Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

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Vehicle: 2002 Audi A6 Avant Quattro
Miles Driven on Tires: 600
Location: Ithaca, NY
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
General Altimax HP
Follow-Up Review: 20,000 miles on tires
March 21, 2012
After 20K, these tires are still very quiet. It is amazing how quiet they are and I am always bothered riding in other cars with their tires' road noise after becoming accustomed to the silence I experience. I have not noticed any wandering issues that others have spoken of but I do not do as much highway as I used to. I was a bit disappointed in their snow performance....these are NOT snow tires by any stretch. I usually change to snows for the winter, but decided to give these a try as they were one of the highest rated for snow in their category. With an Audi, take-off from a stoplight in snow is a non-situation,,,one just goes forward. With these tires, it took a second or two to hook up. Stopping was the same thing, a lot of sliding and ABS before control is acheived... far less confidence than with snows. I dared not push them around corners, instead I tip-toed like a 'pedestrian' 2WD car...not what Audi ownership is about, and you Audi owners know what I'm talking about! But their strong suit is quiet and water performance so trashing them for winter performance isn't very fair...but now I know, and will change to snows in the future...I would definitely buy these again
Initial Review: 600 miles on tires
April 29, 2010

I have not had these tires long, but I am amazed as to how quiet they are. I chose them for their quiet scores as well as their overall performance scores and I am very pleased with their quietness. I have not really tested their other performance catagories yet. I hope they continue to perform as expected. I will be interested in their 15K+ mile performance as some have said tires with this tread design start to 'wander' on the highways around that mileage.

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