I've used Pirellis and Bridge stones over the years. The Pirellis wear out too fast (both bald at 5,000 miles). The Bridge stones I can get about 8,000 to 9,000 miles on a rear and about twice that one the front. I'm only buying the Bridge stones anymore. I've never tried the Michelin's or Metzlers. On tires I search for the best price online with shipping though Ron Ayers generally has a good price.