Long life tyres

What tyres are known to give very long service life on Focus cars? My Yokohamas perform perfectly, but they don't last long. Time to replace soon enough.
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How many klicks per? Mine usually last around 20-25 thousand miles this has been with Pirelli's Conti's and Michelin. I have heard that Dunlop may last a little longer but have less grip and my colleague had Goodyear NCT's and they did not last so long.
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I still have the original Goodyear NCT5 (195/60 R15) on my 1.6 Focus with 33,000 miles. Fronts need replacing soon but backs look fine.
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I'll second the NCT5's. Same size on a TDCi and I got almost 20K out of them, and that was with some fairly spirited driving.
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On Wed, 4 Aug 2004 20:07:56 +0100, "Gary McClean"

Well 20k miles is what I said for the others and it seems to be a fairly rough standard for most fronts on the Focus maybe my colleague drives a bit too much hard.

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Yes, just noticing this! I was slightly wrecked last night when I replied to this!
The original tyres on my Focus were Michellin Energy XV1's, and I only got around 12K out of those. I was impressed with the NCT5 because they cost less therefore I was not expecting less tyre wear out of them. Though I never bothered looking into the individual wear ratings, etc.
G.
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rotate the tires twice a year when I go to the dealer for regular service. The car is mostly driven in city traffic and the place where I live is quite hilly (I need to use the brakes alot). The guy at the dealer told me that most people get at 60K kms out of these tires.
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Man, I'd love to see the durometer reading on that rubber.
There is no magic formula for tires; you can either have grip, or you can have long life. Sort of like comparing the soles of Dr. Martens with climbing shoes. Now, you can influence this a little by suspension settings. I also drive a Mazda MX-5, and it has fully adjustable suspension geometry. A lot of people run rather "agressive" geometry settings and as a consequence eat tires for breakfast. Certain cars are also notorious tire eaters, like the Honda NSX and Nissan 350Z.
Currently I have 16K km on my Conti Sport Contact 2s and they are about 60% gone, without being overly agressive.
Stephen
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