Poor snow traction? Not for me!
On-center Tracking Minor
I wonder when Consumer Reports tested these tires on snow? Were those ancient tires? Tire Rack testers and all the owner reviews I've seen dispute CR's snow poor traction claim. <br /><br />I bought my Continental Extreme Contact DWS 235/45ZR17's in November 2009. They currently have 43,463 miles on them (the best I've gotten from any tires on this car), and if it were spring instead of late fall, I'd make it though the summer. Granted, my commute is only 17 miles each day, but they've been on trips from Chicago to Colorado, Kansas, Ohio, Kentucky, New York, and North Carolina, too.<br /><br />Even in the heavy Chicago north-suburban area snows since 2009 (even through 2013 and 2014's deep winter snows) , the snow traction has been excellent, nearly snow-tire quality traction.<br /><br />Dry traction and wet traction have also been wonderful, though not race-tire quality. They are pretty quiet, and in general perhaps the best tires I've driven in my 48 years of spirited driving experience. One minor improvement would be better on-center tracking, they tend to need frequent minor steering adjustments when traveling on straight roads.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.