About a month ago I got an a great deal on a customer cancellation of a set of (4) Pirelli P4 Plus' from Sams Club. Couldn't pass up the deal....basically $59 a tire w/$40 install and all the future benefits offered. (Now, I'm familiar w/this tire because my Golf has these same tires for the last 21k miles.) The stock Falken Sincera's @17k miles were almost down to the wear bars. So I decided to not wait any longer and had the Pirelli's installed. What a world of difference for the better! The car tracks so much better and drives so much smoother. A great feeling knowing the car is safer for the family. Annually the car does get that many miles so age will most likely the determining factor in its replacement. Lots of choices out there for new tires and whichever you are going to choose will most likely be a huge step up in from the OEM Falkens!