I'm a bit surprised by kenford44's post.kenford44 said:Conti were on from new and lasted only 16k miles so I changed to Hankook Ventus 255/55 and just changed the fronts at 49k miles with at least another 5k left on the other two
I think we know better than VW how to pick tyres
whiskymac said:Just replaced VW Original fitments of Continental Cross Contact UHP's - 255 / 55 R18 109Y at 9800 miles with approx 3mm tread depth remaining.
Replacements are full set of HANKOOK VENTUS ST - 255 / 55 R18 109Y XL rated. 8mm new tread depth and treadwear rating of 420 ( against 280 for Conti's.)
Note that they are classed as a M + S tyre and Initial impression is that roadholding and noise is certainly matching the Conti's. Happy with total fitted price of ?440 all inclusive and looking forward to a decent increased tyre life.