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I'm a big believer in summer and winter tires (Iowa). The tires that will come on my new Cruze will be an all season something. Meaning the worst (and best) of both worlds.
I already own snow tires from my previous car that will fit the Cruze, so no issue there. So what I'd really like to do is trade the OEM tires for some truly summer tires.
1. Am I crazy? Should I just run the OEM tires as my summer tires?
2. How much could I expect to get at a tire place for VERY lightly used OEM tires? I imagine I'll own the car a matter of days before I can get the swap made.
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It's option 1) all of the way.

A) Virtually no summer tire made today is anything but a sport or 'racing' tire. Pretty much everything is all-season. And if it's not it's winter or sport.

B) Even the best no-contact mounting machines risk at least some wear on your brand-new wheels.

C) Factory balanced tires are the best balance you'll ever have. Only a Hunter GSP9700, operated by someone who truly knows how, will come close. All others won't.

D) The tires your car leaves the factory with carry a TPC Spec number. According to your owner's manual, replacement tires should carry that same TPC Spec number.

E) You're adding a lot of cost, to no known benefit: but to a known series of risks.
 

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Part of what makes all the Gen 2 Cruzes "eco" Cruzes are the tires: Low rolling resistance. With Gen 1, they were only on the Eco model, now they are on all models.
You can swap them out and get something with a little more grip and perhaps wider (215 mm instead of 205), but that might shave off a few MPG's.
LRR tires also factory on gen 1 diesels.
 
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