I've been doing some shopping lately to replace the awful BFGoodrich Touring TAs on my '99 Nissan Altima (they were on the car when I bought it). The tread is not wearing much but the tires have no grip anymore and a marshmallow-weak sidewall. Tire size: 195/65 15 I've done some research, and have narrowed the field down to two Ultra High Performance All Season tires: the Falken ZE Ziex 512 and the Bridgestone Potenza RE950. The Bridgestones have a stiff sidewall and excellent dry/wet weather traction. A friend of mine let my drive his newly RE950-shod A4 V6 Quattro, and I was super impressed in the difference it made over the crap Continental touring tires he had before. However, reviews on the internet suggest that these Potenzas are a bit borderline in the snow, which could be a problem where I live. Other reviews have stated otherwise, but I've seen enough to be concerned. I can get a discount (store cost+10%) on any Bridgestone product, which might lower the cost close to the Falkens. The Falkens have very positive reviews and are significantly cheaper, but I've heard of treadware issues. The Altima is not a light car (~2900lbs), but it isn't a total pig (by US standards) either. I'd like to put something on it that is higher performance than a touring all season tire, but still usable all year. Both these tires claim to do this, but the Falkens appear to do better in the snow. Anybody ever buy one or the other? comments?