I am very happy with purchasing these tires. They were never loud, but after about 200 miles they get very very smooth and quiet. Handle very well in both dry and rain conditions. All wheel drive subaru plus these tires instill lots of driving confidence even in heavy icy rain on the NJ turnpike at 75 mph. Seem to get smoother as time goes by. Have not owned them long enough to judge wear but so far very happy. Have driven in light snow and traction was very good. Big improvement over previous tires. Well worth the money. Make the little subaru feel much more like a luxury car.