I've had two sets of these and the treadwear is phenomenal. Noise is okay. It's just a little above middle and just starting to be noticeable but is definitely noticed (for the great wear it's okay. Traction is not good in mud, snow and water if you drive aggressively in 1.5 inches of these elements. I just allow for it and they are great considering the treadwear!! They will strand you if you are out in 4 inches of slick snow and hydroplane if you hit a 1.5 inch puddle of water at 40mph. Of course, my car doesn't do much better with high performance tires. Safety vs. cost. I slow down and save money.