Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

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Vehicle: 2004 Mercedes-Benz S430 4Matic Sedan
Miles Driven on Tires: 25,000
Location: Mississauga, On
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Continental ExtremeContact DW
Follow-Up Review: 40,000 miles on tires
February 10, 2013
Originally put a set of 4 tires on and had alignment done at the same time. One trip - Toronto to Florida - return destroyed rear tires. Up to then noise level was worse than previous Pirelli winter tires, not even close to quality on OEM Bridgestones. As front tires still had good treadlife left, purchased a pair to replace rears. For some reason, the car was much quieter. Defective set maybe? Now with a total of 40,000 between the 6 tires I purchased, tread is again gone pretty much all round so searching for a new set. I definitely will not purchase these again, I'll either go back to original bridgestone oem's or move to michelin.
Initial Review: 25,000 miles on tires
March 10, 2012

Purchased these tires based on reviews and price. Driven year round for the past two years, grip has been exceptional all season round, winter grip was actually better than the winter set of Pirelli's I drove with previous winters. Two issues with the tires to date: i) Road noise is considerably higher than the OEM bridgestone RE060; ii) Tread wear on rear tires - although I have done extreme driving in them (Toronto - Florida 19 hours non stop averaging 75 mph) the rears are bald while front still in good shape. Purchasing a set of two to replace the rear, but definitely won't buy again in future. I'll move back to the OEM bridgestones, or to Michelin.

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