I recently switched to these Pirelli Verde tires from Michelin tires. I have always sworn by Michelins, and have run through quite a few sets over the past 30 years. The last set made an awful lot of road noise, making my Mercedes ML sound more like an econobox! From the beginning they always howled at certain speeds, and got louder as they wore down. As soon as I had the Pirellis installed I noticed an immense difference. They are amazingly quiet at all speeds. I am really very happy with them. They have good wet and dry grip. The ride is supple and controlled. The steering response is less exact and sharp compared to the Michelins. But who needs that in a big heavy diesel Mercedes!