Compare Surveys for both , my understanding area you live in does get some wintery conditions(sudden snow falls) tire you're aiming at has aggressive looking tread pattern, but according to Tire Rack surveys slightly inferior to this one & cost more...but then again it's all boils down to Buyer's choice.))
Thanks for the advice on this. I have a set of Michelin’s on my 12 year old Crown Vic and I love the tires so I think I’m going to go with Michelin.2007 E350 Sport ... asymmetrical tires. I've had sets of both Continental Extreme Contact DWS and Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus tires. My experience: the Contis are inferior to the Michelins. The Contis were noisier ... much noisier ... than the Michelins. However, as the Michelins approach the ends of their treadlife, they begin making a lotta noise, too ... particularly from the rear. I got about 35,000 miles out of the Contis ... close to 50,000 out of the Michelins. In June I replaced the Michelins with a new set of the same tires: Pilot Sport A/S Plus. I don't expect I'll ever buy anything other than Michelins again, and I hope to keep the car for a long, long time ... more than 200,000 miles.
Are you sure you had DWS's? These tires were introduced in late 2009, they were not available in N.A until then, they are only aftermarket tires. I suspect you had Conti Pro/Touring/Extreme Contact or a variation of that, which is a real lousy tire, I had 2 sets and they pretty much match your description. The DWS's are a different animal.Around 20,000 miles annually.