I have a 2000 Audi A4 that came with Dunlop SP Sport 8000 tires (just in case the specifics matter). I’m about to replace them for the second time, and I’m thinking of changing to something that wears a bit better; I’ve typically gotten barely 25K on a set of these. When I was getting the set that now needs replacing, the guy at the tire store said that I could get something that had better wear, but that they obviously (to him, anyway) wouldn’t “feel” the same. I asked him what that really meant, didn’t get much of an answer, and didn’t press it at that time.
So, what does it mean? I’d like to get tires that last longer, but not if it’s going to make the enjoyment of driving substantially less. Can anyone give me at least some idea of what kind(s) of difference(s) I might experience? I don’t race the car, I stay generally somewhere in the vicinity of the speed limit, I drive mostly on city streets and freeways, rarely do any severe mountain driving. But I do, on occasion, like to take a corner (too) fast. I’m not a daredevil, but I know what my car (and the current tires) can do, and I never feel like I’m anywhere close to getting out of control or sliding or skidding or what have you. The dealer did say that longer-wearing tires would be “less sticky”, but I still don’t really know whether that would make a huge difference, or be barely noticable.