Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

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Vehicle: 2006 Dodge Charger SXT
Miles Driven on Tires: 350
Location: Rockford/ Chicago area, IL
Driving Condition: Mostly City
Driving Style: Spirited
General Altimax HP
Follow-Up Review: 6,350 miles on tires
January 16, 2009
These tires have not disappointed in the snow. While they are obviously not snow tires they have outperformed the Continentals that were previously on the car. I no longer fear driving my Charger in the snow as I did last year prior to purchasing these Altimax's.
Initial Review: 350 miles on tires
August 17, 2008

Very early initial review: Purchased these tires after being extremely pleased with the set of General Altimax RT's on my wife's vehicle. So far, these tires appear superior to the Continentals they replaced on my Charger in every aspect that can be currently evaluated. If I get better treadwear (it would be impossible not to) and decent traction in the snow, they are superior in everyway to the Continentals.

I don't understand why there is such a huge disparity in quality between the two brands considering Continental owns General. I'm not going to complain though seeing as how these Generals are around 40% cheaper than comparable tires. I've said it before, but these tires are easily the best tire for the money.

I will write another review after winter to report on the snow traction/handling.

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