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Re: quattro+rain

> Date:          Tue, 18 Jul 95 16:23:21 -0400
> From:          Don Hoefer <hoefer@cary.eng.pko.dec.com>

> killer!  Perhaps the Eagle Aquatred fits this bill?  At $100 plus per
> tire it would be a pricy experiment for my current financial situation
> although I would love to try them.  By the way, the trade-in value of
> my wife's Pontiac (we now have a mini-van) last year was improved
> simply because it had Aquatreds on it.

I have put on 4 Eagle Aquatred tires 195/60/14 on my 90q20v for about 
2 months.  So far so good.   I bought them for their "claimed"
performance on wet roads and snow conditions.    It is difficult to 
simulate an exact test or control experimence because there are 
always so many variables.   So far, the tires 
have not skided on me at all.  (I do drive pretty hard, including 
hard cornerings)   We did have rain storms in the pass 2 months.  Of 
course I didn't drive the same way in rain storms as on dry roads.

Being a quattro also making it difficult to distinquish between 
performance of the AWD system or the Eagle Aquatred tires.

>  The dealer was very happy to
> get a used car with them, many other people must think that they are
> very good even though some people I talk to have a low opinion of
> Goodyear tires in general.  So confusing!  Look at Car and Driver or
> other magazines for performance tire tests and see if you can glean
> any more light on the subject.

I also like the "look" of the tread pattern as well as the side wall 
more so than that of Dunlop D10 A2.


Solomon Ngan <sngan@netaccess.on.ca>
  '93 100s
  '90 90q20v
  '84 5ks