Re: Dunlop sp3000a tyres
Check your thread re: cracks.
I don't know where you get your info, but SP3000s are anything but rubbish. I work with these tyres on daily basis, and have driven countless cars with them on, and I find them excellent.
Tyre wear depends on your driving. I've found the SP3000 to be one of the better wearing tyres, apart perhaps from the Bridgestone B530 and Goodyear F1 GSD3 (out of the name-brand tyres) but the other two do cost more. I can make any tyre last about 5 mins, it just depends what you do with them. The most kays I've seen someone get out of a set of 235/45R17 SP3000s is 63,000 and that's the mileage you'd get from a hard wearing tyre like the Bridgestone 205/65R15 RE92.
As for price, well, they're not cheap, there's no point in denying that. But why do you think an Audi costs more than a Holden? The old saying "you get what you pay for" stands true when it comes to tyres in 90% of the cases. Unless we're talking about Falken, where you pay top dollar for a sh*t tyre (eg. 326).