We have all been debating the advantages and disadvantages of the tire choices. I just want to know about tire life expectancy of both. If this is my everyday car, I don't want to be getting new tires all the time. It's not about cost but about time. I don't want to trade time getting oil changes with time at the tire store. I also saw somewhere that the continental tires has some sort of duel life where they are good on rain and dry roads and later just dry roads. If that is true, I cannot waste my time with them. I look forward to hearing from everyone. Thoughts please?