I have run these tires through all the Midwest seasons. I am sure there are better tires out there but I doubt for the money. I see many bad reviews of these and after having them on for over 10000 miles I do not see merit. They have great traction on dry pavement of course. I have never had these hydroplane, even in very heavy rain. They still have good traction on wet pavement too. One of my major concerns in searching for a tire is traction in the snow. These tires have not let me down there either. They are a little noisy and a bit rougher for ride quality but this should be expected since they are a performance tire with an aggressive tread pattern. I also run these at 44-48 psi. and am a spirited driver. I would highly recommend this tire if you are looking for a performance all season tire that performs well and doesn't break the bank. If you want a tire that doesn't make much noise and rides smooth look at elsewhere, such as touring tires.