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I just read the Canadiandriver review myself. The Eagle RS-A is not considered to be a very good tire judging by the reviews. Check it out for yourself at http://www.tirerack.com

Upgrading the tires will be popular first mod. If I were to upgrade the GT tire, I would take a look at:
Continental ContiExtremeContact
Dunlop SP Sport 5000 Asymmetrical (I think these were standard on the P5)

Some other choices would include:
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S - excellent tire but very expensive
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KSWS - I don't trust the brand
Yokohama AVS dB S2 - also don't trust the brand

Since I occasionally head up to the mountains in the snow, I cannot go with pure summer tires which kinda sucks. It will be interesting to see which tire choice future Mazda3 owners decide on.
 

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I have Yoko Avid Touring on my PRO and they're great!

Dry: Zoom-Zoom-Zoom!
Wet: Zoom. Gotta be more careful since I don't have ABS and lockup is easy.
Snow: Zoom-Zoom! Pretty solid snow traction. I;m kinda impressed actually.
 

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yea i got yoko's on my car too....and they are great!
 

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Indeed, I also heard from one the guy at CanadianDriver that the stock tires on the GT would be Eagle RS-A. I already ordered my MZ3 GT and there is no way that I will put those tires.

Anyway I have to get winter tires for our Quebec winters.

Do someone knows if 15" rims would fit on the GT ? I know the base sedan model comes with 195-65-15 but the discs are smaller (278mm compare to the 300mm of the GT)
 

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For the yoko's, I had a bad experience with the low-end AVID series with wet roads in the northwest. So I'm a little skeptical of the higher end non-summer yokos. I'm all ears if you have positive reviews as I like to keep my options open, both with the yokos and bf.
 

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dinu01 said:
Rockinblue said:
Dunlop SP Sport 5000 Asymmetrical (I think these were standard on the P5)
Those tires, just like the Potenzas RE92 wear out really quickly. You don't want those.
Yeah I agree the tires that the Dunlop SP Sport 5000 is no good cuz it only had good traction while on dry roads. While on wet roads it is a different story very poor traction and almost no control while cornering turn etc.
 

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You can check www.tirerack.com as a reference, but don't think it's 100% accurate, just like CR. I'm a fan of Yokos b.c they're priced reasonably and offer a good compromise b/w fun+comfort and have (usually) good thread wear, something the RE92 Potenzas did not have. The RE030 should be MUCH better, but be prepared to have a 2nd set of all-season tires for the winter not to ruin their thread too much. Or snow tires but I don't think it snows in VAN does it? Unless you go skiing, then you MUSt have 4 winter tires for that :)
 

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It does snow sometimes, tho not regularly every year. Even if it snows, it's not that thick, it melts pretty fast.
And most people here are using all-season anyway.
So I guess I'm set with all-season tires.
 

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For tires, I personally like the site www.1010tires.com for looking at wheels and tires. Lots and lots of customer reviews/feedback and its a local shop in BC :D .

Shervin
 

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I had Eagle RS As on my Sunfire GT... they lasted a good 120000kms and worked pretty good in rain and snow. I now have Dunlop Sport A2s on my Sunfire and I actually find them worse than the Eagles in Rain. Haven't tried them in snow.
 

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does anyone know what tires come with the GFX package, with the 17" rims???
 
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