Decent tire in dry conditions. No lateral stability in wet or icy conditions. Tires wear unevenly and aggressive. Even after showing multiple alignment checks from multiple shops Continental refuses to warranty them out. Tire are in need of replacement after only 15,000 miles.
Absolutely the worst tires that I have ever experienced with driving in the snow. Drove in one inch of snow and constant sliding with an AWD vehicle. Also the traction control light comes on any time in the snow. Bottom line, do not buy if you live in an area that gets any snow at all. Almost wrecked my car, luckily no one in from of me. Very unexpected lack of control.
Buying new tires and trashing these with about 20,000 miles on them. Tread wear doesn't look bad, but tire is lacks traction in snow. Also think they are noisy.
I live in LA. Mostly city driving, but get on a clear freeway a couple times a week too. First replacement tires after the stock Bridgestones gave out (25k)
At first when I put them on, I was instantly turned off. They were loud, not so great around the corners, and I was quickly regretting my purchase. However, 1,500 miles later, I have discovered that maybe it needed some ind of break in period... The tires have become noticeably quieter and handle better now. In the rain, they handle well, too. Got them at first mostly for the price, but seems like they are good tires too. We'll see how long they last. 208 for the rears, 146 for the fronts. 80 mail in rebate. Not too bad (although wish they were cheaper nonetheless...)