Continental Sport Contact

Dry Grip 85%
Wet Grip 76%
Road Feedback 75%
Handling 74%
Wear 69%
Comfort 71%
Buy again 70%
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Continental Sport Contact Reviews (newest first) - Page 2

Given 81% while driving a Ford Mondeo (205/50 R16) on a combination of roads for 40,000 spirited miles
I had these in directional asymetric and the newer 'non' version
prob 10 tyres in all, the old style directional were astonishing, my RS Mondeo was handling better than any other time, grip but no slip!
the newer types were not a patch on them, they were only V.good not incredible, they suited my car well, and made me seem a better driver (and safer to boot), a slight chirp on hard acceleration spin....
0 - tyre reviewed on June 1, 2010   
Given 74% while driving a Volkswagen Golf GTI (225/45 R17 R) on a combination of roads for 27,000 average miles
Driven 46,00 kms on these in Australia over two years. Cannot believe how good the wear has been. Good grip and cornering,although lacking a little from a dry start(the price you pay for the wear) Excellent cornering abilities
0 - tyre reviewed on December 20, 2009   
Given 51% while driving a MG ZT T (190) (225/45 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 10,500 average miles
Nice when new and middle aged. Good feel but quite noise-affected by road surface - but that applies to many makes.
As they got older (but not worn out) they lost their feel.
I just have 2 little moans; 1. Worn out after 10K of easy/mixed driving. 2. Rubber perishing/cracking in tread, I've never seen that before.
On the whole pretty good until they got old.
0 - tyre reviewed on November 9, 2008   
Given 87% while driving a Porsche 964 (245/45 R16 R) on mostly country roads for 6,000 spirited miles
honest and trustworthy N1 tyres, why risk anything less?
2 - tyre reviewed on September 3, 2008   
Given 77% while driving a Ford Focus ST170 (215/45 R17 V) on a combination of roads for 30,000 spirited miles
These tyres were the OEM originals that came with the ST170. I found dry weather grip to be very good although not as good as later tyres such as Pilot Sport's. Wet weather performance seemed fine when I first got the car but dipped substantially when tread depth reached about 4mm. At this point understeer was often sharp and extreme compared to earlier performance. On the road the tyres were very quiet and comfortable. Wear was excellent, cant complain about 30000 miles of pretty hard driving.
0 - tyre reviewed on August 9, 2008   
Given 74% while driving a MG ZT T (190) (225/45 R18 W) on a combination of roads for 11,000 spirited miles
Reviewing has got to be subjective - particularly wet conditions surely the driver is a much bigger factor than tyre (see British GP 2008!) and unless we compare the same vehicle, judgement must be limited. That said, I have had this car for about 22,000 miles on same tyre with front tyres lasting about 11,000 (fwd 2.5 V6). The wet performance is very good (I don't remember a single scary moment, very aquaplane resistant on motorway and A road). Excellent grip and feel in the dry, but then for an estate, it really handles (car bigger factor than tyre?). Reviews so far are not convincing me to bite the bullet and try another brand for ?150 a corner, although I know this would make my review more useful!
0 - tyre reviewed on July 8, 2008   
Given 67% while driving a Ford Focus ST (215/45 R17 W) on mostly town for 15,000 spirited miles
Good in the dry, not so good in the wet (especially when low-ish). More exciting tyres out there.
Good durabilty though.
0 - tyre reviewed on October 4, 2007[timestamp]&rtu=-1