Just got back from an oil change at 38000 miles and the tires have been showing a lot of wear for some time. Dealer priced 3 tires, the Pirelli, Conti and Goodyear Eagle Sport. All are all season, which I don't need, and the 1st two are 70,000 mile rubber. They seem pretty close, and my dealer's prices are very good. Since there have been a number of recommendations for the Conti PureContact I think those are the ones for me. Guess I don't need summer tires like are on my Mustang GT.
I'm in the same boat. The quotes I get on the Conti and Pirelli's are almost twice the price of the Goodyear Eagles. I have the 18's with the Goodyear Eagles from the factory. I haven't been happy with the MPG or wear on the Goodyear's, but for the price difference, the other tires would have to go 70 to 80K to pay off. Our roads in Illinois are so bad, I don't think any tire has a chance to go that many miles. I need to make up my mind before the snow flies. Let us know what you decide and why. Thanks