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Old 12-24-2009, 10:52 AM   #19
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Location: Dorchester MA / Sunapee NH
2009 WRX, 06 OBW 3.0
Tiger 1050, WR250R, TW200


Originally Posted by keepclam View Post
I've got Nokian WRG2s on my '06s (leggy & OB) and love 'em. I recently had to put new tires on a '99 Legacy wagon, but couldn't justify the WRG2's price on that vehicle. I went with the Hankook Optimo H727 that CR rated so highly. I have no experience with the Hankook brand, and was a little hesitant, but so far I'm quite impressed. CR liked them in the snow, but I haven't driven 'em in it yet so can't comment on that. The H727s do well in rain and standing water and are EXTREMELY quiet and smooth-rolling. And a 100,000-mile rating? I don't expect to reach that number, but it's impressive they'll stand behind the tire that long.

So far the H727 is a great budget alternative to WRG2... less than half the price makes it an outstanding value, particularly for older cars where you don't want to fork out 1/3 of the car's value for tires.

I'd still keep the WRG2s on the '06 Outback, which is our vehicle that sees the most snow by far, but next time 'round I'd give serious thought to replacing the WRG2s with H727s on the '06 Legacy. We'll see how well the Hankooks age, but so far so good.
Cliff Notes: you bought snow tires, but haven't driven them in snow yet.
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