Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

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Vehicle: 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT
Miles Driven on Tires: 3,500
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Continental ExtremeContact DW
Initial Review: 3,500 miles on tires
May 13, 2012

I decided this past winter it was time to buy some dedicated summer tires. Since i have owned my car, i have only had all seasons on it and i was itching for a more higher performance tire. Since my eclipse was my daily driver, i needed a tire that would perform well, but yet keep the essentials still there(noise level, ride comfort, treadwear). After doing lots of research on multiple different summer tires, i ended up with two options, Continental's DW and Michelin pilot super sports. I have heard alot of things about both of them, and despite hearing people raving about the michelins, i went with the conti's. Im glad i chose the conti's. I came from all season tires so the ride quality was somewhat decent, so when i put on the conti's i wasnt really sure what to expect. They actually rode better if not the same as my all seasons. I was shocked in that aspect. As for performance, they can for sure hold their own. They have plenty of dry grip as they kept my car planted the whole through on a twisty road. Since these do have a weaker sidewall, i would not recommend this tire for dedicated autocross but more for a DD and occasional autocross. My brakeing improved as well. Since i don't have abs i found it easy to lock up all 4 at times. With these, not a problem. The wet grip is very nice and the hydroplane resistance is amazing as well. I have driven in downpours and i still feel confident that these tires will get me to my destination.

Nice ride comfort for a high performace summer tire
Excellent hydroplane resistance
Excellent grip in both dry and wet situations
Cheap! Versus other summer tires

Weaker sidewall

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