Great bang for the buck. Drove to Keystone CO from Norman OK during the first 6 months of owning first/only set and they worked respectably in the snow and ice, blizzard conditions on I-70. Never had any problems with them. I don't notice any excessive road noise, but I also listen to the radio while driving. Never had any wet traction problems nor hydro-p. Before using these tires, I used Goodyear Eagle GA and the Kumho Ecsta AST's work just as good and fit my budget much better. Same tire life as Eagles as well at around 43,000 miles. 43K mile range is where I started to see noticeable cracking in side wall. I will definitely be buying another set very soon.