Hey all, I've been driving on lower-end Falken Ziex 912s for 21,000 miles now on my 06 Civic SI. Prior to that, it was General Exclaim UHPs. And before that, it was the OEM Michelin MXM4s (which weren't that good). The Falken's have become loud and uncomfortable, and will probably last another 2-4 months. The general's were too thinly-sidewall'd for PA road. This time around, i want to put a set of tires on that is going to give me some all around happiness, and I'm willing to spend a bit more for it. I do almost all straight-line or highway travel, so I'm looking for something that tracks well and has good comfort. I don't want to worry about new tires for awhile, so I want at least 35,000 miles of treadlife on a car that's never seen a set of tires for more than 24,000 miles so far. I live in PA, and I don't have a garage = needs some minor snow capabilities. I drive a SI, so I do want decent steering response and handling. Anyhoo....all these "I want the best of all worlds" led me to look into slightly oversizing my tires from 215/45/17 to 225/45/17 (yes, it will fit just fine). In that category, I found Michelin offers the Pilot Exalto A/S, a High performance all-season. It's pretty darn expensive, but I've always read that Michelin's construction techniques are typically the best in the industry insofar as balancing, integrity of the tire carcass, etc. So I guess my question is: To those educated in these things, any reasons for or against this way of thinking? Joe P.s. It doesn't hurt that this tire is made in South Carolina, as opposed to Korea, Mexico, etc.