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Hello everyone

I'm just about to take ownership of a 1999 Jaguar XKR supercharged cabriolet. The previous owner, my father, has told my it has a tendency to slip out at the back, in particularly in the wet. He said the tyres he had put on it weren't really suitable. So i need to get some new ones.

As this is a safety thing, money isn't really an issue. I would love to fit some good all weather tyres that perform well in the wet.

I have come across some, Continental Sport Contact 5, they seem pretty good ratings wise, Grip A, Efficiency C (a bonus).

I would love to hear any recent experience and recommendations from you all?

Sam

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Michelin get a good report, as do Pirelli.

 

I have ben told by the owner of a tyre fitting company [ who still fits tyres and has 40 years experience] that Continental tyres are not that good.

 

I drive an S Type and admit to liking Pirellis.

 

The best option is to read all the reviews and to get the best tyres that suits your driving.

 

Regards,

 

Peter.

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thanks - the car came fitted with Pirellis, and that seems to be where all the complaints come from regarding the lack of traction in the wet. I was thinking of avoiding Pirellis to be honest.

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Hi Sam,

 

Different cars suit different makes of tyre.  I have heard that Vredestein manufacture a good all round tyre,  but I do think the best opinions could well come from those club members who drive similar cars to yours.

 

My car is not the same model  as yours -- just a 208bhp S type Diesel SE, and  will have  far different driving characteristics than yours.

 

Regards,

 

Peter.

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