That’s some great info there! I was leaning towards continentals but you provided some good info. I would too get annoyed if there was tire noise. Might go for the Michelin instead. Thanks!you'll get LOTS of opinions on this---
FWIW-I would recommend the Michelin Pilot Sport 4S. YES they're a bit pricey but work very well. I use them on both my Audi S4 and GTI.
I use to be a big fan of Continentals but finally tired of the excessive tire noise when the tires start to approach 1/2 of thread depth---I changed the DW's on the GTI to the PS 4S when there was a bit more than 1/2 of the thread depth remaining---The Audi wasn't quite as bad as the GTI but in the VW it was sounding like a bad wheel bearing.....
The gut at the tire shop though I was crazy---I had the GTI in on a Monday and the Audi on Wednesday of the same week....
It's the old adage----you get what you pay for....
All-season... but no mountain trips?No
No mountain trips. just looking for all season performance tire.
The summer tires are more expensive. How much do you want to spend? I have the Michelin AS 3 + and am happy with them. 45K treadwear warranty and priced around $140 each.Well I live in California so it hardly ever rains and it definitely doesn’t snow so I can do with summer tires too.
Willing to spend up to 150 and I know many tires fall around that price. I just want something good.The summer tires are more expensive. How much do you want to spend? I have the Michelin AS 3 + and am happy with them. 45K treadwear warranty and priced around $140 each.
For mt trips, what would you recommend?All-season... but no mountain trips?
You have the usual suspects:
Michelin Pilot A/S 3
Continental ExtremeContact DWS 06
A more unconventional choice would be Nokian Z-line A/S (and can be more budget friendly, depending on where you buy them)