These tires were the OEM from my 2008 Forester 2.5X. I had them on for 6 years, 67,000 miles and only purchased new tires this month (April 2013). I drove my car hard for those 6 years, making over 20 1200-mile trips from Pennsylvania to Tennessee. I will never buy another tire! These have served me well and handle perfectly, making the tight turns these cars are famous for a breeze. Some Forester owners will give these tires bad reviews, but I think those are hard-core off roaders, which I am not. The tires also handle mild snow well, so I can't really complain.