What are the winter conditions like where you live?
Do you want the safest tires with the most grip?
Or do you prefer the most comfortable and quite tires?
Or you want the most fuel efficient tires?
You can't have it all, no matter how much you are willing to pay these characteritics are a compromise with each other.
What are your priorities in a tire?
A quality expensive "all season" tire is just a compromise in the middle so it's just ok for most things while being comfortable and quite.
For safety you should put the tires with the most grip in the rear.
This will help prevent oversteer, which is the most dangerous and most difficult driving situation to control.
Since you want comfort and quite ride, I suggest a premium quality 185/60R14 "all season touring" tire (same diameter as OEM tire).
Since you prefer goodyear tires, just go to their web site and read the descriptions and figure out what their most luxury quite tire that is available in the size you need.
Hmm ok I though I posted here, but apparently it didn't go through.
As far as a goodyear tire they do not make one in the oem size, but the Goodyear Integrity is probably the next best LRR tire compared to our stock Potenza's. The Integrity tire comes in a 175/65/14 size which puts the odometer only 2% off (this will actually correct the odometer error built in to the system).
Willie runs them as his rears on the Little Red Rocket and he says it fixes 90% of the following the ruts in the road. MPG hit is about 2 to 3 mpg for just the rears. He also had them all around at one point and had only about a 5mpg hit. The one advantage to the Integrity is they are a high mileage tire, warrantied for something like 80,000 miles. A friend put a set of them on their electric S-10 after the oem Tiger Paw LRR tires were no longer available and lost no range with the different tires.
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