My car isn't stock by any means, and my driving style coupled with an over active annoyance for road noise necessitated a tire that was quite but had a high speed rating. While this tire should NOT be taken on to a track as it is too hard, it is definitely one of those tires that will impress. Handles remarkably well in the rain and doesn't hydroplane at all really. Tram-lining (the car's tendency to follow grooves in the road or cracks) is virtually non-existent. After 15k miles the wear indicators are barely touched. Lots of life left in these tires! Definitely recommend as a sane and sound buy for your car!