Well a little more review of the Conti PureContact.
Had to drive through the Storm that nailed Buffalo here in Toronto, luckily not any where near the same volume. However, directly in Toronto some idiot thought that regular salting was enough without plowing on any of the major roads. All he managed to create was a thick iced surface as the snow melted turned to slush got more snow added and chilled by the wind. Doesn't this sound similar to an injected GS course? Yes you idiot, you made ice on the hwy's and turned a 40 minute drive into a 3 hour 30 minute drive. Truth be told they should have saved the money and time as doing nothing would have had the same result.
I hate pre-salting.
Now for the report on the tires. Very impressive, considering these are an all season tire. For a quick comparison I took out the Caravan with the X-ice 3's and noticed just a slight improvement in traction both ion braking and acceleration. I have learned friend a friend in the business that these use a rubber compound that doesn't harden as the regular all season do in colder conditions, which explains it's near winter like tire performance.
75K mile life rating with a V speed rating and very good winter performance.....Not bad. Don't get me wrong if winters is what you want, perfect and for some vehicles a requirement, however there are alternatives depending on your needs and this may be one. The Extreme contacts were good but in MHO this are much better considering they are also billed All Season.
BTW sorry for the rant on the idiot re the salting Toronto Roads (well maybe not) .