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#4638790 - 01/18/18 01:01 PM Vredestein Quatrac 5 Review
MCompact Offline


Registered: 07/21/02
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In early December I installed a set on the Clubman; the car has the base alloy wheels that take 175/65R15 conventional tires(this Cooper had to be special ordered, as it has Comfort Access, navigation, SiriusXM, and sport seats- an uncommon option set on a base model). One of the primary reasons I went with the Quatrac 5 was the fact it is an all-season tire that also wears the three-peak mountain snowflake symbol.
Over the past several days we've received several inches of snow and a bit of ice. The car performed like a champ on our un-plowed gravel farm road as well as on some snow covered secondary roads. On dry and wet pavement the handling is very good for a Grand Touring tire with an H speed rating, and NVH is excellent as well. At $67/tire from Tire Rack I think that the Quatrac 5 is a screaming bargain.
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#4638803 - 01/18/18 01:09 PM Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Review [Re: MCompact]
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Registered: 12/24/11
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It's what I'm planning on for the Volvo. Glad to know they're good!
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#4638840 - 01/18/18 01:33 PM Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Review [Re: MCompact]
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Surprised the price is so low. Its the cheapest winter tire on tirerack.com for my 215/55-17 size. And they appear to be a decent quality tire, and NOT made in a third-world country (Netherlands)! My expensive Michelin X-Ice3's are made in Thailand by comparison. X-Ice3's are great but these Quatracs look quite good as well.

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#4638860 - 01/18/18 02:00 PM Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Review [Re: MCompact]
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Had a set as my intermediate tires on my smart car. Was quite impressed with them, even in the snow.
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#4639045 - 01/18/18 05:35 PM Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Review [Re: MCompact]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
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Glad they are serving you well thumbsup

How many miles have you put on them? smile

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#4639110 - 01/18/18 06:24 PM Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Review [Re: oil_film_movies]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
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Originally Posted By: oil_film_movies
Surprised the price is so low. Its the cheapest winter tire on tirerack.com for my 215/55-17 size. And they appear to be a decent quality tire, and NOT made in a third-world country (Netherlands)! My expensive Michelin X-Ice3's are made in Thailand by comparison. X-Ice3's are great but these Quatracs look quite good as well.


Except that its not a winter tire.

Its a mountain/snowflake rated All-season.

Possibly in the "all-weather" category.

Definitely not winter only.
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#4639150 - 01/18/18 06:50 PM Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Review [Re: Rand]
oil_film_movies Offline


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Originally Posted By: Rand
Except that its not a winter tire. Its a mountain/snowflake rated All-season. Possibly in the "all-weather" category. Definitely not winter only.
Yes there are shades of gray when looking at these tires. The Quatrac does a pretty good job being a jack of all trades. The X-Ice3 might be a little better on ice/snow than the Quatrac, yet the X-Ice3 retains a lot of dry hot weather performance and long teadlife. (Luv those X-Ice3's!!!)
Certainly new technology in tires have allowed all-season tires to become all-weather tires more now. I like not having to change tires at the seasons.

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#4639205 - 01/18/18 07:39 PM Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Review [Re: MCompact]
bigjl Offline


Registered: 09/06/12
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Loc: London, England
Vredestein have a very good reputation.

I out All Seasons on my wifes 2014 Picanto as I was giving it to my daughter for her Birthday.

I wanted it to have brand new tyres.

The tyre shop tried for Vredesteins but there was only 3 in stock in the UK in the size I wanted. 165/60/14.

So went with Goodyear Vector 4 Seasons Gen 2.

A pity as I wanted to try Vredesteins again.

I don't doubt they will serve you well.
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#4639244 - 01/18/18 08:15 PM Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Review [Re: slacktide_bitog]
MCompact Offline


Registered: 07/21/02
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Loc: KY
Originally Posted By: slacktide_bitog
Glad they are serving you well thumbsup

How many miles have you put on them? smile


So far we've only put @600 miles on them.
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1999 Wrangler Sahara
1995 318ti Club Sport

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#4640238 - 01/19/18 05:01 PM Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Review [Re: MCompact]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 6135
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: MCompact
So far we've only put @600 miles on them.


Cool! I hope you get many more enjoyable miles out of them. Please keep us updated smile

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#4653395 - 02/01/18 06:04 PM Re: Vredestein Quatrac 5 Review [Re: MCompact]
MI_Roger Offline


Registered: 12/31/07
Posts: 327
Loc: Ypsilanti, MI
We had set of Vredesteins's Quatrac 3 tires on my wife's Saab 9-3SC for a few years, 2009 - 2012?. They wore faster than I had hoped but otherwise they were great tires. I guess early wear is a logical trade-off for a tire designed to also be great in winter snow and ice.

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