Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

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Vehicle: 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
Miles Driven on Tires: 29,500
Location: San Francisco, CA
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Continental ContiProContact
Follow-Up Review: 29,750 miles on tires
December 07, 2012
Just thought I'd share this followup:<br><br>Called Continental about the poor tread life and was told they don't honor mileage ratings on OE tires. That is, only product defects are warranted on a pro-rata basis, regular wear and tear is not, no matter how fast it occurs. Isn't this the same product one can buy from Tire Rack though?
Initial Review: 29,500 miles on tires
November 30, 2012

These are the OE tires for my 2010 Golf. As with most OEM tires, you would be much better off replacing them with a nice third party set that would likely be comparable or even better priced. The problems I have with these tires are:

1. Noise level
This is a really noisy tire. Maybe it's all Contis though, because the original Conti tires on my other car, 3 series BMW were annoyingly noisy as well.
2. Treadwear
This is the worst thing about this tire. At almost 30K on the car, tread on these 60K-rated tires is almost completely shot, and this is just a commuter car that never gets pushed to the limit.

A few of other notes.
- never tried going into snow on these (nor would I have in this car anyway)
- wet traction is just okay
- best fuel mileage experienced closer to end of tire life, as expected.

Bottom line: you can do better than these, and definitely do not just buy them because your car had them on when it was new!

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