Posted 24 November 2012 - 09:36 AM
I'm still running on my OEM 18" Goodyear Assurance Comfortred with about 27K on them. They are still in great shape as I rotate them every 5K and keep air pressure at 32 PSI (Ford specs, tire max rating is much higher). They ride smooth and quiet, as I drive the car that way as well. My only complaint is the tread design; in rainy conditions they do not handle well due to the lack of outer grooves to let the water out (open shoulder design, water dispersion as mentioned above). This leads to hydroplaning and loss of control. I'm in southern Missouri so ice and snow is generally a short blast and doesn't last long, so we're in our 4x4 at those times, and I don't look for snow and ice traction with my car tires. My MKS is FWD only. Anyway, my next replacements will be Cooper CS4 Touring. I had these on my last passenger car and they were great. Quiet, smooth, great wear, and a unique tread design to handle well in wet weather. And they also have my #1 pick for a tire; they are made right here in the USA. Thats the first thing we need to ask for when buying, Tires have their origin stamped right on them along with the size and rating info. There are a quite a few brands still made here, some just certain models, but lots of tires from Japan, Korea, some from Italy, etc. If you're checking online like from tirerack.com, click on specs, and it will say where they are made. BUY USA!