while driving a
(175/80 R14 T) on
a combination of roads
Cheap, trustworthy, comfortable, quiet (enough) and reliable.
Very predictable on dry, less so in the wet, but still within safe limits.
175/80-14 squeals a bit on tight, mountainy hairpins; otherwise car tracks like a train on them and - as far as this kind of car lets you - they are willing to have the car thrown around on them.
Wear is not an issue yet and I also don't expect it to become one.
On original 185/65-15 the car was a bit thrashy on sudden ridges, unloaded. Switching to 175/80-14 gave a very comfortable ride, all-round, on these Barums.
Recommendable - at least for the more conventional driver - and I would certainly buy again.