I'm in a similar scenario with my LX Sports (although not quite at 55k miles). I don't have a point of comparison, but they get poor reviews on tirerack and people in this forum generally seem to dislike them. Therefore, I'm convinced that most popular choice tires would be better in terms of road noise, handling in weather, etc. The Scorpions AS Plus 3 and DWS 06 (although they come in 245/50's) seem to get a lot of praise.I'm at 55k miles on the OEM CrossContact LX Sports. They've actually performed just fine for us, but I'm no tire expert, so maybe I'm missing out on a better experience?