I purchased a full set of Fortuna Sport F3000 tyres in 205/50/16 87V size and rating at a fantastic price of Â£39.00 per tyre online.
They are rated at WET GRIP [C] and FUEL ECONOMY [E] with a road noise rating of 71dB which is much better than the almost identical Wanli S1088 available in 87V and 87W ratings which are only rated at [E] and [E] with noise rating of 72dB, so these are definitely the better quality choice in directional pattern budget tyres.
I have fitted them to my 2002 Vauxhall Zafira 1.8 16v on alloy rims and am really pleased with them. I use my vehicle as a family wagon for getting the wife and five kids about and do a lot of city driving aswell as motorway miles.
They have a very thick, long-lasting, definitive tread that looks nice and throws water out to the sides really well making them good for wet road surfaces which is the reason why I chose them compared to other budget tyres. My Zafira is a 7-seater and not the best car for handling etc so these tyres were good for ensuring a much better grip in the wet.
They have a very appealing tread pattern that looks as good as the day they were fitted regardless of how worn through they are getting, unlike other non-directional budget tyres that have fine detail tread areas that wear through early on in the life of the tyre.
They feel nice and firm (when inflated to 32psi - 205/50/16 fairly low profile) and give a nice responsive feel.
They have a nice firm side wall rim protector which is good for preventing scuffs to alloy wheels.
On really smooth tarmac surfaces you can hear 'some' noise from them but I would not go as far as to say they were noisy tyres. I know many people complained the Wanli S1088 tyres produced before the Fortuna F3000 and of identical style were very noisy due to extra firm rubber but these are fine in my opinion.
I bought these as a set of four to replace worn tyres on a domestic road car used under average family requirements and cannot fault them under that criteria in any way. When i'm on my own in the car i do push the car much harder and drive in a more sporty agressive manner and even then they still perform fantastically both dry and wet. Wet is where they really stand out proud.
My only slight grumble was that for the first few weeks after fitting they were a bit slippy on smooth wet roads until the shiny production surface and colour printed marking stripe had worn off.
Once they had lost the surface shine on the tread they were fantastic, so I would advise perhaps a couple of quick brief 5 second wheel-spins on a smooth surface when fitted from new just to rub the surface of the tyre slightly.
Would definitely buy these tyres again and at the price they really stand out above the rest.