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    Quick Purchasing Question [I swear]

    Howdy,

    I am thinking about purchasing an '02 WRX Wagon with 80k for about $8500 or so. I checked through the maintenance receipts and everything seems in good shape. I know the owner and he definitely did not beat on it.

    The only issue is that it desperately needs new tires. I'm at a loss for what to purchase. I am not super well versed the realm of tires and rims.

    He has the original the 205/16 stock rims on there. I am wondering whether if its worth it to invest in new rims so I can go do 215/17 or if I should stick with what its got and just get new tires.

    Money is definitely something I am trying to conserve in this situation, so I am looking for a little expert advice.

    Any feedback would be great. Suggestions on tire/rim combos, pros/cons whatever.

    Thanks!
    Jason

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    Use tires as a bargaining point - have him get new tires or take some $$ off.

    What type of tire are you looking for? Will these tires see snow? Summer only?
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    We discussed him picking up the tire cost, but then he would want to raise the price. Given the condition and miles I think that's reasonable for the most part.

    Since thats the case I figured I should pick them myself.

    I live in the Boston area so there is surely snow in my future. Even so, my main concern is handling with winter performance a distant second.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by theDingus View Post
    We discussed him picking up the tire cost, but then he would want to raise the price. Given the condition and miles I think that's reasonable for the most part.

    Since thats the case I figured I should pick them myself.

    I live in the Boston area so there is surely snow in my future. Even so, my main concern is handling with winter performance a distant second.

    Thanks
    Considering the winters of the Northeast, I'd recommend getting a set of dedicated snows, but that's expensive.

    A good set of A/S tires would be your second best option - the Goodyear Eagle F1 is a good set that will offer decent snow traction, and good summer performance.
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