I totally lucked out on my rims/tires. I have been looking and pondering getting 19's for a year now.
I picked up a set of 19" ASA AR7 rims with tires from a local Cobalt club member for $600 (set of 4 rims and tires)!!!! The rims are flawless and were only used one summer. He wanted to get rid of them because he was moving to 20's to make his car a show car. He paid $1900 for the set the year before.
The tires were the wrong size so, I swapped on 225/40/19's (cost me another $600 for 4 tires installed) and sold the 215/35/19 Dunlop Direzza's that were on the rims originally for $300.
In the end I got a set of 19" rims with tires for $900!!!!!
Still cold / slushy up here just outside Toronto, so it will be a couple of weeks before I get them on. I cannot wait.
As soon as I get them on, I will post pics