Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

I was looking for an affordable set of tires for our Jetta. The Kumho was recommended by my mechanic and even though they were less than $300 a set I took a chance and ordered them. The results blew me away! Quiet, comfortable and excellent handling in extreme wet conditions! I drove home through a major rain storm and the car was stable, steady and on...  Read More

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

Low mileage so far but we had 70 degrees in February, followed by 10 inches of snow and some icy conditions then rain. Theses P7s handled everything very well. In fact In the snow they seemed as good as the Continental Winter Contacts they replaced but with a much quieter well balanced ride. My Jetta Sportwagon has no sport in it's handling demeanor but the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3

Call me crazy, however, these are one of the best performing tires I have ever owned. I run the Michelin pilot sports on both my 2008 VW Jetta Wolfsburg 2.0T FSI, DSG w/K04 S3 Turbocharger upgrade, and supercharged 1994 Classic NA Mazda Miata as summer tires and these on the Jetta for the winter. The Michelin Pilot Super Sports are at the top of their...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Premier A/S

I recently bought my 2010 VW Jetta w. 89k miles & a cheap set of no-name Chinese tires. Over the years I've run Michelin & many other quality brands of tires on luxury, performance & sports cars. I learned years ago the difference a great set of tires can make to the enjoyment of a car. After checking out the Premier A/S on Tire Rack's site, I went w. the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the BFGoodrich g-Force COMP-2 A/S

So my Volkwagen Tiguan has 107,000 miles and a set of worn out Pirelli Scorpion Asimetrico tires. Based on the ratings & reviews, I went for the g-Force Comp-2. Let me save you all some time on researching your tire selection. These tires are absolutely at the top of its game.With only 50 miles on it, I felt a major difference in the handling, noise, comfort...  Read More

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

About 3 years ago I ordered new 15 inch wheels and tires here on Tire Rack due to limited stock tire choices. The Michelin Defenders were excellent, but after 70,000 miles, I decided to get new tires for up coming the winter. Since the Fit has a pretty hard ride, I was looking for a comfortable tire with good wear ratings. I love the old Altimax tires on my...  Read More

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

I bought my first set of these for my Malone Stage 2.0 tuned Jetta TDI Sportwagen because the price and reviews made it a little more favorable than the Pilot Super Sport. I was very impressed with how much grip these tires have as the TDI is putting out 333tq to the front wheels. This means hook-up is very challenging.I needed new tires for my 911 and I...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Your VW Jetta

The Jetta is Volkswagen's best-selling model with over 14 million sold. As such, it should not come as a surprise that our sales team frequently fields requests for the best tire to put on the Jetta. The typical top requirements from customers tend to be snow traction, longevity and ride quality.   Keep in mind there are a number of different size options...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

So far after about 18-20 months with them on my VW Jetta 2.0T, wear has been outstanding, dry handling good, exceptional wet handling and surprisingly they are actually ok in the snow! I don't bother with winter rubber on this car, if it gets bad out there we have a truck, so no worries. The price for these was very competitive which sealed the deal. If I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

Replaced the original Eagle LS-2's in April 2014 after 38,000 miles with H-rated Altimax HP's. Previous experience with them on two other cars left me impressed with their price-to-performance. A few weeks back, someone (not me ;) ) took out the two right side tires. Since the Altimax is now discontinued, they were replaced with these W-rated G-Max' and put...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Turanza EL400-02

Got these tires as the OEM tires from buying the car new. My Jetta Sportwagen TDI has enough torque to break the tires free and activate traction control. This can make it difficult when starting on a hill or on a slick road, since I need to feather the throttle to ensure grip.The tires are a bit noisy on the highway, and tend to transmit even small bumps...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General AltiMAX RT43 (H- or V-Speed Rated)

We were so impressed with our first set of Altimax RT43 tires that we purchased another for our Jetta TDI. The car is mostly driven by my wife 120 miles/day commuting to work. With the winter we've had so far we've had little snow to deal with but again these tires didn't disappoint. Traction is great in the snow when combined to the TDI's DSG transmission....  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Primacy MXM4 ZP

Recently had these tires installed on my '09 JETTA SPORTSWAGEN TDI. WOW! Like a new car again. Great riding, solid and stable performance. Got 75K miles on OE Michelins - expect the same or better on these. Had to stop quick for a deer recently and tires responded great. The deer is safe and so were we. I'd buy these tires again.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval AS (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I bought these tires for my wife's Jetta after I was told the Firehawk Wideoval Indy 500 Summer tire was being discontinued. I had been running Blizzaks for the winter, and wanted a performance tire. The salesman told me that this tire is a great all around performer. I decided to test out the Firehawks in the snow, before putting the winter set on. Not...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

I do mostly highway driving and my number one consideration is a quiet smooth ride.Tire Rack recommended these tires based on that criteria and they were bang on.Aside from the fact that they handle well and are superb in wet weather they are just so quiet and smooth that I wouldn't hesitate for a second to purchase them again.I had them shipped to Port...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position

I liked the re970AS better than the michelin pilot A/S3 in terms of dry traction and ride quality. On the MKV Jetta, the bridgestones are quieter and steering is more responsive. Wet driving is just like dry driving. Excellent even wear if rotated properly. However, these are not good for more than 1 inch of snow.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80

As I was having the tires installed, the temp. dropped from 30 degrees down to 12 degress... All day it had been lightly raining and snowing on and off... When the temp drop so suddenly, the roadways turned to ice and the Lake Michigan snow machine started to near whiteout conditions. These tires were and are remarkable as my 6-speed manual Jetta responded...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

This is my 4th season on the Altimax Arctic; having had Michelin's, Bridgestone's and Conti's in the past for snow tires these were recommended to me, I figured at the cost it would be worth a shot. I've been very happy with both the performance and tread-wear on these tires, so much so that I recently bought a pair for our Jetta Sportwagen. The only issue...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin X-Ice Xi3

Excellent winter tire. No change in fuel use and predictable handling in all conditions. Jetta feels better in snow now than my old Subaru did. Came down steep hill with glare ice recently with no slippage whatsoever.   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2

I love having performance tires on my economy car! Never thought that I would ever buy Korean tires. I found these here on Tire Rack, saw the great reviews and decided to take a chance. I'm a fairly aggressive enthusiast but this MkV Jetta is basically my station car. These tires are sooo much better than the stock Contis. I believe that they are lighter in...  Read More