I generally run Goodyears Efficient Grip on my Mondeo, but after I punctured one, needed to replace it with Hankook (Goodyears unavailable). Hankooks are slightly cheaper, but don't seem to be much worse at all. I have once been recommended Goodyear Eagle F1 as a generally good tyre ("Which" magazine). Tyre reviews website, on the other hand, suggests that Nokians would be best. Do you have your favourite tyre of 215/50/R17 95W size/characteristic?