Saturdat, after burrying my cars nose in a snow wall on an Italian mountain road at a ridiculously slow speed, I decided it’s time to ditch the shitty eco Pirelli P2000 tires that came with my Peugeot 306. They provide no grip at all in the wet and on snow, and dry performance is mediocre at best. They’re of very hard compound, and haven’t worn a bit in the 30,000 km’s I’ve driven them. Believe me, I abuse them quite a bit. They just won’t wear. And we all know that a good grip requires a softer compound. So they must go!
I’m looking for a good all season performance tire. Here’s a list of my needs, in order of importance:[ul][li]Good cornering. They must have a perfect and predictable grip in the dry. I like to throw my car around a bit, you see. ;)[/li][li]Good grip in the wet. Many a time my front wheels (disc brakes) have locked up while braking hard on the highway. This will not do. Since my car doesn’t have ABS, the new tires need to have a superb wet grip.[/li][li]Decent snow capabilities. Hardly an issue in the Netherlands, but I do drive the car throughout Europe at times. Especially ski destinations - and I hate putting on the snow chains for a tiny layer of snow.[/li][li]Comfortable ride. Not of top importance, but I’d rather not have the constant buzzing noise that some winter tires provide.[/li][li]Price. Safety comes first, and has its price. But I think that limiting the budget to NLG 1000 (USD 400) for four new tires has to be possible.[/ul][/li]So, any petrolheads out there with suggestions, before ClogMod hurts himself with his crappy Pirellis?