These are what I am running now. I like them so far, and a great value per mile.I have Continental Pure Contact LS tires on now, bought because of ratings, price, warranty, etc. This is my commuter car and so far they have been great. I did not get the certificates, but at around 8000 miles, a damaged beyond repair tire was replaced with new for $30 under factory warranty.
Also, at under 5000miles, my son and I went snowboarding in Flagstaff. It is a 7 mile twisty, climbing mountain road to the ski lodge and the "4x4 or chains required" (I had neither) sign had just turned on due to snow/ice. We got up the hill just fine. Snowed all day, wonderful conditions, but I was worried about getting out. When we got back to the car, I dug out the snow from the front and had my son prepared to push from behind. Turns out that was not needed, as the tires hooked up well and we just motored out. Down the hill at a prudent speed, we passed 2 other vehicles, one with 4wd over the edge. So I guess, at least when relatively new, they worked great in the snow.
Same here. Pirelli P7. They hold up well and ride great. Can't complain!I run Pirelli P7's. I ran many tires since 2010, those are my favorite. Pirelli P7's or NOTHING! all 3 TDI runs them, MPG's are excellent. quiet, good long life. averaging 50-70k miles out of them or more which depends on your driving habits.
I'm running the same X Ice tires on 17's. Couldn't find 16's at the time I put them on. Running the Michelin Crossclimate+ on 18's during the warmer months. I like the Crossclimate+ as they are more of a 3 season tire for me just in case I don't get my snow tires on in time.Michelin X Ice works for me, but if you travel in mountains I’d suggest something that can be studded.
My summers are 18’s, I like skinny for winters so use tall 16’s for winters, actually a little taller than my 18’s.
My original response to this thread was the Toyo Celsius which is a really good all season with snow performance.How about - what winter tires are you guys running?