Originally Posted by Lil Red
a good drive on weekends in the country
good tread longevity
Should mention tire size 185/60R14 would be helpful, thanks!
Two questions, and a note:
Q1: Define "good tread longevity." Personally, if I were ever to get 10k out of a set of tires, I'd question why they lasted so long, and wonder if perhaps I've become a spineless *****.
Q2: Are you really committed to staying with the 14" wheel? We've gotten to the point where the selection good of tires in that size is getting downright pathetic.
N: In my (admittedly limited) experience, tires which have a very high treadwear rating will actually wear out much faster than tires with a very low treadwear rating if you find that you are constantly pushing them beyond their limit.
Case in point: In 2008, I broke my left foot. My sister loaned me her spare Camry (automatic) to drive until I could work the clutch in my own car. In just under three months, I completely destroyed the all-season tires on the front of that car, driving it pretty much the same way I drive my Miata.
Example: In the following image set, the blue car and the red car are being driven around the same corner at the same speed:
Which set of tires do you think is going to last longer? (hint: pay attention to the sidewalls.)