I have not changed the tyres yet, had other priorities and health issues, so did not get time . ALso have not been using the car regularly, merely 20 kms during the weekends and the stock tyres are fine for this much running.
Reg the choice, i was thinking to go for BS Turanza AR20 after friends here strongly suggesting it, but unfortunately it is not available anywhere. After little research got to know BS produces them in small lots ( got to know this from BS Relationship Manager) , however some authorized dealers gave contradictory information saying they are not going to be available soon, as BS is concentrating more on budget tyres, also testing some new budget tyre, as of now since the competition( read Apollo etc) are capturing more market due to their VFM
The Second choice was Yokohama Earth1, was waiting to get some good offer from one of my known dealers since it was month end, but unfortunately company did not give any discount it seems. The two choices i have now are Earth1 @ Rs 3900 each (185/65 R14) and Apollo Alnac 4g @ Rs 3950 each ( 195/65 R14). Confused between these two as of now.
Michelin is not on preference, though it would be the best tyre, due to Rs 500+ premium over others.
Haven't got it serviced, as ownership transfer is still pending, and not sure whether Ford A.S.S would service it in my name.
Would surely come up with some ownership experience soon, but still if you would like me to put in one sentence, i would say i am blown away with the pick up and power of 1.6 , and its handling.