I purchased this car and the tires already had 11k on them. I have since put another 15k miles on. these tires seem perfect for daily use with spirited driving thrown in from time to time. I was most surprised that they performed well in the snow. I know i have an AWD car but even in stopping and corners they were better than expected. I used to have some Yokohama avids on my last car which were also very good for dry and wet traction but these are hands down better than those in the snow. I would definitely by these again. oh yeah and tread life at approximately the half way point of these tires is great. I can still see the DWS lettering on the tires. I have no doubt they will go to their 50k thread life.