Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

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Vehicle: 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan
Miles Driven on Tires: 30,000
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Continental ExtremeContact DWS
Initial Review: 30,000 miles on tires
December 07, 2013

I moved to Colorado in 2010 with my '08 Subaru Impreza WRX. My treads on my OE tires were getting low and winter was coming, so I looked into getting new tires and I found these. Purchasing these tires was the best decision I have ever made. My car always performed well in summer, dry or wet, so I won't talk about the tires performance in those conditions. But I'll talk about the winter conditions because thats where my car and these tires shined!

Whenever it would snow, I'd go out for a drive just because I could. It was fun to be in control when others weren't!

My sister-in-law visited one day and the day she got here was a snow storm. We drove her up to the mountains through a twisty canyon headed towards Rocky Mountain National Park. My car handled amazing the entire way. When we got near RMNP, we ended up turning around because the snow was so deep and coming down so fast that I could not see the road. However, I could still drive in it like I was driving on a dry summer road. I even pulled of the road into the ditch with over 1 foot of snow in it just to stop and look at the elk. No issues getting out at all.

Another time I was in RMNP when there was freezing rain. The road I was on was pure ice and very steep. On the way down the mountain, a Honda Accord was in the middle of the road trying to go up but couldn't go anywhere. I came to a nice stop and then even put it in reverse and just backed right now this icy hill to give them more space. Again, my tires stuck to the road like it was a dry summer day.

I have nothing but good to say about these tires. They are a perfect all season tire. In the summer you'll swear they are a summer tire, but it the winter you'll think they must be a winter tire. I no longer have my WRX but have a GTI instead. The OE tires are good, but when they need replacing I'll be getting these if they are still around. You won't regret purchasing these tires!

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