Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

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Vehicle: 2006 Subaru Legacy Wagon 2.5I Base Model
Miles Driven on Tires: 35,500
Location: Shelburne, ON
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Average
Continental ExtremeContact DW
Initial Review: 35,500 miles on tires
May 31, 2012

Bought these tires as a dedicated summer tires last year as I have separate winter tires.
In the beginning the ride and noise quality was excellent. I rotated them several times as the fronts were wearing more on the inside to even things out.
I did notice at speeds around 100km/60mph a thumping noise as the tires wore, and eventually some vibration under braking, but thought maybe the brake rotors.
So the other day got a puncture and had to put on my snows. With the snows, no vibration under braking or noise at 100km.
So now shopping for new tires and not sure if I will buy these again. The price is good and the initial front end life is great, but over the crest it falls off fairly quickly. So now looking at it's sister tire the DWS. This one has a Treadwear of 540 compared to 340 and is not far behind in all ratings and slighly cheaper with some snow performance.

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