Thread: Tires?!
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Old 23 Oct 2006, 10:42 pm
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Default Tires?!

Holy smokes! The alignment has been off kilter and now two tires have to be replaced. Golly, when we bought the most beautiful and funnest car ever, I never even noticed that the tires cost $250 a piece! Imagine my surprise. We have a 2004 (?) that we bought in '03? - we ordered the car as soon as we our dealer would take the order when Chrysler announced they were going to produce them. Driving and riding in this car is like being on vacation, isn't it?

But by golly, $250 for a single tire? I know there are cheaper prices for the same tire, but this price includes every darned fee -- delivery, installation, balancing, old tire take-away, looking at me cross-eyed, coffee-while-you-wait fee. I bought Pirelli Scorpions for my F-150 and they cost $125 a pop, but it was on Ford's nickel during the tire recall. $250 -- and the tire guy said we couldn't even depend on them to last 60K miles! He said 40K is reasonable.

We have 36K on our car now. What do you notice about your OEM tires and what is your experience? Have you had to replace them? Would you buy the same tires? Did you already replace with different tires?

Could somebody please explain how a single tire costs $250 and yet doesn't last 60K miles?

Yours truly,
Pat
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