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    Can we talk tyres...again

    So my contis 5ps lasted 10k miles. Now this is a 'premium' brand tyre and should be capable of performing well in all categories. Everything else was brilliant but 10k miles just doesn't cut it for me. Bear in mind probably 90% of this mileage is london city miles - the car is mostly rolling along at 30mph. I'm not a boy racer and don't drive hard at all!...so to me these tyres or any tyres actually should last me 20k plus miles...but the contis didn't!!!

    So bearing this in mind I'm on the hunt for replacements! My issue is...who classes a tyre as premium, mid range and budget. Are we puppets to a monopoly???...so many other tyres out there getting such good reviews yet we (or at least me) are so reluctant to try them because of the brand snobbery...but if a tyre is comparable in performance AND will last longer AND is a fraction of the cost...how much of a fool am I?

    Look at people's personal reviews of the premium tyres...you will always find reviews that dislike the premium brand tyres...but if they are premium then they should not fail in a category by anyone's standards...yes?

    I just can't get out my head of late that this is one big marketing plot and if I'm honest I am becoming more and more inclined to try one of the 'non premium' tyres...something I have never done in my life on the basis that by buying premium I was buying the best. I still want the best on my car but I'm not convinced that I need to buy premium to get the best.

    I been doing lots of research and stumbled upon these tyres, a german brand and by many accounts comparable in performance but at a fraction of the cost
    Syron High Performance Tyres

    Scroll down and look at the performance comparison. A pair of these are 225 on ebay in the size I want...that's 50% of the cost of the contis. Just think...if this tyre performs similarly to the contis (as the comparison suggests) and for argument sakes last 10k miles as well...its still a win for me!

    What's you guys views on this whole tyre issue...seriously where does the categorisation of a brand come from? Dunlops are classed as premium yet their results are SO poor...similar to bridgestone and pirelli. The only consistent tyres are contis, good year and michelin.

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    Can we talk tyres...again

    10k, fook me that's rediculous, I have cheap tyres on my car at the moment and have had 30k out of them, just had 4 nankang ns2's delivered to replace them

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    It sure is a conundrum.I know your Conti's have been poor, and should have lasted longer than that with the type of driving.I have done the Yokohama and Hankook route on other vehicles and found they were compromised. But time and development moves on, so maybe the time to try ?
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    there was a thread about matador couple of days ago (contis bought em) they have one of the best reviews:
    Matador MP 46 Hectorra 2 | the Matador MP 46 Hectorra 2 reviewed and rated | the online tyre guide

    not many people but still. if i could find right size for rear tyre I would bought em instead kumhos just to try.

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    Can we talk tyres...again

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    quite expensive still, arent they?

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    What, Uniroyals? Not especially...

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    was looking at 275`s. only about 30 difference from contis

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    The new tyre rating that is coming in/ has come in means that all tyres are now rated against a number of key performance areas. Such as noise, road resistance/ economy, whether the tyres are summer/ winter/ all season.

    Only performance indicator missing is longevity...which is pretty important to most people.

    This enables the consumer to make an more informed choice about the tyre they select.

    BBC News - Car tyres set to be labelled under new EU law

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    Can we talk tyres...again

    Quote Originally Posted by Wrenny1969 View Post
    The new tyre rating that is coming in/ has come in means that all tyres are now rated against a number of key performance areas. Such as noise, road resistance/ economy, whether the tyres are summer/ winter/ all season.

    Only performance indicator missing is longevity...which is pretty important to most people.

    This enables the consumer to make an more informed choice about the tyre they select.

    BBC News - Car tyres set to be labelled under new EU law
    I thought tyres had a tread wear rating on them anyway?
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