My first experience with these tires was on a 2005 Ford Freestyle AWD. They were awesome, but a bit noisy on smooth highways. But, much to my surprise, the treadwear was great! I had 40,000+ on the tires when I traded the car. I kept them on year round and found them great in rain in the summer. No hydroplaning as with original equipment all-season Pirellis on the Ford. Now I just put a set on my 2005 Cadillac Escalade EXT. This is a much heavier vehicle, so I'm anxious to see how the treadwear is on this truck. So far, I'm impressed with their performance in snow. I can hear them, but the noise is not objectionable in the very quiet Escalade. Overall, these are a great tire at an affordable price.