All last week, I have been searching for comments on various tires that are on the middle range tires. This car is primarily for local errands, the highway runs are rare (just for making 60 miles run once in a couple of months at speeds not more than 60mph). We have small hills in the neighborhood so better than average winter performance is preferred. The car (2006 Sentra, ~120K with aftermarket shocks) makes ~4000 miles per year so I do not want to spend a lot on tires that will probably end up dry rotting. I am NOT looking for long tread life, either way, they will be replaced in 4-5 years. The last 2 sets I replaced due to dry rotting in 4 years (and less than 20K on them). The current contender is General Exclaim HPX at Walmart but it is out of stock at the moment and store people don't know when it will be in stock. The obvious next jump is RT43s. Came across TireRack Survey https://www.tirerack.com/tires/surv...
BFGoodrich Advantage T/A Sport (H- or V-Speed Rated) seems to be better than RT43 on the paper. It is $364 out the door at Costco until the month-end. On the board, some are happy and some absolutely despise them.
I found Nokian entyre 2.0 for $67/each (https:/ /). Most of the comments on the board are positive but CR dings them in their rating for wet and ice braking.
Others on the mind are
- Cooper Evolution Tour
- Kumho Solus HA31
- Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring is a mixed bag for comments (and TireRack Survey).
Which other tires would you suggest me to look into that you have personally used, esp. sub-brand tires made by major brands that are usually not on the radar? Not interested in Goodyear viva or Douglas, Chinese tires or the used ones. I don't have any chain tire store nearby other than Mavi's discount tire. I am not looking to cheap out on the rubber but looking for the best bang for my buck, and I want to stay below $450 OTD.
Thank in advance. www.walmart.com/ ip/ Nokian-eNTYRE-2-0-205-55R16-94-H-Tire/ 50295883