Re: 2006 Freestar Tires
OEM tires are getting better, only because of consumer demand. The problem I find in Canada, is that manufacturers are putting low cost higher mileage tires on vehicles, but the problem is that they're USELESS in the winter after two seasons and one either has to get winter tires, or buy another GOOD set of all seasons. Most OEM tires don't have much as far as a biting edge or aggressive tread goes. Premium cars sure, you get what you pay for afterall. I expected better on my Pontiac G6 GT. It came with low end Continental Tires (performance all season). I had them replaced last month with General Grabber UHP tires and they are a night and day difference in every respect. Best of all, they're the same price as the OEM Continental tires. I can only guess that manufacturers shop around for a volume discount, and if that said manufacturer can handle the production volume of a certain tire.
'11 Ram Quad Cab 4x4 SXT 5.7L HEMI (stock); 48,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 64,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 28,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!