On Alfa number 15
AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: United Kingdom
It isn't always true that the more you pay the better you get, but I would say it is true in most cases.
If you went into a tyre depot and randomly picked a budget tye, and also randomly picked a premium tyre, you have a much better chance of getting a good performing premium tyre than you do a budget one.
Some budget tyres are ok, most are dreadful. Most premium tyres are good, but occasionally some can be bad.
As is usually true in life you get what you pay for. You need to do the research, I would rather trust a proper magazine test done with proper measuring equipment than one based on an average drivers opinion as most people struggle to tell the difference between good and bad unless there is a huge difference.
You will never be cool driving a Vauxhall.