This tire with added weight in the trunk works really well in the winter on my 2012 Mustang GT 5.0.manual 6b spd. Ive driven in multiple snows up to 5 inches deep in the subdivision and on slick main roads and am confident this tire will get me though the winter. I was looking for an aggressive all season tire for the winter. Tirerack rated this no. 2 for All Season tires for winter conditions at the time I was buying and was significantly less expensive than the no 1. The tire is not noisy in the dry and seems to perform as good as the OEM tires I am running in the summer.