We seem to get lots of recommendations for tyres here on the B7 forum. So for a change, here's one to avoid: Marangoni Mythos.
These were on the back of my car when I bought it. I was sure they were rubbish as it was possible to get the back to step out which is not normal for a FWD car! At the weekend I got the front and backs swapped as I'm getting some "wheel bearing" type noises which usually means the backs are on the way out and are worn on the inner edge. The other tyres are Conti Sport Contact 5. They are pretty recently fitted and have been excellent in both dry and wet, always grippy despite the demands of 240bhp and FWD.
So now the Mythos are on the front the full horror has become apparent. They are absolutely hopeless. Driving home in the rain last night it felt like I was driving on ice. Traction control light on a lot. Rubbish. I hope they die soon but I have a feeling my fear of death may prompt me to change them next pay day!
To put this into context, before the Conti's I was running Kumho KU39s on the front. They were very good and a full £40 each cheaper than the Conti's. So want a cheaper tyre recommendation? Buy the Kumho's. Got a bit more cash? Try the Conti's.
This is all just my opinion.