I went to go get some new tires today and of course, they didn't have the tires I wanted in stock. I had wanted the Yokohama Avid 4 ultra high performance summer tires. They were V rated. Instead, the guy at the counter talked me into some Pirelli tires. Originally I was learly of the Pirelli's just for the fact that I heard they're horrible in the winter. But, I'm looking for a summer/spring/fall tire... The pirelli's are pretty nice. They give great handling on corners, are quiet and ultra smooth on the road. So far I'm impressed. Around the first few corners on the way home I got a smile on my face just by how confident the car felt around corners with these tires. They are so much better than the Goodyear Eagle RSA's the Aurora comes with stock. Those tires were literally seperating and falling apart. The vibration that I used to get above 55 MPH is now gone also. the car feels totally smooth. I'm happy. The Pirelli tire I went with was the P3000 tire. It's not an ultra high performance tire, it's more of a touring tire but that's fine. They do have an 85,000 mile warranty on them which I'll probably need. That means these tires should last until 120,000 miles. That won't take too long to reach either if I continue driving as much as I do.
Dan, are the P3000's all season?? Keep us posted on how they are, the stock Michelins and Goodyears suck, the Michelins are a little slippery and overated and the Goodyears just plain suck for vibration (Goodyear has some quality control issues I think).
the P3000's are supposed to be all season but I've heard that just about all pirelli tires are really bad in the snow. It's alright though because I have some Yokohama Ice Guard snow tires that I can use during the winter. originally I wanted Yokohama sport tires like mentioned but they didn't stock them. So then I asked for the Pirelli P6000 Sport Veloce. But he talked me into the touring tire instead. (which is the P3000). The sport veloce didn't have a tread warranty and the P3000's have an 85,000 mile warranty.