My car was originally equipped with Continental tires but I never grew very fond of them. Shortly after my new purchase, I chose these Michelins on a tip from a friend who owned them. I'm very glad I took his advice as over 3 years and nearly 60,000 miles have passed without a complaint. The tire performs very well in all four seasons including winter where snow and ice make great demands on any tire. The Michelins always are up to the task even in the worst weather. I'm told that i have at least another 5000+ safe miles in my current set so I'll be looking for identical replacements down the road. I'll continue to use this tire exclusivley as long as I have a car that will accomodate them sizewise. I wouldn't have anything else.