Toyota Matrix (Corolla wagon) FWD Tyres

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The following tyres have been reviewed on the Toyota Matrix (Corolla wagon) FWD
Continental ExtremeContact DWS (8) 83% 89% 79% 78% 86% 90% 89% 85% 174,000

Toyota Matrix (Corolla wagon) FWD Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Continental ExtremeContact DWS given 70% (205-55-16-W)
Driving on a combination of roads for 9000 spirited miles
I drive hard: used to rally, some autocross also. Due to my location, I always buy all-season tyres -- though I still expect HIGH performance. In the past I've had Bridgestone RE960AS and Michelin Pilot Sport A/S. The DWS surpasses ALL tyres I've owned: greatest grip in dry, wet, and snow (especially wet and snow). HOWEVER, I initially disliked them for the FEELING when driving them at (and slightly beyond) the limit -- the sidewalls are VERY soft, which makes for a nice ride, and probably accounts for the grip in wet and snow, but eliminates anything resembling turn-in or precise handling. After greatly increasing pressures front and rear, they are now acceptable to me, but only just. Although they are spectacular tyres due to their incredibly high grip levels -- especially considering they're all-seasons -- I won't likely buy them again (though perhaps for my wife's car) since I miss the precise feeling of a true performance tyre.
tyre reviewed on 2010-10-21 08:55:02
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