Contis sport 2: so bad I'm looking at getting some winter rubber and rotating wheels.
Got ZZ3s all round on mine and I can't say I was impressed, but then Ive not wintered the ZS on any other tyres. Don't think many of the usual suspects are going to be any good in this weather (usual suspects being contis, zz3s, toyo t1rs etc).Avon ZZ3 seems pretty good in the snow. I've already cruised past three stranded drivers this week and not had a problem on the country road into work.
I agree Uniroyal rainsports are ace! I haven't been out in the snow in fairness but I have rainsport 1's on the ZT260 and rainsport 2's on the Zs180 the grip is almost as good as the conti's in the dry and a whole lot better in the wet and so far they have outlasted the Conti's on the rear of the 260 even with the odd smokey startAfter a fair amount of research I recently decided on Uniroyal Rainsport 2's.
By far the best all round tyre I've had on the ZS since new, and I was the only resident able to drive up the steep communal driveway to my home in the recent heavy snow (Couldn't manage it last year on the previous tyres).
Tyres were fairly inexpensive too at around £105 each fitted.
Previous tyres on this car:
Conti's Sport 2's.
Dunlop SP 9000
Dunlops were great for avoiding aquaplaning (much better than the conti's) but did exaggerate tramlining on motorways and were a noisy tyre.
Only downside to the Rainsports are the sidewalls are a little softer (even with the must have XL version with stiffer sidewalls). Again, a noisy tyre but quieter than the dunlops.
Overall, The rainsport 2's advantages for wet and dry grip, overall control and wear outweigh the other tyres by a mile.