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