So, I hit 48,000 miles and decided it was finally time to get rid of the original tires. And being that the first set of Goodyears did such a great job holding up I'd go with another set. So after a little leg work and research I came upon these Eagle GT's. After reading a couple of consumer reports stating around 50,000 miles of use from "Spirited" drivers I decided to give them a go.
Cost: Dobbs installed for $150 with all the bells and whistles.
Tire: All Season - High Performance (Medium Compound) 150mph rating
I've never driven a set of high performance tires, I will admit from the start, but I will say that these things have sticking power from what I've experienced. I've driven other vehicles from old tires to brand new, and it wasn't this radical so this is definitely these tires I feel.
From the previous bald tires to these new ones I've noticed a progressive ability to take corners at 5-10 mph faster, and it doesn't feel like the car is about to go airborne under neath me. Where I would previously be left behind on corners by a friend of mine who has a lighter vehicle on Hankook Ultra Performance tires, I can now stick with him.
Verdict: Quiet Ride, Excellent Grip, Still feel the road in a good way
Long Term: Can't base this on my experience but 9/10 reviews seem that people get the full 50,000 miles these things are warranted for.