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Old 06-07-2016, 02:11 PM   #1
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Michelin Pilot Sport A/S3 for 318i?

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Have a '99 318i 4 door; fairly clean, runs/drives quite well. Has some Turkish tires on it now that are looking kind of dry rotted; unsure of age. They are 205/55/16.



My commute is about 2/3 of a mile, so I don't put many miles on the car. However, periodically we drive it on short trips (20 miles one way tops), sometimes with the 3 year old in the car seat, so I want something safe and reliable.

I live in southern Italy (Naples) so I'm not worried about snow or ice.

Have always been impressed with Michelins in the past. Really don't NEED a performance tire (but I do like to clip the occasional apex), the price is right (Michelin Pilot Sport A/S3 205/55/16 - Tire Rack sale at $125/ea) and I'm only going to put a few thousand miles on the car before it's time to sell it and move back to the U.S. (I'm active duty Army stationed here for another year or two) so I'm not worried about them wearing out.

Anyway, curious to hear your thoughts.

Thanks!

Scott

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Old 06-08-2016, 01:58 PM   #2
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Old 06-08-2016, 10:18 PM   #3
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Not worth it, just get some Contisports or anything less than $200. No need to spend crazy money on tires for a car that will have lots of trouble spinning them. Better saving that money for something else.
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Old 06-09-2016, 06:57 AM   #4
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Not worth it, just get some Contisports or anything less than $200. No need to spend crazy money on tires for a car that will have lots of trouble spinning them. Better saving that money for something else.
Ok, now I'm confused. The Michelins are $125/tire. That's far from "crazy money" in my opinion. They are also considerably less than $200/tire.
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Old 06-09-2016, 08:10 AM   #5
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Ok, now I'm confused. The Michelins are $125/tire. That's far from "crazy money" in my opinion. They are also considerably less than $200/tire.
Oh my bad, didn't see that. 125 a tire is pretty good. Go for it I guess?
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