I was tired of changing tires each season. Even if I live near Montreal, I drive mostly on asphalt. This tire is as good as a cheap winter tire, but on dry road or wet road is better. For the Summer is comparable with 4 seasons. It's true that the noise is high compared with 4 seasons. But it is better than a lot of winter tires.
For tread life I'm expecting about 60 000 kms with rotations at each oil change.
These are the most amazing tires. These are on a AWD flex, and I drive over 40k on roads all winter varying from snow covered, ice covered, rain and snow mush mix, and just plain cold pavement and they are incredible. I studded this last pair and they are even better, but you do get more road noise, but at 110km it's not super noticeable, but when the roads get dicey, I wouldn't want to be on anything else. If you are a confident driver, you'll love being on the road, if you are cautious, you'll love how incredible your car responds, slipping is not an option with these