Excellent tyres! I’m on my second set!
These tyres came on our 2014 Volkswagen Golf GTI... and after the first set wore out I replaced them with the same again. Although they wore a little quickly (first set I got 40,000kms from the fronts) they provide very good grip in the dry and wet and let go in a controlled manner when you push them hard. They’re quiet enough although next time I need tyres I think I’ll try something else just to see if a less blocky style pattern might run even a bit quieter. But they wore evenly across the whole tread pattern and the new set have been a little better maybe (maybe the oem tyres were a slightly different compound). And they were good value for money!! Got them online from a local tyre place for low $200’s per tyre from memory (in 17’s).
Great road tyre
Excellent all round performance road tyre. Quiet, and grippy. You will however notice you’ll need to turn your steering wheel further to initiate a turn due to the flexible sidewalls. Give good predictable feedback and traction during spirited driving. Don’t use these tyres on a track day however, as they will delaminate and you’ll destroy them in only 30 laps if your a quick driver.
Yes very durable tyres, they are so quiet you do not hear them at all, plus we went to bob jane t mart & had nitrogen put in them in april last year, and although we go back every 3 months for a tyre pressure check.. Wow they have not needed to be topped up, I am so impressed, they are super quiet, I am tickled pink with these tyres & I would strongly recommend buying these tyres. Lexie xxx
Had a flat tyre a couple months back and went to have it repaired. Was informed that my tyres were a little bold and was recommended to change the rears. Had several quotes and decided to go with Continentals as it gave good performance while being a good all rounder. Great tyre and reasonable price too.
great tyres but they wear out a bit too soon, love the handling as they snug the road and handle very well in the wet. The tyres give a great smooth ride as they are a quality tyre, my only cons is that they wear out quicker than I expected. If they improve on the wear they would be the best tyre for sure.
Very good performance tyre.
I ran these for 18 months on my Ford Kuga as the factory fitted tyre (in 235/45R19 99V). I used them through Winter on sealed roads and found they provided reassuring amounts of grip (the vehicle is also AWD which helps.) In the dry they hold on very well, the only negative point is perhaps the turn in could be better with them.
I visited Kangaroo Island and did about 1800km total on sealed and a lot of dirt roads. Driven sensibly they even copped well on rough dirt tracks. I do wish the rim protection strip was a bit more substantial as I m...anaged to mark one wheel on a dirt track and have also marked another from a light brush on a curb when parking. The other thing I noticed is they could be noisy on coarsely surfaced roads. They are also quite expensive to buy, but you usually need to pay for decent handling tyres. As far as how well they wear, I removed them at 5500km and they still look like new.
(5P) Great for cornering in the dry
I have the ContiSport Contact 5P fitted to a 416bhp RWD vehicle.
The CSC 5P are HORRIBLE for accelerating in the wet. Wheelspin for minutes if you put your foot down from a stop. Really sucks when you're trying to accelerate in an emergency.
The CSC 5P are also kinda bad for accelerating in the dry. Wheelspin for a while if you put your foot down at all. Embarrassing when you're trying to accelerate in an emergency.
The CSC 5P are pretty good for cornering in the wet. I haven't spun out by accident, or understeered.
The CSC 5P are great for cornering in the dry! I haven't spun out or understeered, ever.
SUV tyre punctured by wood chip
Driving around town a wood chip punctured a new tyre (<5000km) on the edge of the tread. As an SUV tyre I expect some resistance to puncture, but these tyres are very soft rubber and don't appear to resist punctures. Too early to comment on wear. No other issues with performance to comment on. Rating is based on being an SUV tyre.
Great tyres for a great price
Purchased these tyres at jaxx quickfit last year when they were running a 4 tyres for the price of 3 offer. They are excellent tyres from a reputable brand. Grip levels are fantastic in my clio sport 4, exceeding the performance of the stock good year eagle as2 tyres in both wet and dry conditions with ease.
Fuel economy doesn't seem to be affected however they are a tiny bit noisier than the good years but not by much so I still give them 5 stars, especially given they are $100 a tyre cheaper than the good years
Great sports tyre
Love these tyres! Significant upgrade from the OEM tyres, completely transformed the car. I went from Dunlop Sport Maxx GT 225/35/19 to ContiSportContact 5 225/40/18. Only after this did I realise how much I was driving on eggshells with the Dunlops: the ride was much too firm, and terrible traction. These Contis give me a much nicer ride (going from 19" to 18" probably played a part) and grip much better in dry and wet. Have to push pretty hard to lose traction, but even then stay predictable (unlike the Dunlops!). Seem quieter too. Done about 5000 km now, and wear seems reasonable. No regrets!
Dangerous during life
Purchased a new Ford MD 2016 Mondeo Titanium Wagon which has these tyres fitted as standard. After 30,000ks of 90% pure freeway driving between Melbourne and Canberra, the tyres still had a further 10,000ks of tread left and are in good condition however they are sliding around everywhere. Can't go round a roundabout at just above idle without them sliding losing grip causing a clunking of the vehicle trying to steer around the roundabout or even backing out of driveway and then turning to drive off. BUT THEY STILL HAVE 10,000ks LEFT. WARNING, don't trust these tyres even if they still look good.
Great in the rain
Just got a full set of these on my car and I'm very pleased with them. They cost a little more but are well worth it. They stick to the road in the wet and dry which was just what I was after. I feel very secure driving with these tires. When they're done I'll be replacing them with another set of continental. 5 stars for these tyres!
Excellent on our Ford FG XR6
What a difference the Continental ContiSportContact 5 made to our Ford FG XR6, tyre size 245/40/18
Tyres Improved - better handling - quieter - smoother softer ride - and the wear so far after 7mths and 13 thousand ks is far superior to our previous tyres in fact the tread is still deep and even, wear is only minor visible
A family member recommended these as he has them on his VE SV6 and is very happy, and now so are we.
We had been using Bridgestone Potenza RE002 the last couple of replacements and were happy with the grip in wet and dry but found them noisy and very poor wear at around 18 to 20 thousand ks before needing replacing if lucky.
Would I buy the ContiSportContact again, absolutely, would I recommend them absolutely.
- Verified purchase
Purchased this tyre last January 21, 2017, I upgraded my previous tyre and wheel size, this Continental tyre I have is 235/50 R18. I consider this as a significant upgrade for two main reasons: HANDLING and RIDE COMFORT. While I don't consider my previous tyre as an incapable or not good. This Conti sports contact 5 is a very significant improvement. Grip and handling are superb in all weather conditions. For example, last March 2 I had the chance to drive in a heavy rain around the Kangaroo Valley going to Albion Park Rail, I can say it is ver...y excellent and superb in handling. I have no doubt on this tyre. Second It is far more comfortable than the previous tyre I had; I'm not sure if it is because of the tyre size? But even my wife noticed the big difference in the comfort level of the tyre. But it also comes with two disadvantages: Noise and softness, bit the softness of the tyres attribute to its grip and comfort of the tyre I can't fault it. You have to compromise; then there is the price as well. The noise is somewhat noticeable especially in a rough bitumen aside from that it's good. But keep in mind MITSUBISHI ASX is known for sound insulation a bit of underdone, the tyre and wheel size might also push it to be a bit noisy. OVERALL PERFORMANCE is excellent and beautiful to drive in a wet and dry season. Loving it! Drove for 2,200kms.
I have a four year old 328i BMW sedan which came with Continental Run Flat tyres. Replaced at 25,000kms and now at 52,000kms will need to again replace shortly. $350 each. 18 inch rims standard.
Told by BMW to drive at 41kp - this ensures they are rock hard, and guarantees a bent rim with a pot hole at 45kmh. Hard, and worst of all, wear out far too early despite major use city leisure driving ie 12,000 kms a year.
Told by Bob Jane distributor - known to be 'soft' tyres and not surprised at usage pattern.
Great high performance road tyre.
These tyres have been fitted to a MINI Cooper S R53 with suspension modifications. Fairly good compromise between outright grip & comfort & with "reasonable" wear. Just don't expect them to last tens of thousands of KMs. Compare Apples with Apples folks. Noise wise they're middle of the road, which is good for a performance tyre. Just don't fit them to a luxury car & complain about noise. It exhibits very good dry weather handling & confident wet weather characteristics. At the end of the day there are "always" compromises when it comes to perf...ormance. Either it be quicker wear due to a softer compound for outright grip or noisy aggressive tread patterns for dispersing water or a stiff tyre construction for response. There is no one "tyre" that will do it all. A semi slick tyre will be better yet again, with the associated compromises. These tyres are good value too if you shop around. I got a good deal online with fitment at a local partner tyre shop.
Soft & quiet tyres - Contisportcontact 5.
I just purchased a week ago a whole set of these Continental Contisportcontact 5 tyres for my Renault Clio 197 R27. Previously I had Michelin Pilot Sport 3's on which lasted just over 40,000kms with a couple of days at the track and spirited driving. Which I'm more than happy with. But I thought I should go back and try the original factory spec tyres. (No longer make contact 3's. Now 5's). So far, they are extremely quiet compared to the Michelins which were quiet enough. The ride is softer now which makes it more bearable for the crap roads a...round Picton NSW. But from what I read in other UK reviews, they will not last long as a soft tyre. Plus they grip really well and I look pushing it hard into the corners and round abouts. I guess that's the trade off. If you want more grip and softer ride, then be prepared to replace around 20,000kms. At $150 each from Bob Jane in Campbelltown, it's not too expensive to maintain the fun factor. I can see why Renault originally went with this brand it terms of comfort & handling. Only 4 star as I expect to only get 20,000kms. See what happens.
Best tyres I ever had
Replaced Bridgestones with ContiSportContact 5. Outstanding grip and performance in dry and wet conditions. Excellent cornering. Very quiet compared to previous tyres. Would not know any better tyre on the market at present. Got it for a pay 3 for 4 deal from JAX so very good value for money proposition.
Questions & Answers
Have got a set of 225/50 R17W on my 2015 Mercedes but road noice is evident and am afraid to takr on any gravel road.
How durable are these tyres for gravel roads?
I have minimal to no real road noise from my Continentals, so am surprised with yours. I have only driven about 16 klms on gravel with no problems whatsoever.
What is the visual signs a continental contact sports5 is a MOE tyre and is this a run flat tyre?
Check out their website, it’ll give you this information, also Moe stands for Mercedes original equipment.
On the side wall, just under where it says "ContiSportContact 5 SSR" you'll find the letters MOE. Golfmother is correct, they are not a true run-flat tyre, but offer similar characteristics (see the speel below). My understanding is that if you drive the entire 80 Km at 80 Km/h, the tyre is toast. You might be able to salvage it if you limit your driving distance to 30Km.
"The ContiSportContact 5 SSR is Continental's Max Performance Summer tire designed to provide temporary extended mobility in case of complete air loss due to a puncture. The ContiSportContact 5 SSR's reinforced sidewall enables the car to continue on its way at a maximum speed of 50 mph (80 km/h) for up to 50 miles (80 km), depending on road conditions and vehicle weight.
Though they cannot be labeled as run-flat tires, tires branded with MOExtended or MOE on their sidewalls offer run-flat-like characteristics by delivering limited temporary extended mobility after a puncture results in complete loss of air pressure".
has anybody traveled a decent mileage on these tyres as if i only get 55thousand klms i will call them rubbish? i have always thought continental was a top brand i have bought audi q7 with these fitted and i was happy but not sure now i had gmc yukon suv and nexon was fitted new cost $800 for all 4 73000 klms and still had tried left towing 3ton van north so bought a new set but sold suv
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