This tire started out pretty well with good handling and good noise level, but after it hit 15,000 mi the sound level started getting louder and louder with a definite buzz depending on the speed. I don't know how my wife has put up with it until now but at 23,000 we're ready to change them. I'll be going back to the Bridgestone Potenzas. The RE960AS I had previous were excellent and lasted a good 55,000. I see there's an updated RE970AS so I'll go for that.