Strong grip (dry AND wet)
MUCH quieter than the OEM tires
City MPG seems less (time will tell)
235/45/18 wasn't available at the time of sale (thou is now).
Being in AZ, I went with summer tires as I don't go up north in the winter and if we do, we can take the VW with all-season tires. I have been very pleased with these tires and has been a very welcome change (if for road noise only) from the OEM tires.
The grip has been impressive (dry & wet) ... the wet grip is amazing for a summer tire!
I will have more to report back as the miles add up but very happy with my purchase.