Originally Posted by ihyln
if you plan on driving your car in winter, spending 1000 or so for a winter set is a small price to pay for what could happen to you otherwise. stop being cheap bastards or don't drive it in winter.
Winter tires are awesome in near freezing weather. In anything above 40 - 45 degrees the summers are far superior. For most of the east coast, south of Boston, summers are the best choice.
If you want to be prepared for the 3 to 6 days per year you need the winters, and you don't mind the inferior performance the other 84 days of winter, get the winters.