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Old 11-30-2012, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by X3-terrestrial View Post
Scorpions will give you 60k miles easy, can't beat that for the price. Do you need summer/snow tires in SC? Why don't go with all seasons?
I don't like the compromise in handling and feel of all-seasons (less crisp, among other things), so I refuse to go back to all-seasons. I strongly feel BMWs and most European cars were designed with summer tires in mind in terms of handling characteristics.

Last winter didnt really "happen" so I got away with summer tires year-round in central NC. However, my new location is close to the mountains and I frequent Western NC so I will likely have to replace my worn winter tire set this season. Ugh, $1000 for summers in September, now $600 3 months later. Timing isn't ideal.

This past spring, my mom's 325i sport needed replacing of the summer set. She balked at the cost of the ContiSportContact3s (which are awesome) and asked if she could just get all-seasons. I promptly said "no" and ordered her a set of Goodyear F1 Asymmetric 2s.

Last edited by AzNMpower32; 11-30-2012 at 09:18 PM.
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