Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

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Vehicle: 2012 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV
4.5
Miles Driven on Tires: 4,000
Location: WESTERVILLE, OH
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Continental ExtremeContact DWS
Initial Review: 4,000 miles on tires
January 03, 2014

Compared to OEM Goodyear Eagle RSA's on my Maxima, these have equal or better noise level and ride comfort, and noticeably better dry and wet traction. I could break the Goodyears loose in a dry parking lot just by tapping the gas, especially going over a pavement seam or bump. I also felt a lot of rear slide taking quick corners on slightly rough pavement. Not so with these Continentals. I haven't been able to slide the rear on dry asphalt, even taking an exit ramp at 85+.

I've driven in plenty of rain and 4-5 times on snow/slush (haven't hit any pure ice so far this year in Ohio). I won't say these stick like glue in wet conditions, but I definitely feel more confident than on the Goodyears.

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