Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Lincoln, NE
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I got the Contintental Extreme Contact DWS size 215/50ZR17 for my 2006 Mazda 6s, on the 17" stock rims. I am impressed by them so far, with a quiet ride and imo better handling than the Michelins. Now, I only have 35K miles on my car, and I generally don't peel out so I am quite disappointed in the quick baldness of the Michelin tires (when the shop pulled them off, they had 1/32" or 2/32" of tread life left). I have more hair on my head than these tires had tread. Hey, that rhymes!
I bought my tires at Tirerack.com for $123 each and they had a local installer that just happens to be the closest car dealer to my house, a Honda dealer. After paying for mounting, balancing and new stems I was good to go. And go I have; we have had some strong rain and so far the car has adeptly handled the deeper water on the sides of the street in a manner much unlike the Michelins did when they were new.
On a previous car I put the Yokohama Avid tires, and I liked them. I decided to try the Continental DWS based on the glowing reviews in this forum. Thank you guys for getting them before me, I feel confident driving with these on.
2006 M6s, Performance White/Black Cloth, Bose/Moonroof/6CD Pkg