I really need to put new sneakers on my 98.5 A4Q this week if
possible, and I'm not sure which all-season tires to buy. I'm in
western New York, on Lake Ontario, and have sold my extra rims so I
won't be running winter tires this year (not sure how much longer I'll
keep the car). Can folks recommend good all-season tires that won't
wipe out in more than light snow? The Goodyear Assurance TripleTred
is getting great reviews on TireRack, and I know the Subie folks love
those, but I'm also interested in other possibilities. I was
considering the Kumho Solus KH16, but the reviews for snow and ice
performance aren't as good as for the Goodyear. Looking forward to
the collective wisdom.
I bought a new set of Sumitomo HTR+ tires this past summer. Replacing
the OEM tires with the same thing (Michelin Pilot Sport) was just too
expensive at $200+ per tire. These were under $100 each and have
pretty good ratings overall. I find them a little 'softer' handling
than the Michelins, but this isn't a track car. They have a pretty
aggressive tread design that looks like it will work well in snow -
they are excellent in rain.
'04 A4 1.8Tq MT-6
Central NJ USA
Thanks for responding to this. I decided against the Kumho Solus KH16
because of the lower ratings in deep snow and ice and picked the B.F.
Goodrich Traction T/A H tire, which has better ratings in these areas
(the Sumimoto ratings in these areas were pretty bad for my purposes).
They're not as good as the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred, but at $30
less per tire, they're pretty much a buy one, get one free deal
relative to Goodyear, and I think I'll be ok with these. I'll find
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