Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Friday, September 21, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Continental ExtremeContact DWSReviewer's Overall Rating: 9.86

2007 Lexus ES350
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Princeton, NJ
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
September 19, 2012

I purchased these tires to replace a set of tires I installed on my car 18 months ago (BF Goodrich Advantage TA). The Goodrich tires are the "worst" tires I have ever driven on (and I've been driving cars for over 30 years). They only had 13,000 miles on them at the time I replaced them, but they were "so bad" in the wet that I could not take the risk any longer. They would hydroplane routinely and break looses in the wet all the time (whether coming off a light or entering/exiting a turn(. It just came down to the fact that I found them to be unsafe. I thought this background would be helpful as I choose the Continental DWS after extensive research looking for a better wet handling tire. While I only have 500 miles on the tires so far, I can say that the difference between the two is "night and day". The Conti's are actually hard to break loose in the wet - even if I floor the car. I am so pleased with these that they will be on the top of my list when I need to replace tires on the other cars in my household. Very impressive wet traction and very good in dry as well.

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