Initially, I really liked these tires. They had good dry and wet traction, and were quiet at first. After about 13,000 miles, I started noticing cupping on the inside edges. After getting the wheels aligned twice, the cupping continued to get worse. The resulting noise is awful. I do not believe that the cupping was caused by an alignment problem, because my winter tires do not exhibit any unususal wear, and they have almost as many miles as the Bridgestones. I would not recommend these tires, only because of the cupping and noise.