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Car: 2007 1.8 'Executive' (EX)
Join Date: 8th November 2007
Location: Isle of Hundvåg, Stavanger, Norway
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Personally, I wouldn't ever choose tyres for durability, but for grip (on any car) - there are only 4 rather small patches of rubber connecting the car to the road, and I believe in being "safe rather than sorry" ...
In the past, driving UK company cars, the leasing company wouldn't allow anything other than Michelin to be fitted, since their database showed that these ALWAYS had the lowest % of accidents (and the leaser gained more from the car's residual value than they got from insurance if there was a write-off, and the residual value was higher for cars with no accident history) ...
So, I'd buy Michelins every time, but never the absolute cheapest type - it's more your driving style than anything else that affects 'normal' tyre wear and durability ...