[A4] Nokian tire estimate - choke, choke!

Rocky Mullin caliban at sharon.net
Sun Feb 4 01:49:23 EST 2007

you have my sympathies!  i spent $1100 getting cheapie rims and
nokians for my 2006 A4.  jesus!  17" = money.

On Feb 2, 2007, at 9:15 AM, gsackerson at comcast.net 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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