This is an excellent tire. The wet and dry traction is incredible, and the steering is very precise and gives me great confidence behind the wheel. Ride comfort and noise level both exceeded my expectations; it does a great job handling bumps and rough roads. It's also quite good on snow. I live in Minnesota and am more than comfortable driving it all winter. It lacks a little on pure ice, but it still out-performs the Conti DWS and my wife's Michelin defenders. I'll definitely purchase it again.