I initially bought the tire after extensive research and reading user reviews. I was not thrilled at first, seemed to be alot of tire noise and a bit of a rough ride, which I attributed to being used to running on balding tires, so these would actually have some grip, and the fact that I'm driving an older SUV.
We recently replaced the rear stabilizer links, which were worn and noisy. What a huge difference! Now these tires are amazing, very quiet, and very smooth, minimal road noise. I was OK with the purchase, because you really feel like these ties are gripping the road, now I am very happy and can recommend these tires wholeheartedly.