First set lasted 65K miles on my 2010 Forester, and I’ve been riding on a second set for the last 6K. There are not many tires that match, let alone surpass, the value to price ratio of these Hankooks. Top features include a great grip on wet roads, sound water displacement (no hydroplaning) and outstanding traction on dry pavement. I’m satisfied to have obtained 65K of trouble-free thread-wear, and a fairly confortable ride for the duration. This tire's ability to grip, stay on track and to stop in snow conditions, is the best compliment for my car's AWD system. Tire noise at highway speeds is noticeable inside my Forester, however, for the safety & dependability that these tires provide, quietness would be mere icing on the cake. Aside from unrealistic expectations for a tire of this price, I suspect that any faults attributed to an Optimo H727 may have a lot to do with improper use such as overinflation, underinflation or pushing it beyond its limits. For the factors that I hold as critical in a tire, and as most appropriate to match the features of my Subaru, I find these all season radials offer top performance and value for the price. Will not hesitate to buy a third set, or to recommend to any friends owning a Subaru.