[A4] Nokian tire estimate - choke, choke!

Brian White brian at bjwhite.net
Fri Feb 2 12:28:31 EST 2007

$200+ sounds about right for a limited distribution European tire.  
Welcome to the real world of tires.  The days of calling Tire Rack for a set 
of Yokohama A509s in 185/60/14s for your Rabbit GTI or Scirocco are long gone.

On Fri, 02 Feb 2007 17:15:43 +0000, gsackerson wrote
> Hi all,
>   I've started checking into tire costs for my current ride - a 2006 
> A4 Quattro with TPMS, and holy cow, was I shocked to find out how 
> much these suckers are going to cost! The tire I've decided on is 
> the Nokian WR - I've had a set and LOVED them - the tread design 
> isn't quite as radical as their famous Hakkepillita tire, and is 
> more of an all-season radial, but the overall performance is perfect 
> for what I want - something better than the usual all-season tire, 
> but not a full-blown winter tire. At any rate, the tire estimate I 
> got was over $200 a tire, choke, choke.   Is this what good tires 
> are going for these days or should I be shopping around? That seemed 
> pretty exhorbitant, but then again, the car has 17" wheels, and I've 
> not had 17" wheels before - perhaps I'm just experiencing sticker 
> shock for the cost of tires that size...
> Glenn

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