I live in Oregon and while it does not snow frequently here in Portland I'd like to be prepared and get some snow tires. I've had a hard time finding anything that is reasonably priced. The two that I have found are both Michelin - the xIce2 and Primacy Alpin. The xIce2 is not a high performance tire so that will cut into my excellent gas milage...but I was told by several tire dealers that the Primacy is in low supply and will be well over $1000 installed (ouch!). Does anyone have any suggestions!?