Costco had these tires on sale for a decent price, so I bought them based on this site's reviews. Up here in Manitoba we have snow & ice on the roads 5-6 months of the year & temperatures that can get as low as -40F. I do a lot of highway driving to get to work, but I live in the city. These tires exceeded my expectations for both city & highway driving. No word of a lie, they pretty much handled like an a/s tire in the summer. The only downside was the noise level...when driving on a road with no ice or snow they hummed like a set of mudders on a truck. This is my first set of winter tires, but I was very impressed & will never again sport a/s tires in the winter.