I have a 96 civic ex with present kuhmo ecsta 205/40/17 tires on my car that have been a decent tire for the price and have lasted me 30,000+ miles, but now its time to move on. I have searched through many posts and seen that Azenis are the tire of choice for many. My car is a daily driver that averages 40 miles per day so I need a tire that will last, I also want a tire that will handle noticeably well in dry conditions and grip the ground reasonably well in wet conditions as well. Do you guys think that the Azenis will be the right choice for me based on these conditions, and especially since the only place that I can find taking orders is, vulcantires.com, the tires are $102 a piece and there is no telling when they will actually be available? I would prefer to get a cheaper tire if possible. Are there any other recommendations? On a seperate but related note I have been thinking of selling my wheels and dropping down to a smaller, and lighter wheel. Would this be beneficial for my power wise? And if so what are the wheel, tire, and size recommendations? Any help is appreciated.