Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

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Vehicle: 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Limited
Miles Driven on Tires: 200
Location: Franklin, TN
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Continental ExtremeContact DWS
Follow-Up Review: 600 miles on tires
May 23, 2011
My wife loves the DWS tires. Says the Tribeca finally drives and rides like it should have when it was new. She is very pleased with the responsiveness. I am very pleased also w/ the tires, but find there is a slight delay to steering inputs. Also, if the car sits for mult days, there is some flat-spotting that quickly resolves. As best I can tell from the dash MPG display, the mileage is slightly better, but there are many MPG variables. Will post back when we have more rain experience and next winter if it snows. But overall, as a 30 yr Michelin guy, the tires are all I hoped for and improved the ride, traction, comfort, mileage, and hopefully treadwear.
Initial Review: 200 miles on tires
May 07, 2011

Ordered in Aug 2010. Arrived May 2011. Bought a fifth tire just in case. First non-Michelin tires in 30 yrs.

Very low miles, but seems to be all I hoped. Ride is much improved. Tires are very quiet. Directional stability is improved. OEM Goodyears caused constant steering adjustments which was fatiguing. Steering response is excellent. Hoping for improved MPG.

First miles were on an interstate under construction on a very windy day. It did seem the stability in the wind or the rough pavement was less than ideal. Or maybe it was the sidewalls that some have been concerned about, although there has been no other sidewall concerns. Presently running the 33F/32R Tribeca door placard PSI.

Still awaiting a downpour to test the wet traction.

I'll add to this review when I have more experience.

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