My issue is I'm in central AL. Lucky to get snowfall once a year, I picked up some 15s locally. Need tires, so i was considering a winter set up, since summer tires are a no go below 50*, Am I waiting money on them, and could it be better served on nice all seasons?
All seasons are the least of all worlds. It's the biggest compromise out there in rubber. IMO the Pilot Sport A/S my car came with is about as good it gets for A/S and they are mediocre at best on dry pavement and I am pretty sure they will be terrible in an ND winter.
If you are going to pound gravel and camp and fish all summer then some smaller 15-16 all seasons snows may be worth it to you but they will relatively suck on the road when the weather is good. Wear fast, have poor grip, feel squirmy etc. This car has grip, borderline spectacular chassis tuning stock, make the most of it with good summer tire choice if you can.
I live in ND, I need garbage tires that work great in snow to get me through the winter safely. Some winters they are only useful a few times.
2 sets of wheels and tires if you really need them, snows and summers. Otherwise one set, and the best summer shit you can research up for your use. All season is all nothing.
IMO of course.