Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

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Vehicle: 2002 BMW 525i Sedan Sport Pkg
Miles Driven on Tires: 7,000
Location: Sacramento, Ca
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Average
Continental ExtremeContact DWS
Follow-Up Review: 17,000 miles on tires
October 28, 2013
Replaces these tires after 17000 miles. By all means, these tires are great, however, they wore out quick like all the other cheap ones. These tires are not cheap. I actually blame the car for the wear. Every BMW/European car goes through tires like nothing due to their alignment wearing camber, the inner edges. This car has 206000 miles so I can care less about tires now especially when it wears within a year literally. At this rate, for this car, cheaper the better. The dws are great tires. No issues what so ever. If this car did not wear through tires so quick, I sure would get them all over again. Right now I'm on cheap falkens, $360 for the set. Can't beat that. But if it was a car I cared about completely, I would buy the dws again. I am not knocking the DWS. Buy them, all I said in my previous review was true and stayed the same.
Initial Review: 7,000 miles on tires
February 20, 2013

These tires are great, quiet, and seemingly good lasting tires so far. I have 7000-8000 miles on these so far, not 100% sure. But anyways, these are very smooth. When you corner hard, these tires give some growl from the inner edges but nothing too loud or horrible. These tire sidewalks are soft which does effect steering response however, cornering is great. I had sumitomo tires before these and those had great steering response but horrible tread life. The steering response takes some getting use to and these hold a corner great. Hope fully I get 40000 miles at least out of these instead of 15000 miles like the sumitomos. I would buy these again. Oh almost forgot. In the rain, hydroplaning is non-existing. These hold the road well in the rain.

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