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I drive a 2017 Subaru Outback and I have these tires on all four wheels. I am a healthcare professional and It is imperative that I get to my patients homes regardless of what the weather is, my Subaru salesman suggested to me that I take the original tires off and put on Continental True Contacts because of my job duties traveling from home to home thru all types of weather.This is my THIRD set of Continental True Contacts on this vehicle. I use these tires primarily in the spring,summertime and in the fall up to about November when I will switch to my Continental snow tires. It was my first set of Continental True Contacts that convinced me that these were the best in the summer on dry, in the rain and as well as in the snow! In the dry these tires are phenomenal they grip extremely well especially for aggressive maneuvers that I have to make at times when people aren't paying attention to what's going on on the road, when I have to swerve to go around them my confidence is extremely high with these tires. The same holds true in the rain. As a point, when I am on the highway and there are very few cars around, I am passing a lot of cars because they seem to slow down in the rain but my confidence with these tires on my vehicle is high. I can still feel exactly what the vehicle is doing and it gives me ample warning as to how progressive the tires are at their limit. Because of the way the tires handled the dry and the way they handle especially in the wet and my using them my first year in the Snow, I am on my Third pair of Continental True Contacts and I will NOT switch to anything else, because of the safety and real Confidence they provide. As I stated earlier, It is imperative that I get to my patients homes to complete their healthcare needs.
My first winter with these tires on at the end of November, we had roughly two inches of snow on the ground one morning, and they got me exactly where I needed to go 30 mi away no slips,slides, scary moments! Other people were slipping and sliding on the road, but I just took my time. These tires gripped that 2 inches of snow exceptionally well and I got to where I needed to better than most other tires would have, at least on a vehicles around me. As for how the tires gripped on the ice? The one main example I have is: going across a bridge that had a slight tilt to the left and was a sheet of Black Ice, two cars Slid into each other and it seemed that no one could get to the center of the bridge to help check to see if the passengers were okay.The Police vehicle that apparently has snow tires on it could not get to the center of the bridge either and he was walking out ! I put my car in first gear and very slowly crept out onto the bridge to where the people were. We both got to wear the people were and they both were okay. In that process of me leaving the scene, the Policeman asked me what kind of tires I had on my vehicle to make it out to where he could not make it ? I told him Continental True Contacts and he stated to me," I wish I had those on this vehicle"pointing back to his vehicle. He was very impressed ! I also reminded him that Subaru's do handle differently in extreme weather situations but the tires are the largest part of the equation. As a note he was driving a rear wheel drive only vehicle.