So after researching some tires available through Discount Tire I settled on the Cooper Zeon RS3-A 225/40R18 for my car. For some reason my car had 2007-10 Mazda CX9 wheels on it which looks good but tire selection is more limited and expensive. Came out to around $100 per tire which was my budget and prefer DT since they offer 100% warranty on tires for a little extra. I didn't want to get a generic brand tire and I have Cooper's on my truck which have performed well. Seems everyone prefers Continental's or Michelin's on their cars but I could not afford those. I do wish they made this tire in the US but at least I'm supporting an American company, by the way what tires are made by an American company in the US? The tread, traction and temperature grades seem very good for a tire this cheap and it comes with a treadwear warranty, so hopefully the numbers translate to better characteristics than my current tires. The tires it came with when I bought it are Kumho Ecsta AST's with a good amount of tread left and although the tread looks cool, they have not inspired much confidence in traction and they are pretty noisy. Also had two punctures in one tire and the wife hit a curb on another taking out a gash out of the sidewall. They just don't seem to be the sturdiest of tires and I don't want to risk driving on them for a 1600 mile road trip next month. Will have to post an update when mounted and after the road trip on how they are.