That’s great advice - many thanks. You obviously know a great deal about cars in general which is quite an advantage! Now I just need to find a Yeti on 17” tyres for sale locally so I can test Drive it and compare the rides.16 inch wheels have a little bit more air and rubber between them and the road, which makes quite a difference. I use two sets of wheels summer/winter. My winter wheels are Audi alloys and cost me £80 for the set on eBay, collect only demands much lower prices. Then there was the cost of winter tyres, It might be worth your while trying to drive a Yeti on 16 inch wheels, it would probably be a better idea to try driving another Yeti on 17 inch wheels to see how different it is to yours.