I think the Cooper Cobras work well, handle well and look good. But, they don't last long. 30,000 miles max. But I guess that's true of most "perfomance" tires. I've got Kelly Charger GTs on my Tbird now. I thought I give them a try and they were slightly cheaper than the Coopers.
I have the Coopers on my Ranger and they are down to the wear indicators at 22,000 miles. No unusual wear. They do stay soft meaning the rubber isn't hardened. I got them in 07.