Last post on Jun 10, 2011 at 6:55 AM
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#19 of 19 Subaru Forester 2006 Bridgestone Potenza G009s Sucked
Jun 10, 2011 (6:55 am)
After over-researching replacement tires in December 2007, I selected the Bridgestone Potenzas. While they were noisy, they were great for handling. I maintained tire pressure, balance, and alignment for the past 3 years. Despite putting less than 30k on these tires, there is a sidewall crack in the rear passenger tire. In May 2011, I went to get a 6-month rotation, and the tire folks wouldn't do it because they said I needed new tires again. WHY?! No, I didn't hit a curb. I also don't have a garage where I park my car, but give me a break. Less than 30k on these tires in less than 3.5 years.
Now I'm looking to replace all 4 again. At this point, not only do I not know what tires to get, but I don't know the best place to buy them. I've decided against buying online because I need to find a place with good service, and I want to be able to check the tire DOT code on site. Ideally I'd like to find something for less than $100/tire. So far I have recommendations for Yokohama Avid TRZ $127 and General Altimax HP $117.
This AWD thing is expensive. Where should I go, and what should I buy that will last 5 years with less than 10,000 miles of travel/year?