I just got these tires last week. Have been using the bridgestone OE summer tires,2 sets of them till they finally were shot on the rears. When I first got these conti's I wasn't too crazy about them. Didn't feel the same sportiness or road feel that I had w the bridgestone. Honestly after driving them all weekend they are much quiter & refined feeling. Makes the car much smoother on the bumps & much more civilized feeling. I would definitely recomend these tires for anyone that needs a all season tire & isn't always driving in warmer climets not to mention the country instead of real life everyday driving. Bridgestones were like riding on plastic when the temp dropped and very loud. The car feels like a different car with the conti's. More usuable & refined. I'll have to let you know about how the wear on them is.