2005 1.6 Zetec TDCi.Original tyres Continental Sport Contact 2 205/55/16. The car appeared noisy from day one (road and wind), not bad but definitely inferior to the Mondeo we had part chopped (Pirelli P6000). Front tyres needed rerplacing at 12,000 miles because the tracking was out, probably like it from new since the car had never been knocked, asked Kwik Fit for Pirelli P6000's but they fitted P7's. Car seemed better and ran it like this until earlier this year. At 36000 miles the original Continentals were still on the rear and were virtually on the tread wear markers, the P7's were down to about 2.5mm, the car was definitely noisier than ever since conversation was difficult on the motorway, no problem in our other car. The final straw was when my dad who is pretty deaf asked what was making all the noise in the car. Mobile tyre fitter up the street suggested a set of Kumho Ecsta Sport KU31at £60 a tyre all in, best £240 I have ever spent. The road noise is now acceptable, best ever 430 mile drive recently. Two problems remain, the wind noise is probably more noticable now plus I can hear the wife.