I want some advice on downsizing from 205 to 195 for my Linea's tyres, and want to know what I am likely to get or lose in the bargain.
The car is on the stock Goodyear 205/55/16 profile and I am looking at something like 195/60/16. Why do I want to downsize? I drive mostly on the highways (around 75%) and the current tyres have done a little under 22k in the last 22-odd months. I could probably use these tyres for another 1-2k. I figure I would have to spend close to 40k for tyres with the same 205/55/16 profile. From what I have read so far, the tyres in the 195/60/16 profile are likely to cost half as much.
Which tyres can I go for, considering that I want good grip in dry and wet weather conditions, with reasonable tyre noise and within a budget of 20-25k for 4 tyres?