Purchased the tires in April after taking a spirited drive with our Miata club after a rainy day and realizing the Michelins had to be replaced. Could not be happier with the tires. Since I have not gone through a winter season, I can not comment on the snow traction. In NC that should not be an issue anyways. This past weekend the club did the Blue Ridge Zig-Zag (going up and down the mountain)! These tire handled great, never sliding or losing grip. Even with the very SPIRITED driving the car still managed 33 mpg. Some noted a reduction in gas mileage. None witnessed by this satisfied customer!