Do they still only offer the summer rubber only on the tires. I'm sure if we get any more snow your gonna be screwed if thats the case.
No, well, at least not with 19's. I'm not sure about the 20's. Mine has Goodyear RSAs on it (Ahhhhh...nooooooooooooo!!!!!!). I was a bit annoyed, but they have tons of tread on them so I guess I'll stick with them for now. I hate the RSAs!!
Good luck with your new car. If you dont mind me asking wht did it actually cost?The ones at the dealer her have high 30's on the window,which is nuts for a FWD 4 cyl car . But what kind of deal is there?
Well, I actually bought this one as a certified used. There are still new 2012 GS's on the lots at a few dealers, and the out the door price on those is about $41k (too much, IMO!). I got this one for $26500 which was about $28k out the door, which I thought was a steal. It's got 17k miles on it, but it feels brand new. No wear and tear that is visible, only one tiny touched up knick on the driver side rear door and a spot of curb rash the size of my pinky nail on one rim. Other than that, it still smells new! I'll let somebody else depreciate it for 17k miles for a $13k discount!!!
I was wondering the same thing...even w/ FWD you'll be screwed w/ 255mm (yes folks, BIGGER than the G8 w/ a measly 4 cyl) summer only 20" rubber...
Gotta get some 18"s w/ snows...
Yea--I would be screwed. The 19" wheel option (which this one has, and which look almost identical to the 20", except not chromed) is the exact same size as the 19" GT wheels. Uses the same size tires and I think it's a very similar offset (if not identical). I was kind of hoping to find one with the 20's on it simply because tires are cheaper in 20" sizes than 19's. Ugh... I do like the 19's, though--they're just not as in your face. Although, I've read some nasty stuff about easily damaging the 20's, similar to the issues I (and others) had with the Camaro wheels. They stick out so far beyond the rubber that anything will take a chunk of metal out of them. I, despite my actual wishes, do use automatic carwashes because my car is a daily driver. Most of them up in Michigan suck a** and I was always paranoid about taking the G8 through with the 20" Camaros. At least with these 19's I won't have to worry as much. But what to do about those RSA's.......
Oh, and BTW, Boston--I noticed in your sig you have the Hankook's for summer rubber. Those things are probably my favorite summer tire. I took a set to my first two track weekends (road course, not drag) and beat the living crap out of them. By the time I left for the weekend I had chunks of rubber missing bigger than my thumb in a dozen places and could see the metal cords in a few spots. Even in that condition, not until the last few laps did they start getting dicey on me. I made it home with them no problem in the rain AND they didn't even make any unusual road noise! WHAT THE HECK!? Talk about earning an A+ in my book. I'll buy them again next time I need tires--totally amazing.