I bought these to replace the Continentals that came OEM with my car, and out of the box they were significantly superior and fantastic. Considering they are merely all-seasons, their performance in the snow was surprising. I drive mostly in the city, so the streets get plowed regularly in the winter. I wouldn't use these for my winter set if I lived out in a rural area. The dry and wet grip when new was excellent. Now that I have over 37500 miles (60,000km) on them, their dry and wet traction is starting to decrease, despite having lots of tread depth remaining.