I bought 4 GSi-5 tires for the 1st winter, and they are great if there's snow, and ok if it's just wet. They handle dry roads a lot better if it's cold out, although I recognize that mine are 65 series. At the start of the car's 4th winter I bought two more, to replace the most worn, and this (beginning the 5th) winter I have just bought two more. Because my now-discontinued Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 tires were less than satisfactory in any snow, I put my snow tires on early, and leave them on until the end of April; the result is my GSi-5 tires' life has suffered. I recently found out that an even 6/32" of remaining tread depth is way past this tire's minimum winter performance level, and they have no grip left in the wet, and a lot less than what is needed for snow. I am looking forward to having 4 good tires again this winter, for the car that the entire family drives.
Great tires, bought 2 times, drove 4 seasons. I had spiked.
Winters were very snowy, and I never got stuck in a snowdrift. To slush behave perfectly. On wet pavement, and brakes operated perfectly. Silent. Thorns does not lose. Very durable, Ice saws, chainsaw. My car Ford focus ST 225 HP and the Mazda 3 MPS 263 HP
It was in Russia.
I am going in to my second winter with these tires and they are great. I live in Northern BC so we get rain, tons of snow (with very little highway maintenance), black ice, freezing rain and these tires have seen me safely through it all. I had a little slippage on corners but it corrected very easily, also got stuck once, but that was due to several inches of snow on top of a thick layer of ice and trying to take off from a stop.
Great tire for wet or dry, on warm (22c) or cold (-5c) days, but completely useless in either a light dusting of snow, or 1-2" of both fresh snow or packed snow. Getting started and crossing an intersection in snow takes forever; braking distances were unpleasantly long; turning on city streets required slowing to a crawl and praying. When driving is any depth of snow, I had constant violent traction control intervention, when driving or starting, and ABS everywhere when braking.