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Re: Can a second hand car have too few miles?!
IMO 17" low profile, suffer from increased road noise.
Plus an harsher ride, the latter I guess is because there's less depth of rubber between the wheel rim & the road.
I can't even begin to offer a reason for the former.
Tyre patterns are graded for many factors; road noise, rolling resistance, wet-grip, ride, etc.
A general rule of thumb is that cheap tyres will do badly in ALL areas; expensive tyres will do well in ALL areas, and 'specialist' tyres (such as performance-orientated rubber) - will do extremely well in a few areas, but poorly in less 'prioritised' ones.
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2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater