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VW Passat Family (NMS and B7) TDIs (2012+) Discussion area for the 2012+ Passat TDI (North American and rest of world versions versions). The North American model was previously codenamed NMS (New Midsize Sedan) and the version the rest of the world gets is sometimes referred to as B7.

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Old October 18th, 2018, 11:29   #16
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Originally Posted by showdown 42 View Post
Check out Michelin defenders rated for 90,000 miles thread life and very low roll resistance. I had them on my 2009 JSW TDI and got great mileage. I put 35,000 mi on them before the buy back and they looked new.
I had the Defenders on my old Jetta which was sold to a friend a couple of years ago. He reports they are not holding up well - won't get 90K out of them and fuel economy is not spectacular. He will be going with Continentals when it's time for new tires.
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Old October 18th, 2018, 22:49   #17
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Most comments I've read about Continentals is that they are inconsistent from one set to another. I've also noticed that people tend to confuse the tires since they share similar names.

Tire and Mileage Rating

1. True Contact Tour, (80k),

2. Pure Contact LS, (70k)

3. Control Contact Tour A/S Plus, (70k)

4. TrueContact (90k)

5. Pure Contact (70k)

6. Conti-Pro Contact (80k)

7 ProContact GX, No Mileage rating (500 UTQG)

8. ProContact RX No mileage rating (400 UTQG)

9. Pro Contact TX, (55k)

10. Sure Contact RX. (50k)

Each one has a different treadwear rating, and mileage expectation.
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