STRONGLY suggest that if the unit you are looking at has Continental
ContiTouring Contacts 205/55-16's (or any other Conti as far as I'm
concerned) ==> get the dealer to shift to (at least) Goodyears, or ANYTHING
I have just replaced a full set of these 'rim protectors' (can't think of
anything else they do well) on my Pontiac Vibe. For a supposed
"All-Weather" tire, they exhibit mediocre dry grip, horrible in the wet,
pathetic in even a dusting of snow, and prone to 'cupping' causing horrid
tread noise (sounded like a CV or wheel bearing gone). The only good news
was that they wore so quickly (28,000 km ~~ 18,000 miles) that I HAD to
replace all 4. And this on a car mostly used as a daily driver by my wife,
who does NOT think she is Shirley Muldowney......
Interestingly, TireRack lists 2 versions of this tire, a Toyota OEM
(presumably for the Matrix-twin to the Vibe) at $74, and a version for
anyone else at $80. I don't know what the specific difference is, but there
is obviously a message in that.
Anyway, most dealers are getting cars in with more than 1 tire type, so LET
HIM (or her) KNOW THAT CONTIS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE. I really wish I had taken
a stand when the Vibe was delivered.
Weight - 2617 pounds 2 door
Weight - 2676 pounds 4 door
Base model - 195/70R14
LS - 195/65R15
LS Sport - 205/55R16
Wheels - 14 & 15 inch are steel, 16 inch are chromed aluminum.
LS Sport adds rear spoiler, fog lights, sports suspension, 205/55R16
tires and Chrome Alloy Wheels.
1991 Pontiac Bonneville LE