These tires have been outstanding in all conditions. Snow traction has been phenomenal especially after one of the worst winters in 10 years. Wet traction very good. Tires were quiet but have gotten louder lately due to some uneven wear. Regardless of the other reviewers ill-guided opinions, I don't blame this on the tires, it was due to my car's alignment.
Don't let the fact that some drivers don't care for their cars and/or strike fixed objects reflect poorly on the tires they purchased.
I am purchasing a set for the wife's new Focus and I will be getting a new set for my car before the winter.