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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.

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]
User Reviews
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3.0
great traction, low tread life
8/14/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
Put the tires on October 2013. They provided great traction in all conditions. It is 10 months later and less than 30,000 on the tire and the tread is almost down to the bars. They will not make it to 1 year and will probably be just about 30,000 miles. <br />Great tire if you don't mind the low life
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Good Tread, Weak Sidewall?
8/3/2014
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
I have no complaints about the tire driving properties, although it is possible that my fuel economy has gone down a small amount after putting these on. I do not recall what I replaced but it was a worthwhile trade off because I wanted a better tire for winter driving.<br /><br />I had to obtain 2 tire replacements around the 6 month of ownership because of sidewall bubbles. I have not had that problem with any previous tires.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Tread Life MUCH Lower Than Claimed
8/3/2014
Pros
Handling
Cons
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
Based on a glowing CR test report, I put a set of 4 Continental PureContact tires on my 2010 Mazda 3. I do a combination of city and highway driving every day. After just 14,000 miles, my mechanic tells me the tread depth is down to 4/32-- which means they are already more than half worn. At this rate, I will get about 25,000 miles on tires that the manufacturer claims will deliver 70,000 miles. Completely unacceptable. Also, the tires were somewhat noisy when new and are now extremely noisy. I'm disappointed in the inaccurate CR test report and I will never buy Continental tires again.
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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