My 1.9tdi (130) sport was originally supplied with Continental rubber.. Fair bit of road noise, not amazing but basically ok. When they were due to be replaced, after much browsing of these forums, I opted for Michelin Pilot Sport PS2s.. a more expensive tyre, in the search for improved handling without a significant drop in longevity. A short while after this change, I had the remap done.. This weekend, and a close inspection, has given some worrying results! Original tyres: Continental, full set replaced at 18,500 miles. (Front/rear swap done at about 12,000) Current tyres: Pilot sport PS2s, Having done just under 6000m, wear on fronts was down to 3.4mm... rears on 5.7mm.. have had to do the front/rear swap now.. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/burningmad.gif Having worked out the approx wear rates so far, (rear: .38mm or so/1000m, front 1.3mm/1000m!) and remaining tread after the swap.. that gives me a max of 3-4000 miles before I need another complete new set.. Meaning that the more expensive Michelins will have done around HALF the distance that I did on the continentals.. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif they are better, but I'm not convinced theyre twice as good! The extra power must take some blame, for sure. I'd be interested in knowing if anyone else had suffered similar, and crucially, some assistance in choosing the the next replacements! Everyone seems to like f1s, but tyre wear is relevant.. I'm doing best part of 30k miles/year.. 1 and a half sets of continentals/year is acceptable.. 3 full sets of Michelins will not be! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsdown.gif (course, I could drive a bit slower..!) Over to you.. advice appreciated!