Originally Posted by M3 Mitch
A second vote for used tires, either from a yard, or a shop that specializes in them.
...Junk yards have good deals too. Some cars are wrecked with only a few thousand miles on them. I have done this before.
Just in case someone is looking for Where to buy Absolute Cheapest Tires?
I buy at junk yards and off craigslist for $5 - $20. usually a matched set
I have my own tire machine (and balancer) that I also got on CL, quite cheap, considering mounting charges... (I keep over 40 vehicles on the road, and change lots of tires for free for neighbors ... friends and enemies)