I had never bought Bridgestone tires before, but since my tire size is rare, my choices were limited. I had (new) OEM Goodyears on this car most recently, and I never really had the confidence to drive them hard. I felt I had to be unusually cautious. Since putting the Bridgestones on, I am able to drive my car the way it should be driven. After 15K miles, these tires are still sticky and reliable. Their performance has been exceptional. I put them to the test recently in a 2,000 round trip from San Jose to Phoenix and was never disappointed. Driving the serpentine highway through the hills from San Jose to Santa Cruz late at night in the fog and rain gets my heart rate up and is almost too much fun. Lately I have noted very slight hydroplaning in deeper standing water, but they recover almost immediately. I would not hesitate to recommend them and will probably buy them again.