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

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Nero

I bought a brand new 2012 VW Golf almost exactly 2 years ago, and put P Zero Neros on with just a few miles on the odo. Currently (9/24/14) the car has about 46K and change showing, so without exaggeration, I have driven the Pirellis more or less 45,000 miles over 2 years. Just had the car inspected today- there is still 5-6/32 of tread left. They easily...  Read More

Winter Tires for Volkswagen Jetta

As Volkswagen continues to gain momentum in the North America market, winter / snow tire selection for these vehicles has become a very hot topic. We often get the question, "What winter tire should I install on my VW?" My family vehicle is a VW Jetta TDI, and living in Northern Indiana, I need to be prepared for ice, snow and all of the fun that comes with...  Read More

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

I went from buying used Goodyear rsa 205/50/16 and got myself a set of 17vw wheels with these new michelins. Road noise went up slightly but I thinks that's due to the larger tire and smaller sidewalls. The traction is great even in the wet. These tires definitely grip we'll and after only 1,500 miles of driving I see zero signs of wear on the tire edge....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact

This tire came as OEM on my 2012 VW Passat. I have driven this car in the city and on the highway in both Chicago and Dallas, TX and found the tires to be far superior to most other tires, especially the Hankook OEM tire used by VW on the Passat. My advice is this... if you are buying a Passat make sure it has the Continentals and NOT the Hankooks!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Firstly I want to say that this tires some things right...but more wrong! I bought these after reading all of the glowing reviews about the comfort and noise levels being very good with these tires. I have to say they are good...up to about 50mph, then all -------- breaks loose! Noise, tramlining, rough, and squirmy?!? I had to slow to 70mph because the car...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

After 4 sets of DWS on the Honda Accord, I tried them on the VW JSW Tdi. I was commuting 100 miles/4 days and 60 mile/3 days in town with excellent results. The only thing I've noticed with these tires is flat spots (put of round) if not slightly over inflated - especially in extreme cold/heat. Would get a thump thump every rotation for the first few miles...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus

Awesome tire. My VW Touareg TDI came with Goodyear LS2. replaced at 27,000 goodyear was chunking on the outer tread-blocks. These Pirellis blow the Goodyears away!!! Super Quiet, feels like Im driving on glass, smooth, responsive, tons of traction, looks awesome better MPG these tires have the whole package   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO

Everyone told me I was making a mistake by getting this tire. They said it would be super noisy but it's just as quiet as any other tire I've had. Handling is pretty good, too. Granted, I'm talking about handling on a VW Bus but it's still good. What I love most are the 8 ply sidewalls. Even in strong gusts of wind my vehicle stays planted. Car seems more...  Read More

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

I am a Michelin Hydroedge fan. I drive diesel VWs so I purchase tires that are comfortable at higher inflations (40+psi) and great handling tires so that I can maintain momentum through turns. This is critical to my high MPG driving style. The Hydroegde is about as good as it gets in that department since they are low rolling resistance tires (LRR), the ride...  Read More

The Best Run-Flat Tire for Your Passenger Car: Bridgestone's DriveGuard

Imagine you're on a family vacation traveling with your spouse and children. After a long day of activities, you are heading back to the hotel for some relaxation. The whole family is tired and just ready to get out of the car. Just a few more miles on this busy highway and you'll be there. Suddenly, you hear the sound of a tire blowout.    With conventional ...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ContiProContact ContiSeal

Had these OE tires rotated on my new '13 VV CC at the first service interval at 10,000 miles Tires rotated front to back and they started making noise. Thought maybe they would settle in after a bit. Switched to my dedicated snow set up for the winter about a month after having them rotated and forgot about it during the long winter we had in NE Ohio. Just...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop Winter Maxx

I decided to buy winter tires just before the first forecast snow storm in my area. I live in upstate NY. The in-stock selection was low, the service manager suggested I try the Winter Maxx. I've never previously owned a set of Dunlop's, but with the only alternative available to me being the house brand I told the manager I'd take the Dunlops. I have not...  Read More