I purchased these continentals to replace older Sumitomo's. I love them on dry. They are much quieter than my previous tires have very nice response and handling. I got to try these tires when the blizzard approached on Long Island yesterday. In three hours on almost a purely icy road the car was solid stable no sliding or skidding and handled beautifully far beyond my expectations. Driving up short Hills that were unplowed I was able to pass many cars that were not making it.
Some of these attributes can surely be an attestation to my all-wheel-drive vehicle. I would highly recommend these tires. The only thing I cannot comment on his treadwear as at this point I only have about 900 miles on them