Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2010 Volkswagen GTI
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
June 09, 2014

These tires are great. They are a step up in performance category (max performance) from the Ultra High Performance that I had previously and the difference is remarkable most notably in steering response. They handle great, ride comfortably and are quiet. I would definitely buy them again.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.43
 
 

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI
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Miles driven on tires: 2,500
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 2,500 Miles on Tires
May 05, 2014

Purchased these tires to replace the OE Bridgestone Turanza EL 400-2 marginally worn tires, because of their poor wet handling performance in standing water at highway speeds. In my first 2500 miles with the Continental Pure Contacts, they performed flawlessly in heavy downpours at 70 MPH, and in dry conditions are smoother and quieter-riding than the OE Bridgestones, confirming what others had reported in spite of an agressive tread pattern. Fuel economy so far appears slightly better as well based on a 2500 mile road trip for which I kept detailed records. I was also considering the Pirelli Cinturato P7 A/S Plus, but was concerned that the treadpattern didn't appear to have as significant lateral grooves to evacuate water as the Continentals. I find they are notably more responsive than the OE tires, and would recommend them to anyone who appreciates a quiet, smooth riding tire that also has a high performance capability. My performance reference is based on many years of driving BMWs with high performance tires, and while the Passat does not have the balance and suspension of a BMW, these tires make it a much better car.
I cannot comment on treadware or winter driving characteristics at this point. I have snow tires on dedicated rims, but the "shoulder" seasons give us early or late snow events that are a reality where we live, and I have interrupted a return home trip, stopping overnight at a hotel when an early Fall snowstorm of only 2" made continuing with the OE Turanzas, a hazardous undertaking. From other reviewers' comments respecting snow performance of the Continental Pure Contacts, I would likely have been able to safely continue in a moderate to light snowfall. Extremely pleased so far.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ContiProContact Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.91
 
 

2012 Volkswagen Passat 2.5L
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Miles driven on tires: 19,000
Location: Chicago, IL
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 19,000 Miles on Tires
May 21, 2014

This tire came as OEM on my 2012 VW Passat. I have driven this car in the city and on the highway in both Chicago and Dallas, TX and found the tires to be far superior to most other tires, especially the Hankook OEM tire used by VW on the Passat. My advice is this... if you are buying a Passat make sure it has the Continentals and NOT the Hankooks!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.57
 
 

2013 Volkswagen Golf TDI
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Miles driven on tires: 100
Location: Dallas, TX
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 100 Miles on Tires
May 19, 2014

Firstly I want to say that this tires "some" things right...but more wrong! I bought these after reading all of the glowing reviews about the comfort and noise levels being very good with these tires. I have to say they are good..."up to about 50mph", then all -------- breaks loose! Noise, tramlining, rough, and squirmy?!? I had to slow to 70mph because the car would vibrate so much. Lot's of hopping at highway speed...which I hear can happen on a Golf VI on 18's unless the tires are right. These tires were put on after a factory VW alignment and a Hunter road force balance so I know it wasn't that. I really wish these tires had the highway manners that they had at low speed because they were awesome cruising around city streets. Anyway, I ordered some Michelin AS/3's so we will see what happens when these go on.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.55
 
 

2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
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Miles driven on tires: 42,847
Location: Gansevoort, NY
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 42,847 Miles on Tires
May 15, 2014

After 4 sets of DWS on the Honda Accord, I tried them on the VW JSW Tdi. I was commuting 100 miles/4 days and 60 mile/3 days in town with excellent results. The only thing I've noticed with these tires is flat spots (put of round) if not slightly over inflated - especially in extreme cold/heat. Would get a "thump thump" every rotation for the first few miles and it would gradually dissipate.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Monday, July 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Premier A/S Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.88
 
 

2014 Volkswagen Jetta
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Miles driven on tires: 2,950
Location: Mishawaka, IN
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 2,950 Miles on Tires
May 28, 2014

Excellent wear, still look like new. Overall wet traction is great, and hydroplane resistance is excellent. Still enjoying the overall quiet and smooth, comfortable ride

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

Monday, July 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.45
 
 

2012 Volkswagen Golf TDI
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Boyertown, PA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
May 16, 2014

These are the best all season tires I have ever used. I thought being "low rolling resistance" tires I really would be sacrificing in other areas, but that has not the case. The dry, wet, and light snow traction for this tire type is amazing. There's not a even a huge drop off from my summer autocross tires in terms of dry traction, that was the biggest surprise. I normally blow through tires, but these are wearing very well.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Monday, July 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.17
 
 

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
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Miles driven on tires: 1,500
Location: North Hills, CA
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
June 06, 2014

I replaced the OE Continentals at 83K miles. The PureContact set were immediately impressive - a great reduction in road noise form the tires, and impact harshness on sharp-edged bumps was greatly reduced.

Although they are LRR tires, fuel mileage suffered by 2 MPG over 2 tanks (1,200 mi), although this may be attributable that the new tires have a greater diameter, and that the MPG is comparable.

Overall, highly recommended as a replacement set for this vehicle.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus

Monday, July 21, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.71
 
 

2014 Volkswagen Jetta
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Miles driven on tires: 1,500
Location: South Bend, IN
Driving Condition: Easy Going
 

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
May 29, 2014

I choose this tire for its ride quality that has been reported and the low rolling resistance the tire offers in hopes for better MPG. I put winter tires on the car 2 days after I purchased it and comparing my MPG to the winter tires, my mpg has INCREASED by about 4mpg average. During the break in period, the tire did ride a little rough but has smoothed out considerably. It is a very quiet and smooth riding tire after about 1500 miles of use. Dry and wet traction is very good and I anticipate the tread wear will be good as well. I would recommend the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus tires to anyone.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (W- or Y-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.43
 
 

2012 Volkswagen CC LUX
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
June 14, 2014

These tires are awesome! Replaced half worn OEM ContiContactPro tires primarily because at 30,000 miles they drove me nuts with noise. (They weren't all that quiet to begin with). Only after replacing the Conti OEM's with the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3's could I really appreciate the driving and handling potential of my CC.

Now this is NOT a sports car by any means, but like most German cars, it is meant to be driven as opposed to riding in it. Handling is markedly quicker and more precise. Drove yesterday in a downpour and honestly, from driving the car, it felt like I was on dry pavement.

As far as noise control, nearly anything would be an improvement over the Conti's. But I have to say, these are as quiet as I have experienced with any tire in my many years of driving. They also seem to absorb those annoying surface irregularities such as pavement cracks and patches. On really good surfaces such as newer highways and freeways, they are inaudible over other noises such as wind or engine sounds.

To sum it up, my car is a whole different machine with the Michelen PS A/S 3's. I look forward to every drive I take, and have even taken it out for a few joy rides. Why wouldn't I?

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.88
 
 

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
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Miles driven on tires: 7,500
Location: Twentynine Palms, CA
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 7,500 Miles on Tires
June 10, 2014

Only 7.5k miles, but am satisfied with the tires over the OEM conti pro contact. Much quietier. Too early to judge any MPG change.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

Monday, July 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.27
 
 

2010 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
Location: Marinette, WI
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
June 14, 2014

My Jetta Sportwagen came standard with 17" Conti ProContact tires. They were well used up by 50,000 miles. I liked the Conti tires due to good responsiveness and cornering/braking. The Contis were always quite poor in snow, but since I also have a 4x4 available, not a big issue.

The first thing I noticed with the Pirellis is the sudden quiet on the highway! It is difficult to quantify how much quieter the P7s are than those Contis, but the difference is almost shocking. The P7s are great on wet and dry roads and they still provide good feedback in corners. The P7s are obviously better in snow than my worn out tires, but better than the ProContacts ever were in snow. The P7s are NOT great in snow however, so don't think of that as a ringing endorsement. It's more of a "they don't absolutely ----." If you need snow tires, get snow tires people.

I love these P7s because of the quiet, smooth ride, great handling and feedback and somewhat improved snow performance. The P7s are just a better tire in every category in my mind. I thought the Contis were great until I got the P7s.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO

Thursday, June 26, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.88
 
 

1971 Volkswagen Bus
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: San Francisco, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
May 17, 2014

Everyone told me I was making a mistake by getting this tire. They said it would be super noisy but it's just as quiet as any other tire I've had. Handling is pretty good, too. Granted, I'm talking about "handling" on a VW Bus but it's still good. What I love most are the 8 ply sidewalls. Even in strong gusts of wind my vehicle stays planted. Car seems more stable now. I had been using 6 ply sidewall tires and these are far superior.

I've tried many different brands of L/T tires over the years and these are - by far - the best. You will not regret getting this tire if you own a VW Bus and they seem to good I'm sure you'll feel that way on any other type of car.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2

Thursday, June 26, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.38
 
 

2012 Volkswagen GTI
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Miles driven on tires: 2,000
Location: Binghamton, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
May 14, 2014

I bought these tires because they come as stock OEM tires on a Cayman/Cayman S/Carrera and after reading reviews about the praise given to these cars, I figured the tires might be a big contributing factor. I drive 80-85% on the highway and the rest on back roads or city driving. The softer sidewall make this an amazing highway tire, that rides great, and is quiet at temperatures above 50F. On cold mornings (40F-50F), the tires can feel a little rough and noisy but once they warm up, they are great. When up to temperature, I think they grip as well as the top summer tires...however the softer sidewall does reduce (slightly) the cornering stability and steering feel. I am willing to accept that trade-off for a comfortable daily ride. My FWD car has about 205 whp(w/ mods)and these tires don't spin at all under full throttle. After 2000 miles the front tires show .5mm of wear while the rears measure like new tread depth (10.5mm). I wouldn't hesitate to recommend these tires for someone looking for a summer tire that drives mostly on the highway.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

Thursday, June 26, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.5
 
 

2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 35,000
Location: Valrico, FL
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 35,000 Miles on Tires
June 25, 2014

Buy this tire. Nuff said. I had the OEM Pirelli P zeron Nero's, then the Bridgestone RE970's, and then these. 110K on my car now. These are my favorites for sure; don't understand why they are less than the 970's, because I think they're better, but I love it. Just placed an order for another set now that mine are down to 3/32nds. Some of the grippiest in wet/dry I've had, as well as the absolute quietest tires I've ever had.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID Ascend (H- or V-Speed Rated)

Friday, June 13, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID Ascend (H- or V-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2007 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5L
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Miles driven on tires: 200
Location: Florence, KY
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 200 Miles on Tires
May 22, 2014

I bought these tires to replace a set of the Avid ENVigor's that I thought were awful. They were the noisiest tire I have ever owned, and only lasted 48k miles on a 60k warranty. I was hesitant to buy a similar line and looked at buying the Hankook Ventus S1 Noble2. After comparing them to the Avid Ascend's, I gambled and went with these due to the longer 75k mileage expectancy, and the deeper treads. So far, I am beyond happy with these tires. The ride noise is MUCH, MUCH lower. The ride is very comfortable, and feels brand new. The steering response has been great. I have driven them in a good downpour and they were great. No snow or ice yet as its going into summer where I live. Overall, I am very happy with my purchase. 200 miles isn't that much, but the improved noise and ride comfort was so much better, I wanted to post this. I will continue to update as I put more miles on them and when I am able to get some winter driving in.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Monday, June 9, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.43
 
 

2008 Volkswagen GTI
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Surrey, BC
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
May 25, 2014

I just got these tires about a week ago and the first time I drove my car with these tires, I immediately noticed how quiet and comfy they are (compared to the General Exclaim UHPs I had) I can actually hear wind noise now haha!

Then I took them to the autocross in the rain, and MY GOODNESS are they grippy - granted it was soaking wet - but that's what impressed me even more! I am yet to use them in a dry autocross event, but so far, it's looking promising.

I really can't comment too much on dry grip just yet but I've done some spirited driving on a mountain road, and I immediately felt a superb amount of stability and it definitely feels like i could push the car much much more.

Two thumbs up Michelin, I am thoroughly impressed. Please keep up the good work!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D

Monday, June 9, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.18
 
 

2013 Volkswagen Golf R
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: North Tonawanda, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
May 15, 2014

Chose this tire because of tread pattern, name brand, and look. Only ran it for about a month. Nice handling, quiet, and smooth riding tires. TWO THUMBS UP!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact ContiSeal

Thursday, May 15, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ContiProContact ContiSeal Reviewer's Overall Rating: Not Rated
 
 

2013 Volkswagen CC Sport
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Miles driven on tires: 17,500
Location: Madison, OH
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 17,500 Miles on Tires
May 12, 2014

Had these OE tires rotated on my new '13 VV CC at the first service interval at 10,000 miles Tires rotated front to back and they started making noise. Thought maybe they would settle in after a bit. Switched to my dedicated snow set up for the winter about a month after having them rotated and forgot about it during the long winter we had in NE Ohio. Just switched them back last month as spring is here and temps are up and whomp whomp whop, most terrible at 25-30 mph. Rotated back to front and it was worse. Car has 17,500 miles on it and two winters I ran the dedicated snow set up. So the tires maybe have 10K on them?? VW and Conti would not provide any warranty or good faith credit but dealership is helping me out on the mount and balance of new set. The ruling was that it is not the fault of the car or the tire but a combination of both because of the sport suspension. With a treadwear of 500 I would think 30K miles would be reasonable with my spirited driving but I didn't get even half taht. I got more tread life out of my 911 rears and I frequented the track with it! The first 10K before rotation the tires were OK for an all season, I can't say good or bad they were adequate. The forums say to rotate these tires much earlier than the first service interval of 10K, pehaps that would have gotten me to 30K if I rotated at 5,000. I've got about a year left on my lease so I'm putting some BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2's on the CC. At $100 per corner I feel they will be much better than the OE tires and hopefully they last until I turn them in at lease end and the price was great.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Ecsta PA31 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.27
 
 

2011 Hyundai Elantra
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Average
 

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
April 20, 2014

You will be amazed by how quiet and steady your Kumho tires will be on your car. I got my first set of Kumho's as a replacement for Continental ContiTacs on my BMW325xi all wheel drive wagon in 2004. The Kumho's gripped better, and they were quieter. I have since used Kumho's as replacement tires on our Mitsubishi, Volkswagen GTI, BMW M3, and our Hyundai Elantra. I am a Kumho customer for life.