I am very meticulous with my car and ride so having said that, I purchased these tires only because the Michelin MXV4 Grand Touring are out of stock. After having driven for about 600km on both highway and city, I must said these tires are just as good as the Michelin MXV4 or MXM4 series. They are very quiet and smooth which are the two characteristics I was looking for when trying to purchase the MXV4 again. If the tread wear is what the spec indicated here, then all the better. Haven't had the chance to drive in snow or wet condition but so far I am very please with my decision to purchase these tires from TireRack. You can't go wrong with these tires.