I put a lot of miles on my car for work so I was looking for an all season tire when I needed to replace the performance tires that came with the car. The oem tires were very worn around 10,000 miles. I've previously owned cars that came with Continental tires and never had the best impression of them. Given the few choices of all season tires available in this size I went with the Michelin. I'm happy to have gotten 33,000 miles out of these tires. I just purchased a second set of four. If the oem tire was a 10 in terms of performance I'd rate these an 8-9. Given how long they last and how often I'm in traffic instead of driving a curvy back road I think it's a good trade off. Would definitely buy again.