Until I put these Dunlop Winter Maxx tires on my Miata I preferred driving our 2012 Focus with the Yokahama Ice Guard IG20's in the inclement weather. After having these installed I noticed an immediate difference just backing out of my parking spot. Handling the compact snow really well giving great acceleration. Stop me quick at icy intersections, and again get me going real quick vs. my all seasons. I'm now happy driving my Miata in winter aga again. Having a blast in my "green tank" as I now call it.