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    Semi budget tires 215/70/16

    Love the Nokian Entyre 2.0s I have on the VW Jetta. All season but have felt great in rain and light snow so far.
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    Anybody regularly pick the stones out of their tires?

    If I happen to see or hear a big one and can get at it walking by the car, I'll pull it out - but certainly don't go looking for em!
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    New Winter Tires from Nokian

    A beautiful ride with great tires! Nokian going on my AWD wagon once the Contis are on the their way out...
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    '17 Accent

    Great little car. We had that and the sister Rio. Same engine, and I believe a Mitsubishi transmission. Rock solid across the board. If you get the hatchback (you should if you can) oodles of space and cargo nearly compact SUV levels. Highly recommend as a value buy and a great choice for a used...
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    Premium vs. Budget Snow tires

    No beating Nokian in the snow.
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    Outlander Plug-in Hybrid EV

    I test drove one last year for nearly an hour. I really, really liked it. Quick off the line, comfortable, and utilitarian. With the right rebates and situation for someone with the charging capacity/commute I would go for it.
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    How do you select tires?

    I emphasize brand more than I should - but I also look at how they develop their tires, test them, design, make them, and everything else. It's not a healthy obsession but it sure as [censored] is fun!
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    2019 VW Passat Wolfsburg Edition

    Congrats on the terrific ride. A lot of your review rings true with what we've seen as my family has shifted to VW in the past year. Great mileage, comfortable, but you can drive these cars versus Toyota/Honda appliances that drive you.
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    Used car with Auto Braking for under $10k

    Spot one. This system is a big reason we're both rolling in VWs now.
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    Used car with Auto Braking for under $10k

    Best bet might be a 2017 Corolla at a rental dealer. I've seen them down close to 10 at this point. A Yaris is also an option. Barring Toyota keep an eye out for a Subaru Legacy with eyesight (2015) if lucky or a VW Jetta/Passat, although probably won't see 10K.
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    Nokian Entyre 2.0

    Yes. They are made in Russia and will shift to new US plant in 2020 I believe.
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    Tire brand question

    You get what you pay for.
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    Anyone buy/run used tires?

    I think unless you're taking them off a new car or slightly used seasonal types, forget about it. Not worth the risk. Tires are one of the most important components of the automobile and one might argue the most important when it comes to your safety alongside the brakes. It is the only part...
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    Nokian Entyre 2.0

    Quick update. Almost 10K in on the Nokian eNTYRE 2.0s. Still a phenomenal ride. Have made a long east cost sojourn on them this summer and they were a pleasure on the highway. Been getting some rainy/windy weather the last couple days in Boston and never had a worry. Confident in their grip, and...
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    Nokian WRG4

    I hear good things about the Crossclimates but my WRG3s are past 35K and still solid. Only reason I might lose them soon is for a new car with WRG4s <img src="/forums/graemlins/banana2.gif" alt="banana" title="banana" height="35" width="33" />
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    2018 VW Tiguan 215/65/17

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    What cars did your parents schlep you around in as a kid?

    Brought home from the hospital in a 1984 Subaru GL wagon. Loved that car. Always has been a Subaru in the family since then. Spent time in the later years in a 1990ish Dodge Caravan, 1988 Dodge Caravan, 1987 Subaru DL wagon, 1988 Subaru Leone, 1999 Subaru Impreza.
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    AWD with Summers vs FWD with winters

    The Nokian WRGs are perfect for Boston area driving as they are tremendous during winter months and fine the rest of the year. More so if you're not putting a ton of miles on a set. Otherwise I like the eNTYRE 2.0s thus far.
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    2009 Cooper Clubman- 2 year review

    Thanks for the great review. We just picked up the VW JEtta but at some point we're going to upgrade the Rio and Mini is on the shortlist along with a Golf.