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Continental PureContact[V]
 
Approximate retail price:
$145
Summary:

V speed rated performance all season tires are suited to many family cars. This tire has a 70,000 mile tread wear warranty.

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Type: V-speed rated tires
About - Continental PureContact[V]

The Continental PureContact[V] is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, performance all season tire models like the PureContact[V] are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph. Refer to the wet braking iText at the top of the Ratings chart for the specific speed used.

Handling:
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; dry and wet cornering grip; and subjective steering feel.
About This Brand

Continental is in a distant fourth place in North American and global sales, behind Goodyear, Bridgestone, and Michelin. Still, it offers a full complement of original and replacement tires. The Germany-based Continental Corporation is a top automotive supplier of brake systems and various vehicle components, in addition to tires. The U.S. tire operations have headquarters in Lancaster County, S.C. The company sells the Continental and General tire brands. In the past, General has shined for light-truck tires in our testing.

Features & Specs - Continental PureContact[V]
info Speed rating V
info Treadwear warranty 70,000
info UTQG treadwear 640
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature A
info Size tested 215/60R16
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User Reviews - Continental PureContact[V]
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(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
Nothing special
10/31/2013
Pros
Handling
Value
Cons
Noise
Ride comfort
Best Uses
Comment:
Had these tires on a 2012 5 dr Impreza Sport Premium with 20k miles. Car has no suspension problems, all aligned, etc. The tires were rather noisy and let through too much road feel. Some people like road feel, but too much is simply annoying. Cornering and hitting a hard bump can cause the tire to skip. They don't ride perfectly smooth either. Always a bit jittery it seemed. Grip was good. I did not test them in snow. In the end, they felt like a cheaply made tire and I returned them.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Very Happy so far
10/26/2013
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Value
Wet grip
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I bought the tires because of the CR rating. The main thing I was concerned with after the important basics was the noise level because I have a 09 Accord which has very high road noise. The Continentals are noticeably quieter than the Michelin Pilots that they replaced and equal too or better in every other category. Very happy with my purchase.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Never Again
10/10/2013
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Wet grip
Cons
Noise
Ride comfort
They Will Not Balance
Best Uses
Comment:
I have owned many different brands of tires over the years but I have never run Continental tires. This is by far the worst set of tires I have ever put on a vehicle. I have had them balanced three times and the road noise is horrific. They do have great grip in dry and wet, but the balancing and noise override any good, these tires are now destined for salvage. They are in need of balancing again, which will not happen, they will be gone. I would never recommend this tire to anyone.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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