A very good tire that gave me 44,000 troublfree miles. Probably could have gone another 10,000 to 15,000 miles but winter was coming on and i drive 3,000 miles a month, so I went ahead and switched to Goodyear's new F1 assymetric. I wanted something a little bit sporteier with better cornering. I am very very happy with theGoodyears, but the Bridgestone were quite good as well--a bit more sedate in the twisties. Very quiet at first, and a bit noisier after 25,000 or so and getting a bit noisier still by the time I switched. Not too bad really. Very nice manners, steering response was excellent. In two winters never really drove in anything but light snow and occassional ice. Very good response, but the Goodyears really excel. Al in all a high quality tire with a smooth and easy ride.