I purchased these tires based off of the Tirerack Test and I have not been disappointed. We replaced our 7 year old Michelin HydroEdge tires with 60,000 miles on them with these General Altimax RT43 tires. The Michelins had hardened up over time and were incredibly loud and rough. These Generals have been quiet, smooth, and have about the same handling characteristics of the Michelins. For the money these Generals seem to be a great deal. Time will tell if they hold up well.