Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

The tread wear is terrible. I'll be lucky to get 20K out of these tires. All other aspect of the tire are great, but looking at the initial reviews 2yrs ago, (new tire at the time) and tread wear ratings, I expected 2x this life for the $. The initial reviews were misleading! Sorry, tire rack.I'm going to Generals since these are wearing fantastic on my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero All Season Plus

I am writing this review as I'm purchasing my second set of P Neros from Tire Rack. First of all, there should be a category above Spirited for the type of driver I am. To make matters worse for my tires, I live in the Appalachian mountains so curvy roads with inconsistent pavement mean my tires don't last long. The hard cornering & braking that mountain...  Read More

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

Just bought these for my Volvo. Ive had 4 different vehicles in my lifetime and probably 10 or 11 different sets of tires. BY FAR these are the best Ive ever had. I love all season tires and after having these I don't think Ill ever buy anything besides these for my car again! When I bought this in the summer the previous owner had Pirelli P Zero tires on it...  Read More

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

I wanted to write this review as I didn't see any other reviews of this tire with a large wagon like my Volvo V70. I live in an area with lots of sweeping curves and hills, never snows. These P7 all season's are exactly the tire I was hoping for...quiet & smooth while still providing excellent grip in both rain & dry. (I bought the car with Bridgestone...  Read More

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

I bought these after researching ratings (love the color block quick comparison graphs) to maximize the luxury part of the older 1997 sport/luxury Lexus SC 300 which came with some half worn Blizzaks. I couldn't be happier, driving for maximum fuel economy, slowing early for expected stops, accelerating moderately, staying pretty much within posted speeds,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

Put on a new set of Michelin Primacy and our Volvo had ride problems with brand new Sachs Super Touring shocks. Tried Altimax RT43 and was better, but still a bit too harsh over RR tracks and potholes. Put on these True Contacts and the car rides well again, tough to do with the stiff V70/Sachs suspension. Traction both wet and dry is what one expects from...  Read More

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

After 2,500 miles on the Tires couldn't be more satisfied.A noticeable difference in the noise level as I switched from Michelins. I know that the older tires were going to have more noise due to wear but I've been putting Michelins on all my cars but changed due to what I felt was excessive wear on the Michelins. These tires are the quietest tires I've had...  Read More

My First Car

That feeling when mom and dad no longer need to take you where you want to go and you drive yourself in your car. What a feeling! My #FirsCarMoment not technically with my car, however it was my parent's 1985 Volvo 240 DL. With its cutting edge shoebox inspired styling, finished in a particularly glamorous brown, and powered by a fearsome inline four making...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

I have had these tires on my car for only 1,000 miles but living in Vermont we have had significant snow, slush, ice and rain for the past month and the tires on the S80 AWD have performed perfectly. Simply put, they perform great with this particular car. On long trips to southern New England on drive payment the tires are admirably quiet, particularly for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Ultra Grip Ice WRT

Put these on my wife's car because Blizzaks were sold out and cheaper than Michelins. Nokians weren't available at the time, so I figured I was settling with this tire. I've been pretty surprised. These are on my wife's Volvo, which is FWD until it needs all wheels, with very nanny-ish traction and stability control. The car is completely stable with these...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

Purchased a set of TripleTreds for my wife's CR-V (which are notorious for quickly eating through tires) after running them on my Volvo 850 for 27K miles. The CR-V's OEM tires were spent after 30K miles of normal driving; these tires now have 35K on them, and tread depth has dropped from 10mm to 8mm. Superb treadwear, slightly noisier (due to harder...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

These replaced OEM ContiProContact tires on my 2013 Volvo front-drive S60 sedan. The old tires only had 17k on them, but one was damaged during a flat repair, and the retailer offered me two new tires plus $130 rebate on the remaining two...I couldn't resist. I have noticed the following: these tires ride more smoothly, seemingly better able to absorb bumps...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

Approx. 1,000 Miles so far on my 2009 Volvo S40-R AWD & I am very Satisfied so far with these tires! Driven during the following Conditions so far: Warm & Dry, Light/Hard Rain, Light 2-3 Snow & Ice (Thanks to Maryland Weather).This is my 18th vehicle that I have owned but only my 4th Car/Sedan, most of the others were lifted off-road 4x4's with 33+ Mud...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

We have owned Volvo XC90's for many years, this is the first time we have used a General tire. I was blown away, General actually makes a tire that can handle the Volvo's tread destructing ways. I HIGHLY recommend this tire to any Volvo XC90 driver who is tired of their tires wearing out half way thru the warranty, or 25K miles, whichever occurs first. This...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I put a set of these on my Volvo T5R as a replacement for Goodyear Eagle F1 GSD3 tires. I had great performance from the Goodyears compared to the Pirelli P Zeros that came on the car. However, the Pilot Super Sports were even better than the Goodyears were. They stick to the road like glue, even in wet, and ride softer and quieter.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

Within 2000 miles tires began to cup. I had EVERYTHING examined to find the cause and everything was up to spec and it was determined that the tire design was the culprit. I have never had this happen on any other tire and frankly in any car I've ever owned. I thought I had an out of phase drive shaft it was so bad. Loud and you can feel it in the steering...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

I have just put the 3 set of Kumhos on the Sonata. They are great tires at a great price. Though the snow traction could be a little better, I have no complaints on the handling, traction or wear. I have gotten 70,000 miles out of one set, but seem to average 55,000 miles before I think they need replacing (3/32-4/32 of trear remaining). Handling is their...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

I commute about 90 miles highway daily and live in the city, so my tires take a beating. Not sure why so many others say they got so little life out of these. They lasted me over two years and almost 50k. Half the price of the Volvo dealer recommendation.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy Alpin PA3

This is my second set. I had these tires on my volvo xc70 and loved them. You get good winter and snow traction without giving up much on dry or wet roads. I have had Dunlop performance winter tires, Goodyear ultra winter, Blizzak, and Perelli Scorpion. The Primacy Alpin were the best. Never mushy feeling on dry roads or corners like standard winter tires....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXV4

Have only driven 25K miles since mounting these back in 2009, but they have far exceeded my expectations in all around performance, and remarkably, still look as if they have many miles to go. Sadly, the old Camry XLE handling is more like an old Buick although very reliable and comfortable, it is not a drivers car. If it ever wears out will move to an SE....  Read More