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Old 03-08-2012, 11:30 AM   #50
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Originally Posted by Joey D View Post
All-season tires just make zero sense on any car if you truly enjoy driving and care about your car at all.
I was once of this mind. Coincidentally I had much more disposable income back then. Before kids.

So I upgraded the stock Conti's on my Escape with better Conti's, and then again a few thousand miles later with Dueler H/L Alenza's (top of the line then). I saw no discernible difference in cornering, braking etc. in my everyday driving. Lesson I took away from that was any slight improvement in handling - in everyday driving mind you - is generally not worth the cost of upgrading the stock tires. That's just me.
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