Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General Altimax Arctic

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Vehicle: 1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK320
Miles Driven on Tires: 5,000
Location: Waldorf, Md
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Easy Going
General Altimax Arctic
Initial Review: 5,000 miles on tires
September 09, 2012

Don't get me started talking about how amazing these tires are. I tell people to go to Tirerack and read the reviews for themselves. It is the most amazing and important transformation I've ever made to a vehicle. I was about to buy a cheap super old Jeep Cherokee off Craigslist just to drive in winter. My rear wheel drive Mercedes with the then 18 inch summer tires got me stuck at work once. I sat and watched as others in Civics drove up the garage ramp with ease. That was the day I learned the downside to my car. That was then.

After reading reviews I was inspired to go out in a snow storm, so I went to Burger King and filmed a new Mustang running stop signs and losing traction in the intersection. I wished I could tell him about these tires. My co-worker abandoned her stuck Nissan in the middle of the road and walked home at midnight. In the DC area you see so many abandoned cars covered in roof deep dirty snow that was pushed there by snow plows. I saw a couple of Mercedes Benzes (sad sad SLK too). I just wish I could tell them about these tires, I don't get stuck anymore. If they weren't on my car I won't believe any of this. They are so nice/comfortable to ride on compared to my 19s, that I actually have them on the car now. Bad thing to do I know but I love the ride. I no longer fear hitting infamous DC potholes so much. I bought the tires and wheels here on Tirerack. Mounted and balanced. I was blown away by the tread. I call my 2 door Mercedes - The Truck.

Don't miss work. Amaze your friends. Amaze your Jeep driving spouse. He has big dirt tires that ruled in the 24 inches of snow we had in recent years, but in light snow his tires have no traction, left me spinning at a light for awhile. He now wants these Generals, he loves the wet traction on them. Look at owner videos on YouTube to see how unstoppable they are. I feel like I wanna buy extra sets in case they stop making them. Who needs AWD or 4matic when you have these tires?

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