On Mon, 29 Aug 2005 01:14:31 -0400, Jon <email@example.com> wrote:
>Does anyone know where to find these except through the dealer. When i
>sold my 850T-5 i included them. But now i want to get some for another
>car i have, plus for my moms car. And no I'm not some punk little kid
>wasting time, I'm 27 and my mom knows nothing about cars. Thanks in
>advance. You can reply here on the newsgroup, but it would be easier to
>drop me an email. firstname.lastname@example.org
You did not mention where you live but appear to be a Comcast
subscriber so likely are residing in the US.
Anyway, the tires you refer to are available through many sources.
They are made in Sweden but not by Volvo; rather they are manufactured
by Gislaved (name of a town in Sweden and location of the factory) but
are now owned by Continental.
They are by reports a decent snow tire but you may want to do some
research and look particularly at the Nokia Hakkapellitas (sp) or the
I'm planning on buying the Hakkapellitas (Finnish for how do I
pronounce this and what does it mean?) as they are highly rated by
drivers in my area who race autocross in Winter.
Note: I live in upstate NY and we get a lot of snow and ice--more than
our neighbors across Lake Ontario in Canada.
Do keep one thing in mind: for a snow tire it's better to have a
taller and narrower tire.
You may want to do a Google search but also include a brand called
"Green Diamond" I still have more research to do on these as I only
became aware of them today but they look promising.