I experienced the same problem as some reviewers here. At first they were fine and I was happy with them, but around 15K plus miles they started making road noise which became progressively worse. Thread life is good, but what's the point if I want to get rid of them long before they need to be replaced due to the road noise. Traction wasn't great if I was on any type of incline, even with just a coating of snow on the road. Tires would also spin from a standstill on wet roads. This is my second set of Hankook tires and both times I have had terrible experiences with them. I will no longer buy the Hankook brand ever again, even if they have great prices.