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|Continental ContiProContact||Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8|
2007 Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan
|Miles driven on tires:||20,000|
Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
Tires are on a car that I drive on average 80-90mph on the highway every time I'm on it. The car was bought used with 44k mi and I now have 65k mi with the same tires on the car. I don't know how many miles were on the tires before I bought it so there could be more! I do know this: These are LRR grand touring tires but perform like high performance tires. I've got at least another 10k mi. before I MIGHT have to change them out. In the snow, I only slid in slush because I was testing it's performance. In the rain, I can consistantly take off ramp curves at 50mph without drama. They've only recently once acted like they wanted to hydroplane while I was doing 85mph in a downpour. Slowing down stopped that. I did have an issue with air escaping one of the tires but filling the tires with N2 solved that. I take turns consistently around 35mph in the city and I don't have a problem with grip, even when city streets are wet. This (and any tire's) performance is greatly affected by incorrect tire pressure. They were squealing when cornering for a couple of days after I left the shop and checking my tire pressure, I found the dealer pumped up my psi. Reducing it to the correct pressure eliminated that. Last week to S. Carolina, they stuck firmly to the road as I was doing 90mph through the curves of W. Virginia and when I had to swerve (not careen) around a pail rolling around in the road.