I bought these Continental tires so I wouldn't have to put on my dedicated snow tires every year. They have been awesome with this winters above average snow fall. They go, stop, and corner as well as my snow tires. Granted as the tread wears, they won't be as good in the snow, but that's why I still have my snow tires sitting in the garage waiting for action. These tires look great on my Audi and although they don't match the OEM summer Dunlops ability to make the car feel like it's riding on rails when cornering, the Continentals are far superior for Iowa's climate.