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Put these on the front of my Clio 182, cos I couldn't stand what I had on there before (Michelin Pilot Sport 3, which I moved to the back). WHAT A DIFFERENCE! If your car suffers from tramlining, these tyres will cure the prob. Premium Contact 2s also handle better, and are more fun. Although a premium touring tyre, and not a sports tyre, at road speeds these are much more progressive on the limit and offer much more feel, feedback and communication than the supposedly superior premium sports tyres I had on the front before. Had the same experience with Conti PC 2s on the front of an E36 328i I used to own - unrivalled fun. Not quite the grippiest tyre there is, but the unequalled progression and feel etc. mean this tyre might just be the best kept secret for fun at speeds you can tell a policeman about.
there is a little noisy in high speed
+ Good grip / feed back / strong side wall - Ware / Noise / Fuel usage / price Long term review Continental Premium Contact 2 (CPC2). These were equipped as the stock tyre, from the factory. The first set, had 4 grooves (84v) and I didn't rotate them. The replacements sets (front only), are the XL (88v) version, these only had 3 grooves, in the stock size. The first, 4 grooves sets lasted longer (wear wise): 15,000 miles (July 2013 - Aug 2015) on the front. 35000 miles (July 2013 - March 2018) The replacement fronts sets, 3 grooves (CPC2 - 88V), didn't fare as well (ware wise). Replaced at 15,000 miles (Aug 2015- Aug 2016) and 25,000 miles (Aug 2016 - March 2018) Cornering at speed and feedback on limits of traction, is good adding confidence, to driving. Grip in the dry and wet is good, until they drop below 2.5 mm. They sometimes lose traction (not often) and don't hold the road as well. The 3 grooves, version are more prone to traction loss vs the 4 grooves. Once the temp drops (4c or below) and the tyres have worn to 3mm or lower, they feel very stiff/rigid. Until they get some heat in them. The side wall of the rear right tyre must have been curbed (badly) as a piece came off, but the still stayed strong. They are nosey and the rolling stat is F, using more fuel, which over time will add up. 2 tyres cost: 2015 £168 / 2016 £168 / 2018 £184 I didn't want to replace with the same again. As this tyre has been replace by Continental Premium Contact 5 and now 6. Which isn't available in my size, (what up with that Continental). Last time I checked, the ford fiesta is the UK best selling car. I've notice several version, of the newer 2018 (fiesta) no longer use Continental, but the Primacy 3 After reading the reviews and feedback. I short listed Michelin Primacy 3 and Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance. I've just replace all 4, Continental with Goodyear, which did cost more. So I'm hoping for better ware, grip, noise and mpg (time will tell). This time around I will be rotating.