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So, am at 8,800 miles now. My car’s first 2k miles were as a demo, so possibly driven hard.

But, at the first service at 6 months old, in October, the fronts still had 6mm and the rears 5mm.

I checked today. The fronts have loads left, which I would expect. 5mm at least. The rears, however, are very nearly down to the wear bands! Whoops.

I do, admittedly, like to use the power.

So, new rear tyres beckon. Currently on Conti Sport Contact 255 / 35 R19 Y XL.

Should I stick with the Contis or does anyone have a suggestion for other, ideally harder wearing, brands? Have had Goodyear Eagle Assy 3 tyres on my last two cars and been really pleased with them.
 

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My rears are almost shot after 20k miles.

I plan to go with Conti Sport Contact 6 or Michelin PS4 next time around - I don’t care too much about mileage, I just want GRIP.

Michelin PS4 would be the “longer lasting“ option, but I’m not sure how grippy they would be in very cold conditions.

Goodyear Assy 3’s work well on Mrs V’s Seat Leon and are a good all-round option. There is also a newer Mk5 version of these.
 

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My rears are almost shot after 20k miles.

I plan to go with Conti Sport Contact 6 or Michelin PS4 next time around - I don’t care too much about mileage, I just want GRIP.

Michelin PS4 would be the “longer lasting“ option, but I’m not sure how grippy they would be in very cold conditions.

Goodyear Assy 3’s work well on Mrs V’s Seat Leon and are a good all-round option. There is also a newer Mk5 version of these.
Thanks, good info! PS4s tempting but pricey? 20k miles is roughly twice what I got on the Contis! Hence the need to consider another brand.

As per my post above, GY Assy 5s at £117 per tyre on the rear seems decent value!
 

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Yep, Michelin £138 through to £221 in 255/35 R19!! Heading towards GY Eagle Assy 5s unless anyone has a better idea?

Cheers guys!
 

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I had all 4 changed at 12k although the rears weren't the original tyres as the dealer replaced them with some used ones after they damaged them.

Not heard of oponeo. When looked at conti prices they were all over £200 each!
 

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I had all 4 changed at 12k although the rears weren't the original tyres as the dealer replaced them with some used ones after they damaged them.

Not heard of oponeo. When looked at conti prices they were all over £200 each!
What did you replace yours with?
 

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I got two free brand new tyres from the dealer, so I also bought the fronts from them as well since the car was there - they fit contis as standard.
 

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So, have heard from my dealer.
Rear tyres (the fat pricey ones):

Conti Sport Contact £198.15 each
Goodyear F1 Assy 5 £174.58 each

My favourite online site:

Goodyear F1 Assy 5 £114 each with free delivery.

The dealer will fit for them for a nominal fee when the car is serviced.

GYs ordered at £228 for the pair. Job done
 

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Really pleased to get back to these GY F1s. Not sure about the Contis. They have worn pretty quickly.

Aim to get them fitted at service 2 at the end of the month. May as well ‘see off’ the old rear tyres! ?
 

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Just having a look at mine yesterday - fronts probably have another 2000 miles on them, rears are probably due any time now. Might well give these F1's a go - can't say I've been overly impressed with the CSC5s.
 

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Just having a look at mine yesterday - fronts probably have another 2000 miles on them, rears are probably due any time now. Might well give these F1's a go - can't say I've been overly impressed with the CSC5s.
Cheaper, longer-lasting and supposedly quieter. Go for it!
 

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Hi Dunc69,
How are getting on with the tyres? Still loving them? I have them on the S4 and rate them, miles better than the factory Pirelli ones which died very quickly even in AWD.
 

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Swordfish, only had them fitted yesterday. Taking it easy for a day or two. Fronts (Contis) still have 5mm, so will be keeping them for a while ?

I’ll let you all know about the GYs soon. ?
 

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I went Michelin PS4 (no "s") on all four corners.
So far, so good, although my wallet is a different shape now.

PS4S is talked up as being the "best" road tyre, but read between the lines - it has a stiffer sidewall for a more responsive turn-in, but will also probably have a less progressive breakaway on the rears which I don't want.

PS4 (no "s") is very close to the PS4S, probably a better bet for a GT car like a Stinger, and is fitted as standard in the USA.
 

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So, am at 8,800 miles now. My car’s first 2k miles were as a demo, so possibly driven hard.

But, at the first service at 6 months old, in October, the fronts still had 6mm and the rears 5mm.

I checked today. The fronts have loads left, which I would expect. 5mm at least. The rears, however, are very nearly down to the wear bands! Whoops.

I do, admittedly, like to use the power.

So, new rear tyres beckon. Currently on Conti Sport Contact 255 / 35 R19 Y XL.

Should I stick with the Contis or does anyone have a suggestion for other, ideally harder wearing, brands? Have had Goodyear Eagle Assy 3 tyres on my last two cars and been really pleased with them.
Hi

I have just fitted a set of Imperial Ecosport 2 to my car. They cost £220 for 4 delivered by Openeo. Had my local specialists fit them. There is little to no difference from the original Continentals. At £57 each they were worth a punt and as I drive it with the TC off when the opportunity arises, ' premium' tyres would be wasted. Personally I think the Stinger's rear rebound camping can't cope with pushed in the dry, the car is at its best when the roads are cold or wet.
Why did I buy a 'budget tyre? I had all season tyres over the winter. Michelin Cross Climate on the rear but no 225 produced for the front. The only 225 all season I could find was from Imperial and they were brilliant in the cold, wet ice and snow.
 

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Tyre life:
Google: UTQG uniform tyre quality grading.

All good tyres have a treadwear rating printed on the side to make it easy for consumers to compare the expected mileage or life of the tyre.
A conti with a treadwear rating of 200 will last 2/3 the milage of a tyre with treadwear rating 300, for ex.

  1. A very good but not so common tyre is the Nokian Z. It. May have slightly different names in different countries. Nokian Z G2 were the Best tyres I've ever had. Not only were they "best in Test" in most conditions, they were also quiet. There are plenty of tests online that include the Nokian Z.
 
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