I bought a Mazda Protege a few years ago that came with a set of these along with some summer tires. Prior to that I had only ever used All seasons. WOW huge difference in the winter. I live in Rochester NY and we can get some pretty strong snow storms and in the 3 years of using these I only lost traction when buried in tons of snow or when I did something dumb. I also ran them in the summer once and the tred wear was not bad.
I now have a Mazda 2 and put these on a month ofter getting it because the all seasons it came with are junk. I highly recommend these tires.