I recently decided I just couldn't live with the OE 15" wheels anymore. I also couldn't bring myself to buy aftermarket 15s. I know the change will negatively affect my mpg but I can accept that for the better looks, handling, and magin of safety. The fact the 2012 OE black wheels are in demand makes the trade easier to stomach. I chose the Lexus CT200h wheels because they will maintain an OE look and the offset is perfect at +45mm. The weight is not good at 24-25lbs but Five owners seem to do well enough on the OE 17s which weigh about the same. My goal was to try and reduce the mpg impact as much as possible yet stay cheap. So keeping the high offset will keep the wheel tucked in the wheel well and out of the air stream. I also chose a new tire by Continental called the PureContact with EcoPlus. It is a totally new grand touring tire that is affordable ($137/ea) and long lasting (70,000 miles). It is designed to be better than other OE grand touring tires (Primacy MXV4 and Turanza) yet last longer and be more fuel efficient than UHP tires on the market. I chose it in a 205/50/17 so as to maintain the original tire diameter of the OE 15s (195/65/15). This will also help to reduce wheel well gap in hopes that I wouldn't have to lower the car. It should also increase ride comfort. Here are a couple of bad cell phone pics. Please excuse the dirt. I just got back from Tahoe and have not washed the car in weeks. Side shot to show offset. They sit somewhere between the Five wheels (+50mm) and the Performance Plus wheels (+43mm) For comparison here is the same car with a 215/45/17 tire with lots of tread still on them. The gap is not drastically different but you can tell the 215/45/17 has more gap.