while driving a
Alfa Romeo MiTo
(195/55 R16) on
a combination of roads
I am a car enthusiast , and drive a sevens type car and so feel have some idea how a car handles on the limit(and sometimes beyond!). FOr my daily runner I have a 95hp mito, and generally trundle to and from work, and when tires are due for it, I usually go for budget tires. Generally I have never had any problems with ordinary driving with cheap tires. I bought the sunnys because they were the cheap ones the tire place had at the time.
With sunny tires I would say they are very safe, providing you make it round the first few corners in the wet alive. This is in immediate comparison,in the the wet, to the 28000 mile pirellis on the wear limiters with no shoulders left, that were replaced. In the wet or in greasy conditions it feels like you are driving on patchy ice, and therefore in such conditions one has to drive like an undertaker. The steering is very light, no feedback. Noise is actually ok. I hope they will improve a bit as they bed in, but current wet/greasy grip very very poor.
DO NOT BUY THESE TIRES. For budget tires lokk elsewhere nankangs, accelera, generals etc.