Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DW

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Vehicle: 2006 Acura TL 6-Speed Transmission
Miles Driven on Tires: 10,000
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Continental ExtremeContact DW
Initial Review: 10,000 miles on tires
April 24, 2013

I'm very pleased with these tires. They definitely have the best balance of dry grip, wet grip, comfort, low noise, wear and value of any tire I've had.

-Dry grip: There's definitely tires out there with more dry grip, but these offer plenty of grip for street use. When they do break loose, it's pretty progressive and predictable.

-Wet grip: Excellent. These are probably the best tires I've ever had for wet pavement. Even in heavy rain, these tires pretty much grip just as well in the wet as they do in the dry. Very confidence inspiring.

-Steering response: About average. My vehicle doesn't have supper responsive steering though anyway, so it's hard to judge.

-Noise: Very quiet for a summer tire. Hondas/Acuras have a reputation for letting in a lot of tire noise, but even on my Acura these are very quiet.

-Comfort: Again, very good for a summer tire. Road imperfections are nicely soaked up.

-Wear: After 10,000 miles mine show minimal wear. These could probably last 35k-40k no problem. Possibly more with a less aggressive driver behind the wheel.

Summary: A fantastic all around tire if you don't mind sacrificing a little bit of dry grip. Also a great value for the money.

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