this disscusion reminded me of how far ahead the foreign mfgs seem to be ... my first vw bug had 100000 US miles on the origional "tyres" when i parted with it ..AND they still had good tread ! and it went thru the snow better than any us made car of that era (60's) ...dddon
I remember The RoadWarrior..To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time..the world was powered by the black fuel & the desert sprouted great cities..Gone now, swept away..two mighty warrior tribes went to war & touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel, they were nothing..thundering machines sputtered & stopped..Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice
The only reason I put a new set of Michelin MXV+4 Energy's on my 960 last fall is because of an in store rebate at the time. $125 per tire was a bargain I couldn't pass up. Those same tires run close to $160 each today.