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Run flats necessary?

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This is my first car with run flats. I've always heard that they are not comfortable, are more expensive, and don't perform as well as their non - run flat counterparts. I'm thinking I'd pick a standard, but relatively sticky tire when they need to be replaced and just keep a can of fix a flat in the car. Thoughts?

They tried to get me to buy the $1750 wheel and tire warranty, but I passed. If I have issues with run flats I'll get ones; if the wheels get damaged I'll upgrade to aftermarket rims. The warranty price seems absurdly high...
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18" Runflat Pirelli Cinturato P7 here and they ride much better than my previous F20 with 17" Runflat Bridgestone R050s. Quieter, smoother and grippier.

However... I looked at the price of ONE Cinturato... £271 was the cheapest I could find for 205/40R18!
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