These tires were purchased April 2013. The first bit of the summer they were not too bad, Nice grip in the wet. By the end of the summer they started becoming noisy, following grooves in the road etc, They are wearing poorly. Had them rebalanced and had my alignment checked....my car had no issues. Tires are crap. both on my car and my daughters C30 volvo. I'm waiting for the Falken rep to see what he will do.