So I've been looking for some new tires for the soon-to-be-mine SAAB 9-3 that I'll get from my grandparents. They have snow tires on a set of steelies, but also have a set of alloys that don't have any tires on them. Since I'll have those snow tires, I don't need no-seasons and can opt for summers. I haven't asked exactly how much money my parents would be willing to spend, but realistically $250 is the max.
Here are my requirements:
- Not terribly expensive ($250 MAX)
- Last a while. I don't want a treadwear rating of 100 and then have to replace the tires in two years
- Relatively sporty - while I don't want track tires, I still want a little sportiness and the option to take them to the track once or twice
- Decent wet grip
I don't care if I'm purchasing tires designed for last year, I just want the best value.
My question is, what are the best tires that follow this? Any personal experience?
Tire Size: 205/50R16
That's the car ^ up there. Here are the wheels: