We bought two sets of these (see comments about our '11 Jetta...literally the same experience as these). Wolfy has 124K on the odometer and is well maintained by my son and I. Although we'e from the Chicago metro area, this vehicle is currently residing in Brookings SD (Go Blizzard!). We had originally installed Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S tyres on the OE BBS 16s. They're fine for 3 seasons but horrible in the winter weather. Therefore, after many years as a Blizzak fan, I thought we would try something new. So, I opted to downsize and bought a set of used OEM 15 alloy wheels, mounted the new Dunlop Winter MAXX tyres, set psi to 34 on them and hauled these in the trunk of our '11 Etta the Jetta to my son in SD.
Winter storm Cleon dumped about 7 inches of snow in Brookings a few days later. The difference was making it up the driveway or leaving the car parked in the street! Also, there are a lot of dirt roads in the area that turn into a mud-bath. The Dunlops are great in this slop too. Keep your kids safe and buy some winter tyres asap!
Thank you Tire Rack (I've been a customer for over 20yrs)...
Go #23 - Brookings Blizzard NAHL