This is a great tire, not sure why people think they are not very good in snow. when these tires were new I found myself traveling in the worst snow storm north texas had seen, 12 and they dont have plows... lol. The car handled great. My only worries were dodging the trucks spinning out on the interstate. Also these tires were VERY quite when new, but they started getting louder after about 30K. At highway speeds these tires are fairly loud now but traction and handling appear to be unaffected. There is a lot of tread left and I expect to get another 20 to 30K on them. Besides the noise these tires are great, would buy again!