I bought these tires after using Goodyear Ice Grip for a few years. These tires are phenomenally quiet and comfortable and generate no more noise than my all season Pirelli P4's. The biggest positive about the tires is their ability to displace water. Hitting large puddles on one side doesn't cause much pull in that direction at all. The biggest con about them is that they feel very soft, and as a result, handling suffers. Steering input has a slight delay as the sidewall is softer, and generally speaking, turning feels a bit more wallowy. Dry performance is good, but the soft compound doesn't make them stick like a decent set of all seasons. This is of course expected, and I wouldn't say are any worse than any other dedicated winter tire I have used. Tread wear seems to be great. I have used them for 2 years now, and towed long distances, with no apparent tread wear. Measuring the depth shows about 0.5mm tread depth reduction. Hopefully this trend continues. I would definitely buy these again. Another close competitor in my books is the Hankook iPike W409.
Would never by again. I live in the Wasatch and had these mounted to my Subaru Forester. So I expect good inclement weather performance i.e. snow, rain, ice etc. These were garbage. I bought them in March and got rid of them by November. For daily driving during the summer they did alright. I was a little hard on them considering I had the XT Forester but regardless, they couldn't hold a corner to save their life. Going 60MPH onto an on ramp with a slight curve, I could feel my car drift. Then during the minor period of snow in the fall, I tested them out and decided I would not trust my life or my families life with these tires. Subaru has incredible AWD capabilities and can make any tire seem better than it is. But this tire was shown it's true colors as a 3 season fair weather tire. Would never use it in the winter and wouldn't take it onto the wet roads for fear of hydroplaning.