Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

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Vehicle: 2011 Hyundai Genesis Sedan 3.8
Miles Driven on Tires: 5,000
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology
Follow-Up Review: 5,500 miles on tires
January 21, 2014
Once again ice and snow. My partner has a 2012 genesis with original Dunlops.Otherwise identical to mine. She cannot make it up the hill out of her subdivision. I had that problem until I got the Pure Contacts. After the last snowmageddon I suggested she change tires. She didn't, and yet again this morning she couldn't get to work. Yes there is a huge difference in the tires. Some people just don't get it until it is too late.
Initial Review: 5,000 miles on tires
December 14, 2013

Bought these tires last september. This is my third set. Originals were Dunlap and were ok in the dry and rain but dangerous in the snow. Got rid of those and bought General GMax. They were good in the rain but that was it. Very noisy not good at all in the snow.
First impression. Transformed the car. Very quiet.Did not wander and just as good as the GMaxin the rain. I was waiting to do this review until it snowed. We just got snowmageddon.Started as rain went to sleet, then 7 inches of snow. I had to go out so the first comparison was whether I would make it up the incline out of our subdivision. The city only plows the main roads and gets to the side roads days later. Last year in better conditions I only made it half way out. This year no problem. When I got to the market people were skidding and having problems getting going from a stoplight. Once again no problem. It was a tossup whether I was going to get these Conti's or the Perelli tires. Opted for these when Tire Rack came out with the Winter test.
These tires are clearly superior to the Generals and Dunlops. If you live where you get ice and snow seriously consider these tires. The Genesis is big heavy rear drive and relatively wide tires, not a good combination for winter driving. On my son's subaru they are magic. On the Genesis they make it so you can safely navigate the bad weather. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

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