I'm new to the list my name is Inga I own a 2009 EX 35 Journey. I love the car but I now need tires. I have just a bit under 34,000 mi on these tires and feel it's time. Checking the thread depth, some places the Lincoln head is still covered, others exposed. Have spent the better part of today talking to tire stores and visitng on line sites. Many people want to sell me a tire that isn't meant for this car.
My problem is trying to find a good tire that is quiet, sporty looking, handles well and rated for this car. It seems difficult to locate tires that are rated 98V or better.
Tire size is 225/60/R17 98V. The original tires are Michelins. I phoned Michelin and they informed me they don't make a tire for my car at this time. Hard to believe but who am I to say otherwise!
I looked at Yokohama Avis Enviqor rated 99V don't know if that qualifiesor not. However, I read a great deal of disatisfaction with the brand. People - many people having problems with the sidewalls cracking, bulges and other tire failures early on. Not something I want.
Any input from anyone would be sincerely appreciated. Also, I am not concerned about snow ice etc since I live in SW Florida and it hasn't snowed lately although the temperatures have dropped very low