Had them on on a race track in dry weather.
I drove on Continental ContiEcoContact 5 tyres on a very twisty racing circuit in my stock car (a stock Dacia with 115hp), ya there weren't much horsepower but I can tell you, on dry tarmac these tyres had very good grip ! Not to mention they were 8 years old when I did it !
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Good Tyres, grip well and quiet
Replaced 2 tyres on the Mini, these are nice and quiet and grip well especially for cornering on the Mini. Going by the previous set I had these should also last a very long time
Great Tyes for a Family Car That Goes Everywhere!
I've used Continental tyre for years on my pushbike, and noticed the durability, increased grip and lack of punctures compared to synthetic options. We now have them on our car and find them durable, not noisy, great in he wet and we find hem to work in harmony with our brakes and stability controls. We have done around 30,000kms in amid sized vehicle on them and will rebuy the same tyres when replacement is needed.
I've had continental tyres on my cars for years & have found that they are great in all types of weather. I don't know what the guy who's calling them rubbish is on, but he's full of it. I would recommend continental to anyone. Why else would Mercedes have them standard.
Do not buy Continental tyres
Remember the story "Emperor's New Clothes" - everyone saying something because everyone else does as well? I had to learn hard way that Continental tyres are exactly this - overhyped garbage:
I ordered ContiPremium contact 5 online because it was voted best tyre by several magazines. When they arrived I was tired and was in terrible hurry, my friend picked them up; and I was exhausted after 1400 km of continuous driving, didn't look at the tyres, so I just drove to shop and had them changed. Next time on fuel station, I actually realized t...hat I am driving on ContiECO contact instead. It was too late to change them, since I burned a full tank already. And this is what I can say after 3600 km on them - they suck! 1) I was driving trough warm April on Nokian WR D3,(winter tyre) once with 1600 kg and a passenger in the car and fuel consumption was less than with this eco garbage when empty (difference of 1.2 litres on 100 km) - so much about this garbage tyre being eco! I have never heard of summer tyre wasting more fuel during summer than winter tyre. Outrageous!!! 2) They wander when I am driving, and loose corners. I wasn't sure what is going on so I took car to the shop to check wheel geometry, guy there showed me results - car was OK 100% but said I am not first with these tyres to come with same problem. 3) they are by far loudest tyres I ever had, including situations when I had to drive with winter tyres trough simmer. Awful!!! 4) They give poor feedback and so far they perform far worse in rain than totally worn out Pirelli Cinturato I had on my car before. 5) overall bad performance and horrible unsafe feeling I have when I drive them.
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