These tires were purchased to replace the crappy OEM Goodyear Eagle's. So far the Kuhmos have been an excellent choice, for the money!! After 9000 miles, these kuhmos' have seen heavy water, light snow, deep snow, and ice. These tires have pleasantly handled all conditions. They are very strong in dry, and wet. During this December the deeper snow and the typical slush (in N.E. USA and Canada) were not as easy to handle with these tires. These Kuhmos are rated for 55k miles tread life. But i doubt that will be acheived. For a ZR rated tire is suppose that is to be expected. The least favorite attribute is the higher than normal road noise. Overall we are happy the value of these Kuhmo's, expecially considering the price! Worth considering as an alternative.