I just finalized the purchase of my Kona (to be picked up on Friday! I'll post a pic in the picture thread when I get it ), and was talking to the dealer about the horribly reviewed Nexens that come with the vehicle. Dealer rep claims he drives one too and tried to swap out the tires for Goodyear WeatherReady (one of my swap-out contenders -- the other is the Michelin CrossClimate+). It apparently made the ride extremely "choppy" in his opinion and he subsequently changed them back. So he advised me to just keep them on there (the Nexens), since they weren't "that bad". Everything I've read so far indicates people hate the Nexens (noise and lack of traction in wet / snow). Has anyone replaced their tires with anything else and had any negative effects?