Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

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Vehicle: 2007 Volkswagen GTI 2-Door
4.0
Miles Driven on Tires: 600
Location: yonkers, ny
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
General Altimax Arctic
Initial Review: 600 miles on tires
December 27, 2010

First impression: nothing special on dry/wet. Can not comment on stability - got this 2 sizes narrower one size smaller rim and one size taller side wall than standard...

Light snow ... nothing special, better breaking than forward traction

Heavy snow: Holly...! yesterday we got several inches, but it was impressive when, without any shoveling, i got out from the parking lot trough a solid 100 yards of 15-20 inches of blown snow just by backing up and going forward again 3 times - did a super snow angel of my car, it even had the impressions of the headlights washers in there- it was so high.

How do they do it? I guess is the super-soft compound - had erasers that were stiffer than it... Noise is not that bad,actually, they make less noise than the Bridgestone potenza g009 that they replace, much less

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