I just wanted to test the waters and see if anyone else has experienced the same as me (which i hope is not the case as my ringpiece has only just got back to normal after a real brown-trouser moment coming home from work on Saturday night!). Basically since getting the car last September i've noticed that i tend to get what i would call excessive aquaplaning when driving in heavy rain or if there is running water crossing the road. I was happy to put this down to the width of the tyres as they're by far the widest tyres i've had on a car. However on my way home on Saturday night, in fairly light rain on open country roads, i came across a patch of road where the water was draining off the fields and running across. It could only have been 2 - 3mm deep but caused me to aquaplane like a *******! I did some skid-pan training last year but that was in a MOD Land Rover on an airfield not on the open road in an A4. Needless to say when the tyres regained grip i'd overdone the steering input (i was entering a corner when it happened) and i was shot across to the other side of the road. Luckily i got it all back under control before meeting oncoming traffic! The tyres in question are Dunlop SP Sports, 205/55R16 and have done 10,000+ miles. To me the tread pattern looks llike it couldn't shift a teaspoons' worth let alone water in the quantities we've been having recently! Has anyone else had this problem with the same tyres?