New tires needed for the Accord

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I have really delayed putting new tires on the Accord, because I really wanted to get more wear out of the Pirelli's that are on it now.
The issue is not treadwear, but the amount of noise they produce (along with a multitude of cracks in the rubber.)
I held off to see what deals DTD would have for their Labor Day Sale. Must mutter (whether it is warranted or not) the sale is really underwhelming.
I was about ready to pull the trigger on a set of Yokohama Avid Touring S for $376 (I went through several sets of these during my working/commuting years and found them to be a good value tire.)
I then decided to do some additional surfing to see what the "Deals" were.
The only thing that I could find as an option (as far as their "Promotional" incentives go) would be the Michelin Defender T+H for $422.
The Michelin is an 80K tire, vs. the Yoko which is rated as a 65K tire.
My last experience with Michelin was with severe cracking on a less than 2 year old set with 22K on them. Michelin (and the dealer) pretty much blew me off.
Thus, the reason for my bias.
I guess I'm looking for input. I want decent name brand tires. Not looking to spend a fortune, as I am not putting extreme miles on the vehicle any more.
Odds are they will start cracking before I would ever wear out the tread on them.
Anyone have experience with this model of Michelin? At the time I dealt with the tires mentioned which were on our former Odyssey, Michelin had somewhat of a reputation for this issue. Has that reputation diminished?
The prices I quoted do not include tax or the $60 CC discount. Tire size is 215 60R16. Open to other options at that price point that are non-Goodyear.
Thanks in advance for the input.
 
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If you liked your previous Yokohamas, I've been more than happy with the AVID Ascend GT's on my Accord Sport. Relatively inexpensive too.

 
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Zero disappointment with these. Made by Continental Tire Co. Great tire, great value. Read the reviews.

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If snow/winter performance is important, consider the Nokian Encompass AW01. It's a DT/DTD exclusive version of the WRG4

Otherwise, the RT43 or Cooper that is popular on here
 
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If you are against Michelin, the Continental PureContact LS is a solid option.
Exact tires I was going to recommend. They'll cost more than $375.

a set of Yokohama Avid Touring S for $376
You sure about that price ? That's $94/each which seems way too low for Yokohamas and doesn't include installation. Never seen any tire from Yokohama for under $100/each.
 

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Costco has $150 off Michelins and $110 off BFG. Fix flats for free, etc.
I think that makes the Michelins under $100.

Just pulled my local Costco ad which starts after Labor Day.
Sale is up to $150. on Bridgestone, if you drop $700+ on them.
Not really interested in dropping 700 large on this car at this time.
I know at Sams (I belong to both and priced there) that the savings basically covered their installation package.
The deal that I am considering on Michelins puts them under $100 with rebates.
However, not all that familiar with this Michelin version, or even if I want to roll the dice on them again.
Once burnt, twice shy as they say.
 
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Just pulled my local Costco ad which starts after Labor Day.
Sale is up to $150. on Bridgestone, if you drop $700+ on them.
Not really interested in dropping 700 large on this car at this time.
I know at Sams (I belong to both and priced there) that the savings basically covered their installation package.
The deal that I am considering on Michelins puts them under $100 with rebates.
However, not all that familiar with this Michelin version, or even if I want to roll the dice on them again.
Once burnt, twice shy as they say.
If you have a quote, perhaps call your local tire shops.
The local shops here will match Costco, or whatever.

Good luck.
 
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X2 on the Continental pure Contacts Tru Contacts whichever fits your size. I think they are as good as the Michelin and maybe better in some aspects. I have both Michelin and Continental and would choose Continental in this case.
 
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I will also vote for the Continental PureContact LS. I have had them on 2 cars. I liked them so much on the first car I bought them again on the 2nd car. They are leagues above the Defenders. I can’t really tell you a bad quality about them. I’d say they are the best tire I’ve ever had. Very good wear, quite ride, good handling, and great all around traction.
 
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