Again, I was in the situation you are where I don't use the car much in summer so I went for a set of all weather tyres with m+s marking. The best I could find is vdrestain Quatrac 3. I went for the 205 instead of 215 as they will be marginally better in the winter and in snow. They are not cheap at £500 for the set of 4 fitted but they are very well rated.Hmm - I was kind of half way to thinking that. I was toying with the idea of trying a tyre with a softer compound to try to prevent the age cracking. I usually do low mileage (less than 3500 miles per year) because I use a motorbike through most of the summer, so increased wear probably won't be a problem as the car will stand for a lot of the spring/summer. Indeed, I generally tend to have to get rid of tyres due to the sidewalls cracking rather than wearing the tread down. I wonder what the winter tyre selection will show me?