I have had no vibration or other issues. Having previously run with ultra-high-perf summer tires on an Audi sedan, I have some level of comparison to true high-performance tires. These run a little harder and the rubber is obviously not as sticky - but they are smoother, quieter, and grippier than I expected in an all-season and significantly better than the stock tires I had previously. A great upgrade for a very reasonable price compared to other tires in the category.

I also think the DWS system is simple and genius. So much easier than remembering what that old thing with the penny and Lincoln's head is. One look tells you if you have tread left for each condition.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax Arctic Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.27
 
 

2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI
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Miles driven on tires: 12,500
Location: Wyalusing, PA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 12,500 Miles on Tires
April 10, 2013

This was my second winter with the arctics on my tdi sportwagon. The tires performed flawlessly all winter, for the price you pay you get more for your money than other more expensive tires. If you live in the snowbelt area and do not run seperate winter wheels and tires your only kidding yourself for foul weather performance! I have been running seperate winter/ summer wheel and tire packages from the tire rack since the late 80's! Great people selling great products at reasonable prices!

 

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

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.86
 
 

2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI
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Miles driven on tires: 400
Location: South Portland, ME
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 400 Miles on Tires
April 14, 2013

My car came with Bridgestone EL400s, which were complete garbage. When it was time to take my winter tires off, I decided I didn't want to put the factory tires back on. After a lot of research, I decided on the P7 All Season Plus even though there wasn't much for reviews as of March 2013. These are night and day compared to the Turanzas. The Turanzas were frightening in rain and were still mildly scary even in dry. The P7 ASP tires are the exact opposite of the Turanzas, meaning that they're actually good tires that don't scare me while on my journeys in the car. Since I only have about 400 miles I have no idea what the actual treadlife will be, but so far I like them. They are also a lot less noisy than the factory tires. If I remember, I'll update my review in about a year but so far so good.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.18
 
 

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Yorkville, IL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
April 06, 2013

These are great winter tires. I have a jeep 4x4 and these out perform my wrangler with its all terrain tires in the snow any day. If you are looking for a set of snow tires these are the ones you want.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Thursday, April 11, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin X-Ice Xi3 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.36
 
 

2011 Volkswagen Jetta S
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Miles driven on tires: 6,000
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Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 6,000 Miles on Tires
March 29, 2013

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 choice between my 4x4 Tahoe and the Jetta with these tires, and I picked the Jetta for snow every time.

The tires are slightly squirmy compared to the O.E. tires but that is to be expected from a winter tire. Noise was similar to the O.E. tire.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax Arctic Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.64
 
 

2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
February 22, 2013

Great tire, very quiet, almost forget about the studs. Seem to be wearing better than my previous Firestone's which became Very loud as they wore. At 3000 miles I am very happy with the General Altimax's.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax HP Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.9
 
 

2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Burnsville, MN
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
March 13, 2013

Bought this tire anticipating the worst, but was pleasantly surprised all around. Don't expect it to handle the deep snow very well, however it's not a winter tire so that should not be a surprise. As long as you keep it off the unplowed road after a 5+ inch snow fall you will be good.
It was far quieter than the Continental's these replaced, but does seem a touch softer when cornering.
Overall, for the money, these are the best tires I have purchased.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.6
 
 

2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen SE
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
March 20, 2013

I work in the tire industry and run multiple tires to fully understand all manufactures tread compounds and tire technology. I simply love this tire. One of the best I have experienced in my ever growing tire product testing.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.9 Tdi
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
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Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
March 12, 2013

Great tire for every situation. Absolute confidence in bad weather. One great performer in all conditions.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Fuzion ZRi

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Fuzion ZRi Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.5
 
 

2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
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Miles driven on tires: 100
Location: Lake Saint Louis, MO
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 100 Miles on Tires
March 12, 2013

I just had these tires installed, so far they are great. I haven't really had a chance to push the limits on them since, its still around 40 degrees and its a summer tire. The road noise is minimal, i would say the are just as quiet at the OEM Continental tires. They do have very stiff sidewalls which is nice, when it comes to steering input. If these tires keep up on how good they are doing, ill be mad i didn't purchase another set since they discounted them. If your still able to pick up a set from a tire dealer i would recommended getting them. Tire rack sent these to my door for $300, and i only had to pay $85 for mounting and balancing.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Carving Edge

Monday, March 18, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Winter Carving Edge Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.36
 
 

2003 Volkswagen Jetta GL Tdi
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Des Moines, IA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
March 14, 2013

These tires were an amazing improvement over my all season tires. They do reduce fuel mileage by 3-5%, and have a little more road noise, but that is expected for a heavily siped winter tire. Have around 10k on them now and they still have a lot of tread remaining. Would definitely buy again.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin X-Ice Xi3Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.55

2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Lower Waterford, VT
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
February 12, 2013

I've always used Nokia studded winter tires. I've given up nothing but the noise in switching to the Michelin X-Ice Xi3 XL. Outstanding tire -- don't know how they achieve it.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Wrangler DuraTrac Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.08
 
 

2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L
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Miles driven on tires: 3,500
Location:  
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 3,500 Miles on Tires
February 23, 2013

ON MY 2006 FORD F350 CC DRW 4 WD DIESEL. I WENT OLD SCHOOL AND WITH THE HELP OF THE TIRE RACK CUSTOMER SERVICE STAFF( THANK LESLIE AND ALEX) I MATCHES 4 DURA TRAC REAR AND 2 WRANGLER FRONTS. YES THEY INITIALLY WERE UNSURE OF MY DECISION HOWEVER THE DECISION WAS MY RESPONSIBILITY. MY TRUCK CAME WITH GOODRICH TA'S. THE WERE NICE DRY ROAD TIRES BUT ANY MUD OR SNOW AND THEY BECAME SLICKS. MY COMBO HAS CHANGED THE DYNAMICS OF THIS TRUCK AND ALLOWS ME MORE NON 4WD USE ON MARGINAL ROADS, SAVING FUEL. THANKS AGAIN TIRERACK

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Ultra Grip Winter Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.67
 
 

2006 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L
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Miles driven on tires: 5,500
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,500 Miles on Tires
February 23, 2013

ABSOLUTELY AMAZED BY THE TRACTION COMFORT AND STABILITY THESE TIRE PROVIDE. I CROSS 5 MOUNTAINS TO GO TO WORK AND ROUTEINLY PASS SUVS W/ ALL SEASONS TIRES. I HAVE A LOT OF WINTER DRIVING EXPERIENCE AND HAVE TRIED MANY TIRE COMBINATIONS, HOWEVER THESE ARE SUPERIOR. AND I HAVE NOT STUDDED THEM! AS ALWAYS THANKS TIRE RACK

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

Monday, February 25, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ContiProContact Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.25
 
 

2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
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Miles driven on tires: 26,400
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 26,400 Miles on Tires
February 23, 2013

OE on the car. Traction was good for about 20k miles but wet traction fell off considerably since. At 26k just about 4/32 tread but slips even on damp roads. Uniform wear and rotated regularly. Have always been moderately noisy and really transmit bumps (harsh in fact) but tracks well-not sure it was worth the tradeoffs. Gave low marks since it got less than half the claimed tread life and at this point they are a dry only tire. Got different tires today.