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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

Bang for the buck! If the tires last as long as they appear at this point,(1/32) of wear or less, they will rank up with the best tires I've owned for everyday driving. They are very quite, and smooth riding. Water on the road is of little concern until pooling occurs, then a little grab. My biggest complaint is the slowish response to input. They on my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I was recommended these tires by a employee of tire rack (customer service). Wear way too fast for an aggressive driver. I enjoyed the comfort of them completely, had minimal road noise. Seems that the tread is soft rubber compared to other competitors. I enjoyed them while they lasted but not for me again.I didn't really get to drive them during the winter...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Road Venture APT KL51

These are wearing excllent. I cpmstantly check and maintain tire pressure a minumum of once per week. I maintain tire rotation every 5000 miles and check alance and alignment with every rotation. THere are numerous evaluaton which state that XC 90 eat up tires. These tire look like brand new after 13000 miles in North Eat PA which s notorious for bad roads...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Destination A/T

So this is my second set. I put 70000 on the first set and the right rear developed a slow leak. Went to the local Firestone dealer and he said these tires need to be replaced. I said they have plenty of tread. He said after 4 years the side walls have had too much sun and wear. You do not want a blow out at 80 mph. These tires have been driven close to 100...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental 4x4 Contact

Came with our 2010 Volvo XC90. It's a breeze to drive- very quiet and comfy.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

Don't know why I am not asked in the questionnaire for dirt, sand and stones review when one fifth of our driving on the Volvo XC90 AWD 320 Diesel is on aggressive gravel and light mud roads. The Conti CrossContact LX20 Ecoplus has been a marvel, after going through two sets of original tires. It performs beautiful in the mountain curvy highways leading from...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax HP

I have General Altimax HP's on three vehicles now (Cadillac Deville, Volvo S80 & VW Passat W8) & am very impressed on all fronts. The Caddy was recently driven from the east coast back to WI during the last bout of winter storms & the Generals had me sure footed on ice & through snow. They also held the big cruiser on the road through the mountain curves of...  Read More