This car was pretty much undriveable in snow conditions with all seasons, too much power and too little grip (even with all wheel drive). These tires make all the difference in how the car behaves. It will now go anywhere you point it regardless of how much snow is on the road. They are a little noisy (nothing extreme, just louder than the Michelin pilots it normally wears). They now have 25000 miles on them and still look like new. My father used these tires year round on his van for 6 seasons and 70,000 miles and they still passed a safety. I am still scratching my head at the reviewer who got 15,000 miles out of a set...what on earth were you doing to them...burnouts with a hellcat??