Fiat Panda 4 x4 Tyres

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The following tyres have been reviewed on the Fiat Panda 4 x4
GT Radial 4Seasons (4) 83% 70% 70% 63% 90% 80% 67% 76% 17,000
Continental EcoContact 6 (18) 84% 78% 61% 65% 44% 78% 52% 66% 99,124

Fiat Panda 4 x4 Tyre Review Highlights

Writing about the Continental EcoContact 6 given 71% (225-45-17-)
Driving on a combination of roads for 4300 easy going miles
Continental doesn't even have a complaint section on their site only a Technical Questions section, so no room for complaints.

Living in a mountaineous area with 11 kms of gravel road to pass and usually snow in the winter, I chose a Fiat Panda 4x4 as second car. It came factory-equipped with Continental WinterContact and happily spent the winter and most of the spring with them.

Summer came so I bought a set of 4 EcoContact 6 tires and the nightmare started.

Today I had my sixth puncture in less than 4 months, below 7.000 kms. Two times tires evenn needed to be replaced as the side wall got a 4-5 cms long cut. I am completey pissed off now!

Paid alltogether for 6 rather expensive EcoContact tires that proved to be completely useless – whereas the marketing bla-bla on their website never mentions thin side walls or that these tires would be suitable only for the smoothest asphalt.

Many years and kilometers spent on the same route with different tires and/or cars without any issues. Other tire set on the same car: Continental ContiCrossContact Winter; on other cars: a 30 years old Fiat Panda 4x4 on Vredestein Quatrac AllSeason; Dacia Logan on some cheap tires; Land River Defender on BFG AllTerrain KO1, Michelin Latitude.
tyre reviewed on 2019-09-23 08:35:02
Writing about the GT Radial 4Seasons given 50% (175-65-15-)
Driving on mostly town for 1500 spirited miles
Early days 1000 miles, initially very good, this week's rain= drying out/damp roundabouts a bit hairy compared to old Maxxis ASP2 and Conti Winter contact. I never had to slow from dry speeds with old tyres! GT Radial good wet/damp in straight-line braking just roundabouts giving issue at moment.
Perhaps the roads are greasy but after downpours I'd have thought washed clean. We will see as time and weather change.
tyre reviewed on 2019-09-28 14:33:57
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