Combining two of our favorite subjects: This year I am determined to get winter tires---the H727s did well for an A/S the past two winters, but I don't want to push it---and I really want my next set of tires to be made in the USA. And then there is money. Ain't got much; lot of that going around. Barring an unreal deal on a made-in-the-USA winter tire popping up this month, I'm gonna get: http://is.gd/7zn1AH If the link does not work, that's General Altimax Arctic in 185/70R14, for $140 shipped after rebates/discounts at DTD. Yep, good-quality winter rubber for about $200 installed....but made in Germany. I've never driven on Altimax Arctic but I have read great things about it. As long as Nokian is out of my price range, I have no qualms running Arctics---but why is it so hard to find good tires made in the USA that match (or very nearly match) the price of comparable if not better tires made Elsewhere? My last two sets of tires were Pirelli P4s and Hankook H727s. Both times I wanted to get domestic tires but the price-for-value equation was not even close. (Not even close to being close, in the case of the Hankooks.) Bah. Anyway, early-bird shoppers for winter tires might want to look at the Arctics at DTD. Great deals there.