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    Initial impression of the Nexen N5000 Plus is quite good, but admittedly the only tire I can compare it to on this vehicle is the Goodyear Assurance Authority that came used with the vehicle at about 50% tread. Quieter, with much smoother handling of road impacts is what I noticed right away. The Goodyear's were awful in wet handling and ice, with marginal snow traction. There's about 8" of thick, wet snow outside today, and these tires went through that with ease while there were stuck cars, and cars losing traction all over the place. Braking on chunky ice, and huge puddles of mixed water and ice was also very good.

    Someone told me once never skimp on mattresses, shoes, or tires, and that's pretty sound logic...but it's very difficult to find any of those top three tires (Pirelli, Conti, Michelin) under $700 out the door. I paid $400 out the door. At the very least, I am absolutely certain the Nexen is a far better option than the Chinese tires retail tire stores sell for a similar (out the door) price if that's your budget.
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    As you can see, a lot of tire purchasing comes down to personal opinion and budget. People always shy away from spending extra on tires, when in reality, it's the ONLY thing on your car that's in contact with the road. My personal preference has always been Michelin or another brand made by parent company Uniroyal-Goodrich (i.e. Uniroyal or BF Goodrich). When it became more of a budget issue, I looked for Cooper and/or Kelly-Springfield. I've never had any good experience with Goodyear tires ... EVER! In fact, my 2013 Volt came with Goodyear tires and I replaced them with Michelins within the first week of ownership. You have to do what's right for you at the time of purchase. I buy all my tires at Discount Tire, because they'll price match and I've never had a problem with their customer support/service. They also have a "Good/Batter/Best" rating system of the available tires for you, which is also most often (but not always) indicative of price. Look for the best tires that suit your needs and driving conditions while also meeting your budget. Best of luck!
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    I'm a Michelin man myself however the factory lrr good years are quite good. For winters though I'm anything except x ice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spaycace View Post
    When it became more of a budget issue, I looked for Cooper and/or Kelly-Springfield. I've never had any good experience with Goodyear tires ...
    Wal-Mart, for whatever they are worth for tires, had a decent looking Kelly and Douglas tire, which is also a a Kelly from what I read...and Kelly is owned by Goodyear. Both were made in USA at least, which is interesting because many more premium Goodyear tires are not.

    Kelly Edge A/S Performance 215/55R17SL 94V: Tires : Walmart.com
    Douglas Performance Tire 215/55R17 94V SL: Tires : Walmart.com

    I got a good winter tire test this morning because the idiot manager at my second job decided to open the store in a legit blizzard, and had to call me to bail her out when half the college age kids driving jalopies were stuck in the parking lot, or stranded trying to make it in. After three hours of rides, it did really strike me how little some people care about basic vehicle maintenance, or lack the money to do so. One gal was setting out in a RWD Impala that had bald tires. Anyway, what I'm getting at is that for every enthusiast that has to have the best, spare no expense, there's probably ten people that don't care at all. I usually try to find some sort of middle ground...or I'm hopelessly cheap.
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