Well I ran my stock base tires for about 11k and the rear is just about done. So i picked these up of all places at Walmart.com
Was going to order same tires from tire rack but just for the hell of it i checked wally world, the fronts are about the same price and the rear was $30 cheaper but tire rack charges you shipping and then you have to pay to mount and balance. On the other hand Wally World has free shipping and mounting, then you pay for balancing ($10 a tire). So anyone looking at the Hankook Ventus check out the links above. I am guessing I saved around $100 by going to Wally World. As for how they handle I have no clue as i just got back from getting them mounted and balanced now I have to install them (but to dam hot atm).