I purchased this tire in December of 2011 and I have been waiting to write my review until I could experience winter driving in snow. These tires are excellent in every situation which are experienced in Nebraska driving conditions. My immediate response to these tires in dry and wet driving was night and day from my previous tires. I especially appreciate the quietness of these tires After almost 20,000 miles on them they still make the car handle like it is brand new even though I have over 107,000 miles on my 300C AWD. At the same time I bought these tires I also bought Continental Pro Contact ECO+ for my wife's car and there is no comparison. I can say that I would recommend these tires to anyone and they are my replacement tires of choice in the future!