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Bought used car with two tyres in good condition so I needed a budget pair for a front axle. This Platin model is made in Conti plant in Germany (it is size dependent, some other dimensions are made in Conti plants in Portugal) so I thought they could be a good choice as I mostly drive in town with mild winter conditions, without heavy snowfall, but I need winter tyres in order to be legal on the road. And they are no disappointment by any means, really good budget tyres.
Dry grip is excellent, nothing to complain about. Wet grip is very good, which is surprise for a budget tyre, as they often fail in this field. No breaking or handling issues, whatever the weather. Good road feedback for a winter tyre of this profile. Also pretty quiet for a winter tyre with directional tread. Good, but not excellent, grip and handling on snow, you may have to use chains in heavy conditions.
Tread depth was 8.5 mm when fitted, now (after 15k miles) they are at 6.2 mm. Could be better but this is not surprises as I use them on a front axle as all-season tyres. If bought all 4, with regular F/R swap, they could make about 35k till 4 mm mark. Even in my case they will live long enough till next autumn, as I plan to put GY Vector4Seasons gen-3 SUV on all wheels.
If I would be on a thin budget, I would not hesitate to buy them again, very good value.