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I was planning on buying some type of winter tires for my car this year,but as my previous thread mentioned,I found out my back summer tires are trashed. I don't have money to buy two complete sets of tires. Does anybody make a tire that would be good/decent in snow and bearable in summer? I am not a performance driver,so not much hot rodding going on. How much more would the winter tires wear in the summer since they probably have softer rubber compound?
 

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If you stick with cheaper "studdable" type snow tires summer wear won't be ridiculous, the more expensive ice traction types like Blizzaks, X-Ice etc. of the studdless variety have the softest special Winter compounds and wear quicker - even in Winter use.

My old P/U gets limited mileage use now, and when both sets of tires were worn out I went to cheap snows year round.

Save your two good summer tires, by next summer maybe a pair to go with them will be affordable.
 

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I was thinking the same thing; they label them as "all-weather" instead of "all-season". But he said he couldn't afford 2 sets of tires, so he might not be able to afford 1 set of Nokians. [histerical]

But seriously, I used their Hakkapeliitta R's for winter and they were great.
 

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I was thinking the same thing; they label them as "all-weather" instead of "all-season". But he said he couldn't afford 2 sets of tires, so he might not be able to afford 1 set of Nokians. [histerical]

But seriously, I used their Hakkapeliitta R's for winter and they were great.

LOL. Well that is true. These are the ones I used to buy. They were normally a bit over $150/tire for my Ford Probe:

http://www.nokiantires.com/winter-tires/nokian-wrg3/

But these look interesting. While not a winter tire, I would trust an "all-season" tire from Nokian more than any other brand.

http://www.nokiantires.com/summer-tires/nokian-entyre/

Oh, and Hakkapelitta's are the bee's knees!!!!
 

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Nokians can't be beat.

That WR G3 looks like a great tire for the purpose, true winter rated yet good all year.
 

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https://www.tiresbyweb.com/tbw_tire...=0&choice=2&selectedManufacturer=NOKIAN TIRES

I am not sure what size the OP tires are, but here are 15" for the ZX4 SE.

https://www.tiresbyweb.com/tbw_tire...=0&choice=2&selectedManufacturer=NOKIAN TIRES

the eNTYRE is $111, and the WR G3 (my recommendation) are $145 each.
Simpletire.com also sells Nokians. (EDIT: Allegedly. It looks like they have lots of things "in stock" that most other places don't (including discontinued tires)... so hopefully they're not lying.)
 

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Check junkyards or pickaparts for tires. Bought 2 nearly new tires for my wife's corolla for 50 plus tax. Worth a shot calling around.
 
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