Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

This tire is sold as a snow tire but in my opinion it really is a tire that is in between an all season and dedicated snow. It handles very well dry, wet and snow/ice. I was so impressed I bought the same tires for my 2007 VW Rabbit. I have no input on tire life as they are relatively new.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

Replaced my worn-out OEM Hankooks (that had 30k miles on them) with these tires. The car drives completely differently! The OEM tires were horrible. VW should be ashamed of themselves for putting junky tires on a good car. Anyway, my wife and I are totally satisfied after two months and would recommend these to anyone. Well worth the price!   Read More

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

Replaced the OEM tires(made in China w/treadwear=340)with these Yokohama Avid Ascend which interestingly are sourced from U.S.A. Very pleased with the tire's smooth quiet ride and good response to driver input. I changed tires for greater safety in today's traffic situations and road conditions. Yokohama Avid Ascend certainly measures up anddoes so at a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season

This tire is the gold standard. High Speed W rating; excellent in wet / dry / snow. High performance / everyday quiet. Consistant contact patch. communicates when driving at the limit to let you know exactly how far from 10/10s your are. Truely one of the finest tires I have purchased in 35 years.This tire is the gold standard. VW should have made this the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

Bought these tires from tire rack because of several reasons; First was price, @ $86 dollars a piece how could you go wrong, next was warranty, which comes with a 24 months hazard warranty, plus the tires are 6 years 50,000 miles tires, I didn't have to pay sales tax for the tires being from PA, I did have to pay for shipping, but the tires arrived next day...  Read More

Sport Edition Daisy: Flower Petal Wheels for the New VW Beetle

Designed under our house brand Sport Edition, the Daisy wheel is one of our longest running wheel designs. For years, it has provided a unique look for the owners of the new VW Beetle. Manufactured in a 16" diameter, the Sport Edition Daisy is a perfect fit for new Beetles produced from 1998 until 2010 and is designed to re-use the factory tire size of...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Bought these for my daughter's car. She has put 20,000+ miles on them without trouble. Unfortunately, she got a flat last week and drove about 1-1/2 miles on it to get home. It was the front passenger tire and it was ruined. To her defense, she was scared, cold and just wanted to get home. The tires had worn even and still had 6/32 of tread left. The tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Have had these tires on my VW for 40,000 miles now and have given me nothing but satisfactory (or better)results. Have just lost the S of my DWS so we will see how they do this year in the snow. Compared to the OEM tires that came with it (totally done after 45,000 miles) I know these will easily make 50,000 as advertised. Better acceleration (OEM tires...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

This is an excellent tire, perhaps the perfect tire for the VW EOS. As with all high torque FWD cars, when you accelerate from a stop, the front tires will lose traction and squeal. The Super Sport fixes this issue 95% of the time, compare with the lousy stock Goodyear tires that will squeal almost ALL the time when you accelerate from stop. The traction is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Bought a set of these for my daughter's car in December, 2011. Have worn evenly and been great tires. As the father of a teenage daughter, driving for 7-8 hours alone to see a boyfriend 3 states away during the winter, I'm awfully glad that she had these tires combined with the VW 4Motion system. She never had a single problem and she rarely checks her tire...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

From the perspective of a VW GTI w/ a tune - this is THE ideal all arounder. Not quite a track tire, but for practical quick outta my way - im late driving, they're ideal. I put 8000 miles of the 26000 miles during the Polar Vortex. They did okay - I didn't get stuck, but I had to drive notably slower in the snow and allow for more time; these aren't...  Read More

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

purchased a set of these to replace OEM contipros, which were the worst tires I've owned (noisy, poor traction in all weather). These Michelin Pilot Sport transformed my VW CC. It now is quiet, responsive and seems to have good traction in wet and dry conditions but have not yet experienced driving with the Pilots in snow. I always knew the right tire was...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport 01 A/S

These tires came with my 2013 VW Golf R. They are the worst tires I have ever owned. In the first six months I had to replace three of them due to side wall bubbles. They are noisy, they are horrible in wet or snow conditions of any kind. They corner poorly and I honestly dont feel safe with them on my car at higher speeds. I replaced them as soon as I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

Second set of these tires I have owned that came OEM on a new car. When I bought the VW CC I told the sales person these tires are the only thing I don't like. They held true to that statement, when they were at half tread the noise started. Not an alignment issue either. Luckily my wife drive this car most of the time. I have to get these off this car...  Read More

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

Thanks to Tire Rack I was able to find the perfect tire for my diesel VW Golf. The P7 is superior to the OEM tires, Continental Contis, that came with the car. The Contis lasted nearly 59,000 miles but were stiff, noisy and offered only average traction in ice and snow. The P7 have been impressive for the first thousand miles in mixed winter driving with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season

Crow for dinner anyone? Back when I purchased my VW Passat it came with the ContiProContact P7's 235/45 18's and so I knew they were about as Plain-Jane as you could get. They were also noisy and they didn't really blend well with my Sport Package Passat.Onward: I was so annoyed with the loud noise I swapped out the very cool VW 18-inch wheels for the not so...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4

I read and reviewed many tires when it came time to kick the OEM Continental units to the curb on this 2010 VW Jetta Wolfsburg with 6-speed. When reading the reviews, it was apparent who the better companies were. Michelin, consistently lead all reviews for this particular size and application. For me, getting the very best tire for my family was my task as...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta PA31

I bought my 2010 VW GTI and didn't even realize it had ultra performance summer tires all around. I was very surprised the first time it snowed up here in NH and I couldn't get out of my own way. I bought some chains but realized they are impractical for my area, plus I work about 25 miles from my home. I started researching tires and I was looking for...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Purchased this set of tires for my 2005 VW Passat 4Motion wagon. This set up was unbelievable in last winters snow, sleet and freezing rain here in Central NJ. Never stuck, never slid, they just dug in and kept on pulling. In the rain, they are great with no hydroplaning. In the dry, they just grip and go. Great combination with AWD. Highly recommended. No...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

These are the OEM tires that came on my 2013 VW JSW TDI. I purchased this vehicle about 2 months ago and have driven about 2,700 miles since then. I am running these at 35 psi, which is the VW recommended pressure. This is my first vehicle with a 17 wheel and 45 aspect ratio, as well as my first experience with Continental auto tires.I have found this tire...  Read More