Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact Sport

I had a fever, and the only prescription was the ExtremeContact Sport. After my set of all-season tires wore out, I decided to step back into a set of summer "Max Performance" tires. I was immediately blown away with the new Contis. Their exceptional responsiveness quickly brought life back to this 150k mile Miata. That responsiveness is backed-up with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Road test immediately following installation was a mixture of elation and disappointment. Handling definitely much improved, but with substantially increased harshness in ride comfort, and road noise.Followed break-in recommendations, driving carefully for the next 800+ km. Ride comfort improved somewhat. After 1700 km my assessment is performance-wise...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender LTX M/S

I had a set of Nokian WR G3 SUV tires on my previous Subaru and while they gave me great winter performance they were very loud and pretty rough. When I bought the Outback I knew I wanted to replace the factory Bridgestones with something better and I debated about going with a dedicated winter tire but I just didn't want to mess with having to swap tires,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

A winter/snow/ice tire is not the general purchase of a south Texas driver but after rolling my previous vehicle 2 years ago in an ice event in Colorado my wife insisted that I purchase some dedicated winter tires if we drove out to Colorado again. All I can say is thanks for the missus being so insistent. I purchased a set of these tires for our 2015 Subaru...  Read More

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

Will not get 45k out of them. Car sees 60 miles round trip daily. Amazing tire, wont knock it at all! The grip was still VERY good at 3-5/32nds. Down very close to wear bars at 37K, ie 3/32 on out side, 2/32 in center. Used to driving Corvettes and exotics.Great tire if you want southern all season performance, or 90-95% of the Pilot Sport cups while getting...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza

Sorry to say this, but these tires are no longer available 🙁. Sad. They were some of the best and longest lasting tires ive ever had. I got 70000+ miles from them, and coming up on 7 years since I bought them. They have been as far north as upper Michigan, & I live in Key West. Several road trip up north and back as well as from Key West to Miami and Ft....  Read More

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

Right off the bat the two biggest differences between the AS3 and the OEM tires, which wore out in 11K mi, was the handling and wet road performance. The car actually feels lighter on its feet; steering response is much quicker - move the wheel and car responds instantly.I have been able to chirp the tires in a 1st to 2nd gear up shift with traction control...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Ice Zero FR

Got these put on in CT in late October and have been running them since. Had a few small snow falls in CT so far this year and they have performed well. Last week we had 3-4 inches of light fluffy snow and they did have a little sliding with turns entered at greater than 30mph. Stopping distance is good in snow, very good in dry and wet. Haven't had that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II

This review is for the MO rated version of this tire which I purchased for my Mercedes Benz E350 4Matic. As you would expect from the MO rating, these tires ride extremely well with low noise and high comfort levels. The car responds very well with these tires with very good steering feel and tracking. I have noticed no change in fuel consumption. There is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

I have had several types of winter snow tires on my Audi's over the years. I shopped around, read many reviews and took a chance on these tires. My driving style is spirited like I posted so I take that into consideration for any tire I own. I took a chance and purchased the Pirelli Sottozero tires hoping they would have decent dry road manners and at least...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

When the long term winter forecast for Western Washington called for a severe winter by our standards I decided to spring for a dedicated set of winter tires due to my 37 mile one way daily commute. Based on the recommendation of TIRERACK ,I chose a narrower tire with taller sidewall than the stock 205/55 R16. The choice to purchase 195/65 R15 Michellin...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I bought those tires mostly on the basis of other reviews. I didn't want to buy a dedicated snow tire/wheel set for my M5 and wanted something to work in snow and summer.Bottom line, this tire's traction in snow is very decent... On ice, it's not that good as I expected. The ride is soft and cornering isn't that great but again this is an all season tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I waited several months to post this review because I wanted to see how these tires handled my New England winter. I was looking for that utopia of both great summer and winter performance - at speed - and would last a while. I was replacing some very expensive Michelin's which were 90% of the way to that goal - but wore out quickly (which I accept for what...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I've been looking for a good All Season to replace my stock pirellis on my camaro, and I was mainly looking at the DWS for the snow performance because I like to enjoy my car year round and needed my car to atleast be drivable but these tires blew me away! I first got them a day before a snow storm so I really put them to the test and let met tell you that...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06

I drive a 2012 Audi S4 and the tires given to me from the dealership I originally bought the car from were Bridgestone Potenza Pole Position All Seasons. Those tires were very noisy while driving had decent grip in dry and wet conditions but were AWFUL in the snow. I repeat AWFUL in the snow one slight tap on the brakes in light snow and you were skidding...  Read More

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 Michelin Energy Saver LTX

I purchased these tires based on Michelin's reputation. I am a bit biased because I will only buy Michelin tires based on their excellent traction. The tires I replaced were the original tires on my Tacoma 4X4. The original tires were pretty much new, with only 10k miles on them. When I saw The Tire Rack had these Michelin Energy Saver tires on sale, I...  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 Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

I love these tires! I put these on a 2013 Impreza sedan, immediately after I drove off the lot at 11,000 miles. It came with OEM Bridgestones that had 1/3 tread wear, and upon using the on-ramp to drive home, almost immediately broke loose on dry pavement. Next stop was to replace the OEMs with these. Immediately, I was driving an entirely different vehicle,...  Read More