condorIt seems like you've already made your decision. I've got a 2011 Cayenne Turbo with winter rims and tyres. They are Scorpion 'ice and snow' tyres. With 4x4 and winter tyres, no car will defy the laws of physics, but winter tyres are noticeably better on wet roads, and pouring rain. I have winter tyres on my RS6, which I believe are a Dunlop brand, and again, excellent. I think they are FAR from a big con.
ignatzcatz I believe that unless you are living near the Artic circle these tyres are just a big sales con. If you have good treaded tyres and you don't drive like a loony the difference these tyres make is so marginal as to make no difference whatsoever.
macporscheI appreciate that in the wilds of Guildford winter tyres may not make much of a differenceSome areas of the UK do get snow, sleet and frost and as I live in one of these areas I can confirm that snow tyres and all season tyres DO make a difference. sometimes a dramatic differenceSo I would advise keeping your ill informed comments to yourself for fear someone takes them seriouslyCayenne and 996
ignatzcatzToward the Winter and colder seasons there is always the big push for the fitment of winter tyres. I believe that unless you are living near the Artic circle these tyres are just a big sales con. If you have good treaded tyres and you don't drive like a loony the difference these tyres make is so marginal as to make no difference whatsoever. If I had the misfortune to have to frequently traverse muddy and slippery byways I would fit real knobbly tyres but actually if I had such journeys I wouldn't use the Porsche, I would buy a Land Rover. My comments apply equally to more regular cars, I wouldn't consider fitting them to my 911 but then I wouldn't drive it down muddy pathways, heaven forbid. A good friend did purchase these winter tyres for his Audi A5 cabriolet and apart from being a bit noisier the difference was unnoticeable although the wilds of Guildford isn't the best of comparisons to the outer reaches of North Yorkshire I suppose.Anyway I'm not buying any.
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