Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Friday, December 28, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWSReviewer's Overall Rating: 9

2007 Audi A3 2.0T
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Dallas, TX
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
November 30, 2012

I've had these on my A3 for 1/2 year - about 10K miles. They were astounding when I first drove them. The difference between these and the stock Pirelli 4 season is like comparing a BB gun and a 1911 in .45cal. They are so quiet, so smooth, so predictable. They are a touch on the soft side for very quick direction changes but for a refined small to medium sports car you can't beat the comfort and handling. They also stick extremely well for an all season tire. They enjoy rain but I haven't had a chance to try snow yet. Maybe this winter in N.Texas. The ONLY thing I may do is try the DW's next but it's hard to beat the longevity of these babies. At 10K I still can see the "DW and S" imprinted in the tread face (the indicator the wears to tell you when the tire is no longer optimal for Dry, Wet, or Snow). Comfort, Traction, Milage, Quiet... what ELSE do you want?? Low prices? OK - got that too!
BTW - My A3 is only a 2wd and modified to aprox 305hp & 335ftlb tq and these tires do an admirable job of handling that power with just the front two handling the power to the road. AWESOME!

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