Excellent tire. Have remained quiet over 25k miles. Handle very well, sidewalls are not summer performance tire stiff, but they are stiffer than most all season tires. Very good in the rain, I did hydroplane on one interstate in Florida and had to slow down to 55 mph to not hydroplane on that road. It was a torrential downpower, so I forgive the tires, and I was still moving as fast or faster than most of the traffic. I used them in some icy snow and they seemed confident, certainly moreso than the OEM and replacement tires I've had on the car before. The treadwear seems like it will outlast the 60k rating. I rotate regularly, had a proper wheel alignment performed immediately after I got the tires, and keep the pressures perfect. I recommend anyone with a sporty-ish car to try these tires!
These tires were superb for touring, and offered excellent grip in dry or wet conditions. In addition, I got 55K miles of wear out of them in mostly nonaggressive highway driving. That is the most wear of any performance tire I've ever had.
Like any tire, as the tread wore down they would hydroplane a bit depending on speed and depth of water on the road.
These are not the tires to buy if you plan to rally drift or drive really hard. It seemed to me that no matter how hard I threw my GTI into a turn, the tires soaked it up as if on hydraulics and returned a soft response. So the "fun to drive" quotient is low, but the capabilities are very high.