> >>I've got 75,000 on my Nissan Frontier, and the original tires > >>look pretty darn good. > > Good grief Joel ... how the heck do you do that? Here's my secret: drive like a flipping maniac, and pretend it's a Maserati instead of a cute little baby pickup. And take lots of cross-country trips. Yeah, I was a little surprised meself when I realized I've never bought tires for it. I got really scared 'cause I was on the freeway at the time, and I said to myself, "Self, you're driving on four slicks, and you're gonna die before the next offramp." But, no, they look fine. Better shape than my shoes. Perhaps it's actually because I *didn't* teach my son to drive a standard . . .