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#4460974 - 07/16/17 02:12 PM Vredestein Quatrac 5 Tires
ET16 Offline


Registered: 10/28/08
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Loc: MD
I stumbled upon these. Anyone have them?

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#4460988 - 07/16/17 02:24 PM Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Tires [Re: ET16]
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#4461044 - 07/16/17 03:57 PM Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Tires [Re: ET16]
slacktide_bitog Offline


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Vredestein makes quality tires and they made the first all-season tire with the mountain and snowflake symbol aka "all weather" tire about 25 years ago with the original Quatrac.

I'd definitely use them if I needed better snow performance but could only be on one set of tires year-round smile

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#4461107 - 07/16/17 05:44 PM Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Tires [Re: ET16]
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Vredestein sounds European and Dutch, but is actually owned and operated by a larger Indian conglomerate (Apollo Tyre) - so take that for what its worth.
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#4461122 - 07/16/17 06:13 PM Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Tires [Re: L_Sludger]
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Originally Posted By: L_Sludger
Vredestein sounds European and Dutch, but is actually owned and operated by a larger Indian conglomerate (Apollo Tyre) - so take that for what its worth.


Why not be factual rather than post half truths?

Vredestein BV are a Dutch Company that was aquired by Apollo in 2009.

What difference does who owns the shares in a Company make to the product itself?

The Company was founded in 1909!!!!!
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#4461130 - 07/16/17 06:22 PM Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Tires [Re: ET16]
krzyss Offline


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It does not look like Indian ownership caused major changes in the products.
It seems that they started offering mail in rebates after the change.
They probably were in no position to do so before.

Krzys


Edited by krzyss (07/16/17 06:22 PM)

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#4461165 - 07/16/17 07:05 PM Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Tires [Re: ET16]
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Vredestein has a stellar reputation in Europe and with ordinary consumer tires as well as extreme performance tires. You could do a lot worse.
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#4461215 - 07/16/17 08:26 PM Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Tires [Re: L_Sludger]
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Originally Posted By: L_Sludger
Vredestein sounds European and Dutch, but is actually owned and operated by a larger Indian conglomerate (Apollo Tyre) - so take that for what its worth.


They are still made in the Netherlands though smile

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#4461498 - 07/17/17 08:18 AM Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Tires [Re: bigjl]
The_Eric Offline


Registered: 03/31/10
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Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: bigjl
Originally Posted By: L_Sludger
Vredestein sounds European and Dutch, but is actually owned and operated by a larger Indian conglomerate (Apollo Tyre) - so take that for what its worth.


Why not be factual rather than post half truths?

Vredestein BV are a Dutch Company that was aquired by Apollo in 2009.

What difference does who owns the shares in a Company make to the product itself?

The Company was founded in 1909!!!!!


As with many times in the past, a new owner can have drastic effects on the company- often destroying a solid product in the name of profit. I know I'd be immediately suspicious of that company, until I figured out that their product is still good.
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#4461571 - 07/17/17 09:48 AM Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Tires [Re: ET16]
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Registered: 04/03/17
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Had a set on my smart as my intermediate tires. Worked well, but winter tires are better in the winter, and summer tires are better in the summer.
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