I purchased these tires via Discount Tire Direct about 30 - 45 days ago. I was somewhat skeptical based on many negative comments about the tire's handling in snow. I live in Buffalo, NY and we have zero shortage of the cold white stuff. Granted, my vehicle is AWD, but we've been hit with a couple of decent snow storms since I've got the tires and I'm beyond impressed with the way they handle in the snow / slush / wet roads. If you're considering the tires for the same reason I did (price), they're well worth it in my opinion.
These tires were what was on the car when I purchased it. These tire wear out extremely quickly, after driving 23,000 mile I do not even have enough tread left to turn the leased vehicle in, I have to replace tires on a car that I have had for almost two years. Volkswagen won't cover them because they do not manufacture them, Pirelli does not warranty original equipment and they do not offer a warranty even if they were replacement. DO NOT WASTE YOUR $$$$$$.