Having owned and driven on the predecessor to this tire, the ASX, I had a general idea of what to expect and this met my expectations. For the money, it is hard to imagine a better tire. It is quiet, rides well and handles well for the most part. My only complaint is traction (or the lack thereof) in cold conditions ... the Dynamic Stability Control is working overtime with them with any sort of quick input when the temperature is below freezing (even on dry surface). That's not to say that they are bad, but they are maybe a little too much like a summer tire to be rated a ultra high performance all season.