This is an addition to my review just a few months ago. After stating how well they did on ice going over a Colorado mountain pass, tonight I got to experience them in the wet. We had a cloudburst and the rain was coming down - almost turned to hail but luckily did not. These tires just grip! We hit approximately 6 inches of standing water at an intersection going 45 miles per hour. I fully expected to hydroplane off the road but we just keep going perfectly straight - no feeling out of control at all. Awesome tire!
Bought these initially 4 years ago for my 2000 Beetle, which my daughter took to college in Ohio (we live in Colorado) and she says they are still going great. When my wife's 2012 Beetle needed new tires, I looked at different tires but came back to these. We need a dependable tire that can handle the winters without being a dedicated snow tire. These are a great balance of both. Two days after putting them on my wife went over a mountain pass that can be unnerving in the snow. She said the top and all the way down was mostly ice and she felt confident even though they did slip a bit if she got going too fast. These tires look great, handle awesome, and so far, have proven to be just what we need.