Originally Posted by USMCmailman
I have a 2000 4.1 4door Rav4 AWD and I bought Firestone Winterforce tires.
They are rated number one for snow tires on Tire Rack. They were $91. each and I have had them for over two years. They are the BEST traction tire I have ever owned. I run them year around (only drive about 5,000 miles a year). They hardly show any wear at all! My tire guy says I will get 2 to 3 more years out of them! Great buy!
I have the Winterforce also. CR rated them last out of 16 snow tires they tested in the Nov 2012 issue.
The people on TR love them. In general 90% would buy again. In my size 215 70 16 92% would buy again.
That said, there are better winter tires out there. The Winterforce aren't compounded for ice condition and others give bettter snow traction.
Nothing wrong with running them year round with only 5,000 miles a year.
I did notice a mpg reduction with them on BUT I only use them for winter.