Just bought these outstanding tires. Wow, fantastic right from the first 20 feet of driving. Am 2nd owner and car had 3 different mfr and 4 different models on the car. Most were old and dry rotted. This car feels like NEW now w the Defenders. Was installed by local TireRack master installer shop. They are worth the upfront cost considering the ultra high treadwear rating. I expect a noticeable increase in gas mileage too. Without question, these are the BEST all season passenger car tires on the market right now. Handeling is confident, ride is amazing and soaks up bumps well. Car has 91k miles now. Noise was better and quieter than expected. Tires are still new, so onky had chance to drive in rain. Wet traction is way superior. Wish these Defenders came out when I put tires on my other car Mazda3i, I have 4 cars..