Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWSReviewer's Overall Rating: 8.91

2009 Honda Fit Sport
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Miles driven on tires: 50,000
Location: Richmond, VA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 50,000 Miles on Tires
January 16, 2013

I purchased these tires to replace the stock tires that came on my Fit after driving them for 50,000 mi. There weren't that many choices in the stock size back in Dec. 2010, and there still isn't. I did some research and learned that people were having luck with playing with the sizes to find a better tire that would still fit and function well.

These tires end up being wider once on the stock sport rims, but I really like the look. I also think the wider width adds to the stability and control of the Fit.

These tires took some getting used to - they handled very differently than the stock ones. At first it felt like the car responded slower to steering turns, but that went away shortly. I think it was actually a feeling of _more_ control in turns.

I am getting to the 110,000 mile mark on my Fit and the Continentals are getting thin. I've never had a problem with them in any weather and I will be buying a replacement set soon.

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