I have used these tires on 5 different rear wheel drive vehicle's for my limousine company in CT. With sniw and ice I swear by these tires. I wish I could use these tires on my limousines. Every set of tires I have rotated at 5000 miles with every oil change. Every set I was able to get over 100,000 miles out of them. I usually buy right at begining of winter at get through the following winter. As far as noise it may be a bit noisy but driving thriugh CT and NY with major pot holes I cannot tell if they are any louder. I feel very safe in my vehicles during snow. Have driven during the major snow storms of 2011 & 2012. Also the blizzard of 2013. I definitely will keep buying these tires for my sedans as long as they keep making the tires. I have actually was able to get 126,400 miles out if my last set. Love these tires.