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cheap tires?

>One I had not considered: Pirelli P6.  For some reason these are
>dirt cheap now.  Even the local places are advertising 195/60HR14s
>at around $60, mounted.  I'm tempted to go with these - how
>are they?  I hated my P500s I had on the Jetta.

I've had P6s on my Quantum Syncro for several years now.  I love them from 
the standpoint of handling and traction (of course, driving all 4 wheels 
helps).  However, I guess they don't last as long as they could.  I seem to 
get about 45,000 miles out of them before they either are showing the wear 
bars or have succumbed to dry-rot and weather.  I probably should have 
checked into other tires, instead of always replacing these with more P6s.

- Dave Dahl  (dad@roadnet.ups.com)
- '87 VW Quantum Syncro
- '88 VW Fox