I have been driving with these tires for some time now. I have had the OEM tires and a brand called Arizonan Silver edition. So far i have found that these tires are much better. They have more tread wear than the arizonan silver edition but they are so much quieter and so much better in wet and dry that its worth it. I have been able to take corners faster and also get the power down in the snow. I have a dumb little test to try out my tires. I hold down the brake pedal and gas pedal then let off the brake. This made all my previous tires break loose and spin out. (aka very cool when your young) but these i cant do that unless its wet. My car is very loud but with these i can turn down the radio one notch since it makes the car quieter.