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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

Even with only 500 miles rolled off the tread, I can immediately tell that these tires are my new favorite. The online test result information and other reviews rate this tire far above it's price range and I concur. That is value.We have snow, ice and rain on the ground right now and the tires did better than any Michelin I normally buy. My Volvo 240 wagon...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (T-Speed Rated)

2013-2014 Chicago winter! record snow fall and cold. The OEM Continental tires with 7/32 of life remaining were so bad in wet and any snow, it felt like I was on slicks. Spent a month doing research to find the best tire.I have to say for what these tires cost and the performance they give, you CANT go wrong. You get the best of all worlds,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season

My car came with a set of the equivalent Continentals when I got my 2009 Volvo XC70 T6. The Pirellis are superior in every respect. First off, the Continentals only lasted 25,000 miles. I now have the same mileage on the Pirellis and have MUCH tread left on them. The Pirellis are also MUCH, MUCH better than the Continentals on light snow, slush, and ice....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

This is an initial review and first impression. I'll post more detail when we rack up more miles. Most initial reviews tend to be relative, meaning the first impression tends to be based on comparison to the previous tires. These PureContacts (235/50/18 97V) replaced OEM Michelin Latitude Tour HP tires, which performed well with good tread life, even tread...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

I purchased these tires for my RWD Volvo wagon which already handled great in the snow to increase my winter driving confidence. I also based my purchase off the Tire Rack winter tire video summary and some YouTube videos. After driving our family Minivan in the winter, the difference between all season and snow tires in night and day for me. I would like to...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

Have owned this car for about 7 years and this vehicle has always been terrible in the snow even with brand new all seasons. Various tire shops had tried to convince me to install a set of winter tires and I always thought they were just trying to sell me something I didn't need. Well this Fall in Minnesota the snow came earlier than normal and finally...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

If you are a fan of the Gislaved Nordfrost tire, but you either can't find them or they are too expensive, look no further. This IS the Nordfrost III tire as cast with the General Tire brand.Anyone who knows about the Volvo 780 BertonĂ© knows it is a fair weather car. But with these tires (studded) I am fully confident again in winter driving. These replaced...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza

Had these tires for 25,000 So. Florida miles, so hot/humid sub-tropics. Moved to NYC metro area and made huge mistake replacing Dueler Alenzas with Toyos (at Volvo dealer suggestion) but they rolled so badly when make sharp lateral movements that the accident or rollover potential was quite real. Quickly replaced with Duelers and have now driven in snow....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

I bought a set of these on sale at $78ea, I have to say the Dunlops proved to be ecellent tres overall, with their weakest ponts being treadwear and wet traction, both of whch were still quite good for a soft compound performance-oriented winter tire. At the time of purchace I lived on a diet back road on a mountain and worked at a ski resort, which required...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Road Venture APT KL51

Have put a set of Kumho APT KL51 on my 2002 Volvo XC 70 in early Dec 2013. The car is in Cape Town South Africa, so the driving conditions have been summer like most of the time. Very pleased with tires so far. Only driven 2000 miles, but, the ride comfort, noise and what I would call compliance of the tires are very much to my liking.   Read More

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

I've owned a lot of cars and a lot of different tires: Michelin, Dunlop, Continental, Pirelli, Semperit, Bridgestone, Falken, Goodyear, BF Goodrich, Firestone, Uniroyal. The only tires I've ever owned that were a close match to these were a set of Semperit M-401's I owned back in the late 70's. I put these tires on my front drive Volvo S60. I drive fairly...  Read More

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

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...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

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, 2010I live in upstate NY and drive about 600 miles per...  Read More