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So, my 2008 Honda Accord V6 EX Sedan OEM Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 tires are starting to show their cords, dry rotting, and are close to their wear marks, so its time for new tires (Only 33,000 miles). Also, not sure whether to blame the tires, the 17” rims, or the Honda Accord itself, but I am tired of the brutal bone jarring I get when hitting expansion joints, and the excessive road noise.

So, I am looking at the following top two (Non-Michelin) tires as rated by both Consumer Reports and Tire Rack, but I am struggling with which one to choose. I would like to hear positive/negative comments from users that have actually installed them on their Accords.

1) Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

2) Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

EDIT: Adding the following to the list. As it stands now, I am leaning towards the Continentals due to the better handling and superior wet road characteristics, at a slight loss in quietness and smoothness.

3) Turanza Serenity Plus

As a side note, do they typically install new TPMS sensors as they have a limited life span? I wish I could just disable the warning light.
 

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You can plug both tires into tirerack and compare them side by side. Off the top I believe the Pirelli is better. The conti is a lrr(low rolling resistance) tire I think.
 

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Bridgestone Turanza Serenity.
 

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You can plug both tires into tirerack and compare them side by side. Off the top I believe the Pirelli is better. The conti is a lrr(low rolling resistance) tire I think.
Yes, I read all the reviews and comparisons, but there are some advantages and disadvantages to both, so it is a tough decision. For instance I read that some are having problems holding a straight line at speed with the Continental on the Accord, and some report it is loud or has a harsh ride (While others report the opposite). On the positive side, the Continental has very good dry and wet testing reports. On the Pirelli side, reports indicate that it might not have a long tire life, but users generally report a smooth and quiet ride. I had Pirellis on my pickup truck and the ride and grip were fantastic, but the wear was terrible (The two generally go hand in hand).
 

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abc123, you have PM about my thoughts..... :wave:
 

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Bridgestone Turanza Serenity.
I have the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity "Plus" :thmsup: Love this tire. Great road feel, wet & dry traction, and road noise is a lot quieter than the original Dunlops that came with the car. Bought these 11 months ago and now have 10,000 miles on them. Showing very little wear right now.
 

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I've had the DWS Continental on another car and it was a very good all-around tire. The only concern I ever had was how thin the sidewall on the tire was, but it was a non-issue once it was on the car. Minor flex could be felt in a corner if I was moving fast, I did like them though, very quiet.

That said, I've heard a lot of great things about the Turanza Serenity as well. If I were going to be getting a tire for the accord, I would get the Bridgestone.
 

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I have the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity "Plus" :thmsup: Love this tire. Great road feel, wet & dry traction, and road noise is a lot quieter than the original Dunlops that came with the car. Bought these 11 months ago and now have 10,000 miles on them. Showing very little wear right now.
the serenity's were good in the rain, no doubt. they seemed to be a bit tougher on ride quality. this is probably cause of the performance compound that they use, which gives you more grip.

i personally wouldn't buy the serenity's again. i had too many issues with that particular model (radial pull, vibration).
 

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Thanks for all the opinions. Between that, and reading various reviews and test results different places, I decided on getting the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology tires from Tire Rack as they would best fit my driving style and the weather conditions in my area. I also ordered a set of TPMS sensors from Bernardi auto parts.
 

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I love reading those tire rack reviews (or any other vender's website that contain reviews) were people say X brand and Y model of tires are the greatest ever, then they go on to compare them to their worn-out junk OEM tires after riding on them only a few hundred miles...well no duh, ANY new tire will feel, look, and sound much better than anything that was worn out. What is rarely every stated is how well they handle, how they feel on the road, and how noisy they are when they have 50, 40, 30, or even 20$ of life left.

I also love how people get 25K out of a pair of tires and fail to take responsibility for their poor driving habits, poor alignment, poor tire inflation, poor rotation, and their poor choice in a tire that isn't spec'd for as good or better than the manufacturer recommends.

Then what I really love are the paid reviews that companies (manufacturers and vendors) have written and posted for them; an unethical advertising practice to say the least.

Enjoy the Continentals. While most of their tire models are junk, I too have read some positive reviews on that model too.
 

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I'm about to order the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus for my 2007 Accord EX i4 Coupe. Normally I would order online and once the tires arrive, I'd take them to Walmart to get them installed (they offer the lifetime rotation and balance - most places just offer lifetime rotation). But I got burned the last online purchase I made because the tires had problems. It ended up being a mess to diagnose, confirm the tires were bad, etc. I ended up having to go to three different tire places to get those bad Hankooks replaced. I would prefer to try to get a good B&M place to just match the online price.
 

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I have Hankooks now. What model are they and what was wrong with them? I ordered online via DTD and had WM install them. Thanks!
 

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Thanks for all the opinions. Between that, and reading various reviews and test results different places, I decided on getting the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology tires from Tire Rack as they would best fit my driving style and the weather conditions in my area. I also ordered a set of TPMS sensors from Bernardi auto parts.
Any updates since you bought these?

Recommend them?
 

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OP, I would make that decision based on which tyre weighs less. Just my 2 cents.
 

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Any updates since you bought these?

Recommend them?
I don't have these tires on my Accord (I have the Continental DWS) but I did put these on my Wife's Altima and I really like them. They have handled great in all the snow and ice we have had lately, which I was initially worried about. The grip in the rain is top notch as well. I think the "Ecoplus technology" angle is a bit of nonsense and a marketing ploy but over all these are great tires. I've really become impressed with Continental tires and they are my go to choice now.
 

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I don't have these tires on my Accord (I have the Continental DWS) but I did put these on my Wife's Altima and I really like them. They have handled great in all the snow and ice we have had lately, which I was initially worried about. The grip in the rain is top notch as well. I think the "Ecoplus technology" angle is a bit of nonsense and a marketing ploy but over all these are great tires. I've really become impressed with Continental tires and they are my go to choice now.
Thanks. Have you put a lot of miles on them? Curious how the wear is..
 

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Any updates since you bought these?

Recommend them?
Unless all you care about is their grip in the wet or dry, then I would not recommend them. Terrible in the snow. As far as improving on the extreme harshness of the stock Michelins, they only offer a little softening of the ride, as most of that is due to the suspension and/or the 17" wheels. The worst tradeoff of the tire is excessive body lean when going into turns, so don't expect to be doing any type of sporty riding, which I really miss; It is now like driving a tank.
 

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You can plug both tires into tirerack and compare them side by side. Off the top I believe the Pirelli is better. The conti is a lrr(low rolling resistance) tire I think.
Wrongll Pirelli's are the worst tire on earth !! If they gave them to you it would not make them tolerable. Add the fact that they are far from cheap and I can't think of a better way to burn money. You might as well make fires with your cash.
 
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