I bought these to replace the BF Goodrich tires that came with the car. Those tires still had plenty of tread, but we could not pull out from a stop sign if the road was a little wet without spinning the tires. Our minivan drives COMPLETELY differently with these tires. These tires grip so much better than our old ones and I am extremely satisfied with them. I feel much safer while driving the car now and I am more relaxed knowing my wife has excellent tires to ferry the kids around with. I have been surprised on more than one occasion when I thought the tires would not have enough traction to make it up a snow covered hill, only to walk right up the hill like it was nothing.
The ONLY downside I have with this tire is the cost. We got them when they were $150 a tire and I personally believe they are worth every penny, but I wouldn't have minded not spending as much on the tires so I could have put it towards an alignment or something else.