Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

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Vehicle: 2010 Audi A4 2.0 Quattro Prestige
Miles Driven on Tires: 40,000
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Average
Continental ExtremeContact DWS
Initial Review: 40,000 miles on tires
March 22, 2014

I use my car to visit customers about 2 days a week, during those highway trips, I put on about 200 miles total. The remainder, I have a short commute to the office or work from home. This is an AWD car with a 60/40 rear/front torque split so I kept a careful eye on rear tire wear. Tires were rotated every 10k. After the initial break-in and first 10k, I thought the Conti sidewalls were a little soft comparing to my Pirelli OEM's, but all in all, I determined the tire had a good all around rating.

I live in the Bay Area and when my friends don't feel like driving to Lake Tahoe, I volunteer, though my Audi can only hold 12 other schlorks including gear (hee hee hee)... Light/heavy snow performance is a 67 out of 10, but that's also due to poor ground clearance (and insufficient space in the wheel wells when they fill with snow). But hey, that's what you get with a good looking sedan with 18 wheels...

Last 10k miles, tire noise has increased slightly. I had a good experience with these and am now in the market for another set. Tire Rack will continue to see all my new tire business. Checking out Michelin PS3's, RE970AS's, and Eagle F1's. Will probably go with the PS3's to try something new and because they are relatively all in the same price range. Thank you Tire Rack.

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