Went through a pothole today 300 miles from home and badly damaged one of my front Dunlops on my A3 170 Quattro. Damage was bad enough that to contemplate driving home on it would be foolish at least.
Only 1 garage nearby and they were unable to get hold of any branded tyre before Wednesday. Can't drive with a damaged tyre so had to bite the bullet for 2 new tyres on the front.
Garage only had a "budget" or a "mid-range" called "Nexen". Ended up with their Nexen N8000 on both front corners (as you have to replace both at once).
Can't say I'm happy but beggers can't be choosers. On the upside they feel OK to drive and don't produce the levels of noise I'd expect from a cheaper brand.
Anyone tried these on their Quattro. Any experiences? Will I be visiting ditches or replacing them after 2000 miles?
The one thing I will say is that protective lip on the side of the tyre is far less pronounced than the Dunlops on the rear. People "saving" money buying these may end up spending it on having the alloy wheel man visit!
Any thoughts? Anyone have them on their A3? Garage said they sell alot of them.
On the upside the tyre took all the damage and the tracking and alloy were fine.