Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DW Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.62
 
 

2005 Volvo V50 T5
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Miles driven on tires: 14,000
Location: Bethel, CT
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 14,000 Miles on Tires
December 17, 2013

This tire changed the literally performance of my car. It already handled very well but, the performance increase provided by the Conti Extreme Contact DW was noticeable from the first day. I reccomended them to a friend that has a highly modified Audi S4, he too had the same reaction as mine. I can't imagine a better "Bang for the buck" tire. In fact, trying to find a better performing tire would probably cost hundreds more and the gain you would be achieving wouldn't be worth the performance/dollar amount.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.67
 
 

1998 Volvo S70 T5
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
December 06, 2013

These are the quietest tires I have ever owned. They also handle extremely well. I have 160,000 miles on the car and do all types of driving. I have had many other brands that were way more expensive on the car and these are the ones I now recommend to everyone. My buddy put them on his Acura TL, and he's hooked.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus

Friday, January 10, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.88
 
 

2004 Volvo V70 R
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Miles driven on tires: 25,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 25,000 Miles on Tires
January 02, 2014

This was a great tire - for the 10K+ miles they lasted before the "chunking" started to occur (http://bit.ly/1asieNs) on the front two. Aside from that minor flaw, these tires worked great on a 3,800lb, '04 Volvo V70R 300HP AWD wagon. Now I realize the weight and handling of the car beats up front tires pretty good, but for spending almost a G on a set, I'd really want them to last more than 10K. Regardless, Michelin recognizes the issue and is somewhat receptive to their customer needs. So rather than replace them at no cost, they pro-rate how much you've driven on the them and discount a replacement set of the Sport 3's. Pretty good deal. So now I have the non-chunking Sport 3's on the wagon and we'll see how they last and perform.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Friday, December 6, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General Altimax Arctic Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.91
 
 

2007 Volvo S60 2.5T AWD
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: Auburn, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
November 17, 2013

I am updating my review after 30k on these tires. Everything I said then still holds true. I'm now entering my 4th year with modest tread wear. The key is to keep your tires inflated to the speck pressures which I do weekly.
Below is my original posted in Dec 2010.
Initial Review w/1,000 Miles-Dec 16, 2010
I live in upstate NY and drive about 600 miles per week. I consider myself a professional commuter and have little patience for timid drivers...yeh I yell obscenities when I come upon someone who is dogging it even though they can't hear. If I'm lucky cars pull over if they can't drive my pace. If they don't I then have to rely on things such as good tires to make the pass. I have just finished traveling the NYS Thruway during which I drove under extremely difficult conditions: at night, sub freezing temps, light snow, ice, slush, drifting snow.....the entire range of winter driving....not to mention encoutering drivers who had no business being on the roads. Getting to and from the thruway on winding highways the conditions were 2 to 3 times as bad. One night there was a blizzard and no plow had been around since it was a Sunday night. There was about 6-8 inches of snow on the road and tire tracks were going in various directions all over the road. THESE TIRES ARE THE BEST!!!! I have previuosly used Blizzacks with satisfaction, but there is no comparison in my humble opinion. During these conditions I was able to drive consistantly at speeds 20 to 30 miles faster than everyone else. My car tracked true and I could accellerate without wheel slippage (I do have an AWD Volvo). I felt safe every night (even though there was no time to relax and my hands barely touched the Blackberry, Droid or coffee mug)! Don't let the name General name trick you into thinking these are generic tires. For winter conditions, these tires are a road warrior's best weapon and the price cannot be beat. About the only thing I can't rate is tire wear since I've only logged 1000 miles.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

Friday, December 6, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.43
 
 

2011 Volvo XC60 3.2
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Belle Chasse, LA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
November 17, 2013

Husband researched, Wife approved!!
The OEM tires on the wife's Volvo XC60 became unbearable with the road noise that progressively developed when the tires had about 50K mikes on them, so I started research on a replacement tire. The Volvo Forums had some XC60 owners post that they were happy with the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia so I pulled the trigger and ordered from TireRack. Wife was out of town when I had them installed from a TireRack approved shop. I got to drive on these and immediately noticed the improved comfort and the SILENCE! Oh, yeah!! So the wife comes back and takes a 200+ mile trip to visit her parents – and I get a call from her thanking me for the tires (I was fishing!) – she is 100% satisfied but said she was doing easily 20+ MPH over the speed limit because she said it was like “driving on a cloud.” I cannot vouch for any MPG savings or longevity as they are new but I will report back at 20K. Thanks Bridgestone & TireRack!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position

Friday, December 6, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.56
 
 

2007 Volvo V70 R
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Miles driven on tires: 35,000
Location: Riverside, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 35,000 Miles on Tires
November 16, 2013

After 35,000 miles of varied and spirited driving on them, these tires have proven themselves throughout California. I have Volvo V70R with almost 400 HP. They replaced former Pirellis and did a better job. Both quieter and more cornering hold, wet and dry. I was impressed by them when new, but many tires impress when new. These still impress and they have about 7-10,000 more miles before the wear bars come up. I would recommend these tires. My ratings are perhaps higher than some others since after 50 sets of tires only one has ever scored a '10' in any category in my book.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43

Friday, December 6, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General AltiMAX RT43 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.38
 
 

1998 Volvo V90
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Miles driven on tires: 70
Location: New York, NY
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 70 Miles on Tires
November 12, 2013

General's engineers designed this tire to address flaws on snow traction and long wear of previous model - RT, which was mediocre in snow, compared to other All-Season Standard Touring tires.

For some reason RT43's tread design and compound, although very different from previous model (RT) does not inspire confidence for winter driving. Yet, I have to believe that engineers through modeling and testing know better than my eye-balling.

Tested these new RT43-s through a small and early snowstorm in NYC and Long Island this morning. Wanted to really try them on a snow-covered empty parking lot, but snow did not stick. However, during snow, I did not slow down on highway driving, and these tires performed very well on my RWD car, and driving was assured. In a couple of emergency maneuvers these tires did not give out.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia

Tuesday, October 1, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Dueler H/L 422 Ecopia Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2011 Volvo XC60 3.2
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Charlotte, NC
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
April 12, 2013

After several hours of research these tires are clearly an excellent decision. Very quiet with excellent road feel and responsiveness. Tires replaced OEM - Pirelli Scorpion Zero Asimmetricos with 30,000 miles.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Thursday, August 15, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2011 Volvo S60 T6 AWD
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: Penn Valley, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
March 27, 2013

I sent in an earlier review based on how much I like these great tires. I should have added a note about how outstanding Continental's Customer Service is when you have questions about tread depth measurements, wear patterns, etc. Nice people to talk to there in their headquarters. Between Tire Rack and Continental, there are no insurmountable problems or unanswerable questions!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

Thursday, May 30, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.38
 
 

2006 Volvo S60 2.5T FWD
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Miles driven on tires: 25,000
Location: Jacksonville, AL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 25,000 Miles on Tires
April 21, 2013

Tires where great at first but after 6,000 or so miles they have gotten so noisy you can hardly stand to be in the car. They have also developed a feel that the belt is separating or something. They grip well and work well in the rain even at high speeds.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P6 Four Seasons Plus

Monday, April 29, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli P6 Four Seasons Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.3
 
 

1996 Volvo 960 Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
April 24, 2013

Significantly quieter than the set Khumo tires I replaced. Very good in rain and snow. I like to throw it into corners, and these tires grip. I'm very pleased.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2008 Volvo S60 2.5T FWD
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Miles driven on tires: 70,000
Location: Statesboro, GA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 70,000 Miles on Tires
April 21, 2013

These tires are amazing. We took the factory Michelin's off because we had a bad tire and installed these. They now have 70,000 miles on them with 5/32's left. The tires have worn great, they are quiet, and they ride much better than the Michelin's ever did. When these wear out we will own buy the Serenity Plus.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.8
 
 

2009 Volvo S40
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
April 10, 2013

Bought a set when my OEM Michelins wore out after 50K miles based on reviews here and elsewhere. Unfortunately, aside from good traction in snow I have had no reason to like these tires. I have had consistent vibration issues at highway speeds even though I have had the tires balanced numerous times, alignment done, etc. In addition, now at 10,000 miles, the road noise is getting worse and noticeable.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental 4x4 Contact

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental 4x4 Contact Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.2
 
 

2010 Volvo XC90
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Miles driven on tires: 21,000
Location: Norman, OK
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 21,000 Miles on Tires
March 25, 2013

I have a love/hate relationship with this tire. It is by far the quietest and nicest tire I have ever drove on. I want these tires again except they go bald so fast! Great tire that just doesn't last.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Yokohama AVID ENVigor (W-Speed Rated)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Yokohama AVID ENVigor (W-Speed Rated) Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.44
 
 

2007 Volvo S80 3.2
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
Location: Meridian, ID
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
March 19, 2013

These all-weather tires served our needs very well through an Idaho winter. Traction was good in light snow and on wet and slushy roadways. They hold the road and take curves and corners very well. We have only put 4,000 miles on these tires, but tread wear does not show and overall I would recommend these tires to anyone in any climate. They have done a great job foe us so far.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.14
 
 

2011 Volvo S60 T6 AWD
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location:  
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
March 23, 2013

I've only had these tires for about a month now. But I love them so far. Great improvement over the OE Continental Contisport Contact3. Very responsive. Sticks to the road in dry or wet conditions. Best wet weather tires I've ever owned. Good omen when the guy who installed the tires came came out to tell me how great he thought the tires were. He was giddy over these tires (and his shop doesn't even sell this brand). I don't know what the treadwear will be. I got 32,000 out of the Continentals and the tire guy thinks these should get about the same.

Better than OE tire $60 cheaper what's not to like.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus

Monday, April 1, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.9
 
 

2005 Volvo S60 R
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Miles driven on tires: 4,000
Location: Pueblo, CO
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 4,000 Miles on Tires
March 24, 2013

Got these tires on my s60R and they are great. They stick to the road like I am driving on glue. Great traction in the snow for being AWD, but mind you it is a Volvo and they TCS is great. I drove in pretty bad conditions on the highway and did not slip at all! Great dry traction and wet traction. Definitely can hold the road. A little noisy but this is my first set of high performance tires. Overall I think I will be getting these again!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

Thursday, March 21, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Primacy MXM4 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.88
 
 

2009 Volvo C70 T5
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Miles driven on tires: 200
Location: Annapolis, MD
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 200 Miles on Tires
March 19, 2013

After having Pirelli's on my Volvo C70 that were horrible, I am exceedingly pleased with the MXM4's. The car rides like a new vehicle. Great control on wet roads with a crisp and comfy ride on dry. Very quiet too. My husband did not like to drive the car before because the Pirelli's were a rough ride. Now he loves my car! Cannot recommend these tires enough - 5 Stars! Complements also to Tire Rack as the service online and over the phone was superb. Second time happy customer that will be back!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Defender

Monday, March 18, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Defender Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.2
 
 

2005 Volvo XC70
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Rotonda West, FL
Driving Condition: Easy Going

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
March 15, 2013

I had 2 sets of Hydroedge which I really liked, they are no longer made and the Guardian is, so Michelin Guardian says, the Hydroedge's replacement. The Guardian is a great tire but does not have the Hydroedge's ride comfort. It has a harsher ride especially over bumps. At 5000 miles shows no wear. I spend 6 summer months in FL and 6 winter months in MD. Great in the rain, Great in the snow (I have AWD), even better on dry roads. Another great Michelin tire.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring

Thursday, February 28, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.55
 
 

2010 Volvo XC90
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Miles driven on tires: 15,000
Location: Canonsburg, PA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 15,000 Miles on Tires
February 23, 2013

A MUCH BETTER TIRE FOR THE XC90 COMPARED TO THE POOR TREADWEAR OF THE ORIGINAL TIRES FROM THE FACTORY. HAPPY WITH THE TREADLIFE SO FAR. A GOOD VALUE.