Solution: Buy an even older car. If it’s old enough and interesting enough, the little quirks and problems will be worth it. And chances are it’ll be simpler, and therefore easier to fix. Find yourself something like a Volvo 850.
Taliesin West is arguably a must-see if you’re interested in architecture. I really like the Desert Botanical Garden, and the mountain preserves are great for easy in-city day hikes with kids. Take them to see some cougars and wolves being lovingly rehabilitated at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in… Read more
How far are you willing to drive?
Most of my time has been spent in the Tuscon-ish area. If you’re into aircraft, check out the Pima Aviation Museum. If you’re into cute/quaint tourist/artsy/bohemian towns, check out Bisbee. If you’re into hikes and nature views unlike anything else, I’d highly recommend Chiricahua… Read more
I run WRG4's on my STI in the winter and am quite happy with them in pretty much every condition. I have also run WRG2 and WRG3's on rwd police-Tahoes. Both of those had good all weather performance as well. Even when worn, they provided decent traction. I have also run Hakkapelita R2's on another STI that i had. It… Read more
I just bought a set of all-season Nokian Rotiiva tires for the truck. I’ve barely driven on them, but I know how good their snow tires are so I figure the all-seasons should be at least adequate.
Their snow tires are absolute beasts. I have no experience with their non winter stuff.
I have their nordman 5 winter tires on my car. 4 winters (mostly highway) with still enough for another year or two. loud but expected for a winter and happy with their performance
I just use them for winter rubber. But I like them for that.
I have the Nokian WRG4 on my STi. They were pretty good at what I bought them for, winter driving. Granted, I live in Los Angeles so that concept is laughable. But that is why I did not buy a dedicated true snow tire. This tire survived on my three week trip to Utah, Wyoming, and Montana where I was pounded with snow,… Read more
That's funny, because I just got an email from your wife saying that you should definitely buy it! I'm off of work tomorrow if you want to meet me at the notary :-)
I read through all the comments.. and I’m shocked this isn’t there: