Thread Need new tires


Piccolo Pete
Oct 14, 2004
Columbus, OH
So my tires are beginning to wear down enough that I really should replace them before snow starts to fall.

I'm looking for All Season tires for an 03 Civic Si (Hatch) and got quotes for tires. Now I just need help deciding which gives me the best bang for my buck regarding the selection.

Size	        Product	                Warranty   Grand Total
195 60 15 88H	Kenda Kenetica KR17	50000	   $334.98
195 60 15 87H	Nexen N5000 15820N	60000	   $420.38
195 60 15 88H	Yokohama AVID ENVigor	60000	   $505.78
195 60 15 HR	Michelin Primacy MXV4	60000	   $612.53
195 60 15 88H	Barum Bravuris 2	35000	   $272.00
195 60 15 88H	Pirelli P6	        45000	   $408.00
195 60 15 88H	Yokohama YK520	        60000	   $428.00

Obviously, the Michelin is the best one out of all the tires on here, but does it offer (for someone who is only moderately aggressive in driving) enough justification for the price? Priorities are traction in weather, stopping power, then noise (in that order)

If there are any other tires I should seriously consider looking into, let me know and I'll see if they're available where I live.
I guess read the reviews on tirerack? :confused:

I just bought a new car instead of having to change the tires.
Those are some skinny marshmallow tires. I only have experience with summer/comp tires.
I guess my main concerns are what to look for. From what friends have told me:

H speed rating is good enough
Treadwear of 400+
As little action in the very center of the tire as possible (regarding grip in the center of the tire)
From what I've read, the Yokohama AVID ENVigor's look to be my best shot.

Regarding the price, not only do I get a $50 gift card, but the price up there includes an alignment (since I'm about 95% sure I need one)

Has anyone ever used these tires or can ask friends about them?