For the first couple weeks of using the tire it felt like I was driving on a cloud. What really surprised me is how well they handle in the snow. I loved drifting around the city of pittsburgh all last winter in my stage 2 q5. I now have about 30k miles on them and they are starting to make a lot of noise and am noticing small traction issues. I'm surprised they lasted this long as I am a very aggressive driver.I plan to get another set of these soon, they are great tires!