Although it may be premature, I felt it was acceptable to state my opinion. The previous tire on my wife's car was a Big-O Euro Tour. They were by far the worst tire ever produced. PLEASE stay away from them regardless of price. I am soft on the petal but the car would spin out on dry pavement. It was necessary to replace them from a safety perspective. The Sumitomo was a drastic improvement. Traction was tight. I could floor the car and the tires wouldn't spin out. Ride and noise level are good. It is too late to critique tread ware, but time will tell.