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    Default How long did your tyres on your clio last?

    Hi all

    I'm in the process of buying new rubber for my clio after deciding to change my rego over from qld to nsw as I stated in other posts. I'm not happy that I've only covered 27k in 2 years and have had to replace the standard Continentals already.

    I do mostly city driving which I obviously know takes more out of the rubber than highway driving but still I wanted to get at least 35k's out of them. My driving style is pretty conservative though I don't mind a fang around corners now and then but I take it pretty easy most of the time.

    Just curious to know what experiences you froggers out there have had with the Continentals? ie how long they lasted for you and under what driving conditions.

    I was surfing on the net looking for information about the durability of these tyres but haven't found much. I did find this statement:

    "Continental tyres do a good job of hanging on; these are the ContiEcoContact model which claim on their sidewall, "Reduces Co2 Emission". Continental claims the tyre will last 30% longer and reduce fuel consumption by 5% - and it still grips."

    Is there some validity to this or is it another marketing ploy.

    Cheers for reading and I await your input





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    27K in a high performance FWD ... that's pretty great if you ask me. My GTi138 usually gets 20-25k MAX (all 4 get replaced). Yes it all depends on how you drive, and the rating of the rubber. If they come in your size I can't speak more highly of Goodyear F1 GS-D3's (not the old D2's).

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    Quote Originally Posted by XTC206
    27K in a high performance FWD ... that's pretty great if you ask me. My GTi138 usually gets 20-25k MAX (all 4 get replaced). Yes it all depends on how you drive, and the rating of the rubber. If they come in your size I can't speak more highly of Goodyear F1 GS-D3's (not the old D2's).

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    Quote Originally Posted by XTC206
    27K in a high performance FWD ... that's pretty great if you ask me. My GTi138 usually gets 20-25k MAX (all 4 get replaced). Yes it all depends on how you drive, and the rating of the rubber. If they come in your size I can't speak more highly of Goodyear F1 GS-D3's (not the old D2's).

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    Yeah I agree, my tyres were at just legal around 20k but I don't think I've ever replaced my tyres as soon as they 'legally' needed to. I usually get 25-30k out of a set of tyres before changing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by berzerker
    I don't have the RSC but the 1.6 privilege model
    Ahh OK ... maybe 27k is a tad short then (unless you're a sideways drifter).

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    Yeah, I'm surprised at your mileage off the standard Continentals there. They really should last 35K. How regularly are you checking tyre pressures and rotating?

    They certainly don't have a reputation as being an overly soft tyre.

    Any 307 or C3 owners want to comment on the mileage from their ContiEcos?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTI124
    Yeah, I'm surprised at your mileage off the standard Continentals there. They really should last 35K. How regularly are you checking tyre pressures and rotating?

    They certainly don't have a reputation as being an overly soft tyre.

    Any 307 or C3 owners want to comment on the mileage from their ContiEcos?
    yeah that's what I thought. i get the tyres rotated regularly and i check the pressure often as well.

    all i can put it down to is the roads i'm travelling on.

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