I would NEVER buy this tire again.. I live in Quebec and found that it is terrible in slush and wet snow which is 90% of our snow conditions. I found myself drifting constantly on slushy snow at very low speeds. It does not evacuate slush at all! I will sell them before the end of the season for sure! Previous tire was a noisy HAKKA 5 but wow they keep you on the road! The Conti is very quiet.. but then again so are 4 seasons and summer tires!