I'm leaning towards 215/50 for my 16" wheels. I don't care about Noise at all. All I care about is grip and tread wear. I drive really hard and corner to the limits when the road is fun. From a search on tireRack for that size, I came up with these 2 for under 100: Avon Tech M500 Dunlop Direzza DZ101 the avon has a higher speed rating Z vs. the Dunlop V. But I read a couple of complaints about the Avon wearing out quickly. The reviews on the Dunlop look good but I want to know if anybody has an opinion on how good the grip is (maybe compare to AVS ES 100). I have Yoko AVS ES 100's on my other car and I've been happy enough with the performance and tread wear. It is a tradeoff. I would like to have max performance but I can't afford to be replacing tires that often. any suggestions on other inexpensive performance tires?