Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

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Vehicle: 2005 Mazda MAZDA3 s 5-Door
Miles Driven on Tires: 25,000
Location: ADA, OH
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Average
Continental ExtremeContact DWS
Initial Review: 25,000 miles on tires
April 26, 2013

Overall, a pretty solid tire. I put about 25,000 miles on this set, regularly rotated, and they did me proud. I live in Ohio, so snow is an inevitability, but it's not frequent enough to need dedicated winter tires in my opinion. So a good set of winter-capable all-seasons is a must, and I think these meet that requirement. Rain traction is also excellent, even if you hit a huge patch of water, these tires would shed it near instantly. Cornering is a bit mushy, the sidewalls aren't very stiff, but I never noticed terribly due to how nimble my Mazda 3 was.

Overall I would recommend this tire to anybody who has an average driving style, but if you're aggressive, you will hate the mushiness through the corners.

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