Don't know why all the negative comments. I am definetly satisfied with these tires. They came as original equipment on my Fusion and I still have 1/32 of tread wear left. Rotate about every 15,000 miles and never rechecked the balance. No cupping, unever wear, noise issues, etc. Should make 80,0000 miles no problem. Even have a plug in one due to a nail. I cruize on the freeway at about 70 and slow down on wet surfaces, so not sure I can commment on hydroplaning and traction performance, but it does seem to be adequate. It may be that tread life is adversly affected by higher temperatures. These rarely see scorching hot pavements.