Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D

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Vehicle: 2007 Volvo S40 2.4I
Miles Driven on Tires: 4,500
Location: Houtzdale, PA
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D
Follow-Up Review: 10,000 miles on tires
October 01, 2009
After one winter and about 10,000 miles I am still very pleased with these tires. I think they are a great sport/winter tire. If noise level and handling are important to you than these are a great tire. Tread wear is decent, put a lot of hwy miles on the tires or it would be better. Overall a great tire that suprised me how well it worked in snow/slush and even ice considering it is a very sporty tread pattern that works great on normal non winter driving conditions.
Initial Review: 4,500 miles on tires
March 25, 2009

First let me say that no snow tire will turn your FWD into a 4WD, but they will make it seem unstopable compared to regular all season tires. These tires are just amazing. A great compromise in Snow and Ice traction and Dry/wet pavement handling. Slush didn't faze them either. The noise level is on par with the touring tires I took off and the ride is excellent. The tires grip extremely well on hard pack snow and Ice. They are not as good as some aggressive studdable type snow tires in the real heavy stuff, but they handle dry or wet roads as well as a regular sport tire would. Noise is not an issue with these tires either. Overall I would buy these tires again in a heartbeat. They let my Volvo maintain it's fun to drive handling and give great real world snow and ice capabilities. If these tires won't get you there safely, you probably shouldn't be on the road.

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