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I will keep this thread updated as I put more miles on the tires and weather conditions change.

I have a 1LT with the 16 inch rims.

I was in desperate need of some tires, my Firestone FR710's were only at 5/32 at 37k. I did some research and it came down to the Goodyear's or the Continental ExtremeContact DWS's. After reading a bunch of reviews stating that people were only getting around 30-40k or so with the Conti's, I chose the Goodyear's. People were at least getting 50k out of those. I have the V-rated ones with a 70,000 mile warranty.

Pros:
-Super quiet. I know that new tires are quiet, but these are unbelievable.
-Bumps. WOW. This literally changed the entire car, it literally feels like I'm riding in a Crown Vic, super smooth.
-Handling. Significant upgrade over the FR710's. Steering is way more responsive and I can zip around corners with ease. It doesn't have as much "roll" as before, that's for sure.
-Price. Affordable tire.
-UPDATE 8/2/16: Rain. WOW. It was a stupid way to find out, but 55 mph on Amish country poorly drained roads and the tire did amazing. At one point I hit standing water 2 inches deep and the car felt planted and in control. Great rain tire, the "fantail" I leave is quite amusing to see, they sure channel water good.
-SNOW UPDATE: Holy balls these tires are good. Wet, heavy snow you still slide around a bit, but no where near the level of the FR710's. However, when it got really cold today and the snow became "dryer", that's where the tires really shine. Traction for days. My car is almost a 4x4, Lol! Ice traction is surprisingly decent too, we didn't salt our lot the other day and I played around in it.

Now I'm not saying to go barreling around corners, but if you are looking for a true all-season tire, this definitely is the best choice. I wouldn't look anywhere else.

I think I have about 5-6k miles on them with no visible wear.

Cons:
-No change in fuel economy, I was hoping to get slightly better. Oh well.


I will keep the thread updated as I put more miles on the tires.
 

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Wow you got that many miles out of the FR710s? That's crazy. Most of the ones I see at work need replaced every 20k for light drivers.
 

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Thanks for the info. I have been wondering how much a better tire would handle. Please keep us updated. Maybe I will consider these when it comes time. I have about 23K on my Firestone FR710s right now, but they still look new and have a ton of tread left. I will be using them a while longer.
 

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They must last longer when you don't live in Pittsburgh. The hills and winding roads keeps tires from lasting that long. You deserve a prize if you hit 30k lol.
 
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That might be the case, all of that was in south Alabama. I live in the mountains of NC now, so that may change.

They must last longer when you don't live in Pittsburgh. The hills and winding roads keeps tires from lasting that long. You deserve a prize if you hit 30k lol.
 

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Wow you got that many miles out of the FR710s? That's crazy. Most of the ones I see at work need replaced every 20k for light drivers.
Our FR710's are down to the wear bars at 37k miles. I was looking at the Goodyears.
 

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I got like 45,000 miles out my firestones OEM 16 inch tire. Could of probably gotten 50 but I decided to pull the trigger on new ones. I got Pirelli 4 season plus from my dealer. So far I have been very happy they leave the firestones in the dust in every category. Plus they have a 90,0000 mile warranty.
 

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It's supposed to rain this week, so hopefully I can get some miles in when it does.
 

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I never get more than 35-40K out of any tires, factory tires usually need replacing by 25-30K. My new Sonic is no different, at 24K on the clock my 17in Hankook H428s are already below Lincolns chin and will need to be replaced in a few months. I've been considering the Firestone Champion Fuel Fighters.
 

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Haven't driven my car in 2 weeks with the transmission being garbage. I'll keep you all posted. Don't worry.
 

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I never get more than 35-40K out of any tires, factory tires usually need replacing by 25-30K. My new Sonic is no different, at 24K on the clock my 17in Hankook H428s are already below Lincolns chin and will need to be replaced in a few months. I've been considering the Firestone Champion Fuel Fighters.
My Sonic came with Regul tires and they were too noisy for my liking. Changed them out for a set of Michelin Premiers which were much quieter. It took a few thousand miles for them to settle down and get rid of the squirmyness but once broken in they were fine. I traded the Sonic in (with 10,000 miles on the Michelin's) for a Cruze that came with Hankook H426. I'm finding some of the same squirming with the Hankooks although not quite as bad but I'm expecting them to eventually break in also. I'm satisfied with the Hankooks as far as comfort, noise and handling. We'll have to see how long they last. The Continentals were my second choice but Michelin has always been my favorite.
 

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How have these been working? I'm curious as I just switched to my winter tires and the PureContacts are wearing much faster than I'd like. We have these on our 10 Malibu and they wear like iron.
 
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Still good, quiet like they were new and no wear yet. I drive them hard around corners, found the breaking point the other day. Lol

No winter tests yet. I'll keep you posted.

Great tire.

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Still good, quiet like they were new and no wear yet. I drive them hard around corners, found the breaking point the other day. Lol

No winter tests yet. I'll keep you posted.

Great tire.

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I know they made a huge difference in our Malibu for snow traction. The original Goodyear LS2s you could hardly make it up a snow covered hill. They also made the car actually ride decent compared to like an old truck. It's good to hear they are well matched for the Cruze.
 

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SNOW UPDATE:

Holy balls these tires are good. Wet, heavy snow you still slide around a bit, but no where near the level of the FR710's. However, when it got really cold today and the snow became "dryer", that's where the tires really shine. Traction for days. My car is almost a 4x4, Lol! Ice traction is surprisingly decent too, we didn't salt our lot the other day and I played around in it.

Now I'm not saying to go barreling around corners, but if you are looking for a true all-season tire, this definitely is the best choice. I wouldn't look anywhere else.

I think I have about 5-6k miles on them with no visible wear.

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Im going to put these on my ECO. They may not be the fuelmax but I'm going for comfort at this point and I've heard nothing but great things about the Comforts.
 
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