I was in this exact predicament. Don't have the money for designated summers/winters. I decided to go with All Seasons. I went with the General GMAXs. Just ordered them yesterday. Should be in tomorrow. If you don't need to purchase immediately, I can report back with a review. I have a '12 WRX sedan, so 235/45/17s are going for $121 a tire on Tire Rack. Got good reviews for a UHP AS. Looked at the Continentals...good reviews but kept seeing complaints about soft sidewalls. Plus I figured for designated winters the General Altimax were a really popular choice, so maybe their AS tires would be good too. We'll see.