Well i was forced into getting tires earlier than expected. I went to rotate and balance my current tires today and the back tires were severely cupped in just a couple spots.... kinda weird. There was about 5/32 left on the tires but in those couple spots it was almost worn bald. I had a slight vibration and was hoping to cure it with a rotation, but will be getting it cured with new tires. Now with that misc garbage typed i've decided to go with the Continental tires. They are getting installed tomorrow. Since there was a nice informational thread about the ecopia's i figured i could start one on the continentals. I'm switching out winter tires that were on the car when i bought it. So I'm sure the road noise will be quite improved, but won't be much of a fair comparison if switching from stock. Tracking with fuelly my running average has been about 44mpg and it's been creeping up here recently. I do all interstate driving going 73mph and average about 4k miles a month. So i should be able to tell if there's an improvement in mileage in no time. Anyway thanks for reading and will keep you all posted!!