Getting DWS06's mounted on the A3; CrossClimate2 going on the GSW.
For whatever reason, when both cars had factory ProContacts I always found the A3 to have more road noise - maybe it's just that the engine is quieter (e-tron around town; 1.4T gas on the highway)?.
Regardless, though, I'm going to be interested to see how these different tires compare.
For better handling, there are the Michelin Pilot A/S 3+ and Continental Extreme Contact DWS06 options, both are solid tyres. Continental DWS are excellent and get more mileage and if you plan to use them in the snow, they are the best. The Pirelli's are more of a grand touring tyre, made for smoother, quieter ride.
Well, I went with a new set of Toyo Celsius. My last set definitely had a long life. Vredstein was high on my list, but Tire Rack is basically its exclusive seller. Might not always be easy to get a replacement.
Town Fair, too? I had a bad experience with Simple Tire trying to get Nordman Solstices and kind of just wanted it done. And, even though it costs some more, I try going to locally owned places instead of chains.
If I’m really unhappy with what I got, I’ll sell them used at a loss and get others. Actually, Toyo has a 500 mile or 45 day trial period where they refund your purchase if dissatisfied. Wow, I hope we get a snow storm soon!
** This goes for the new Toyos on my wife’s MK7 Golf as well as my MK4 Jetta.