On Alfa number 15
AO Platinum Member
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: United Kingdom
I think it depends what you want. The more grip you have the shorter the lifespan usually...
I have Cooper Zeon CS6 on my Clio (on there when I bought it) and they grip fine in the dry but like to screech on corners. Wet grip is only average, and they don't like standing water.
But they are a hard compound so are likely to last ages.
The best wet tyres I have had were the Uniroyal Rainsport 3's on my Golf. Wet grip felt about the same as dry grip and they really inspred great confidence but they wore out in about 8000 gently driven miles.
You will never be cool driving a Vauxhall.