The main problem with these tires is the price. They are very expensive. There are lower priced options that are better values. The dry traction is good, but in the rain they are horrible. Not a performance tire. They are comfortable, and they aren't noisy. Their biggest advantage is they get good fuel economy. They only weigh 9lbs (for 17") which is insanely light. I've hit some curbs hard, and done driving in gravel, and abused these tires somewhat, and never had any flats or issues with them.
I have 35,000 kms on them, and they are finished. Possibly last to 40k with normal driving.
Well, a BRZ in the winter isn't the greatest, but these tires are very nice. They are fantastic in snow. I can go up steep hills with no problems, and they take turns very well. When the road is dry, and cold, these are performance rubber. They hug the road very well. The grip is much better than the oem summer tires I have. Rain, too, while not amazing, they are above average. Ice I'd say they aren't that great, but that could be my car also. The only time I had problems this winter was when there was 25cms of snow. Then because my car is so low, I'm basically plowing the snow while driving, and I got stuck a few times. Anything under 20cms, is a piece of cake.
I'm not just driving in the snow, I'm driving hard. Hard into the corners, hard off the line. Very nice tires, and nice value. I would buy these again.
These are touring tires. They are good for noise, treadwear, and fuel economy. I find the handling is decent, nothing special, definitely they are not in the performance tire range. I get an average of 1.5L/100kms better mileage with these, then my winter tires.
The rear end comes out very quickly with these tires, when pushed. It doesn't take much to spin them. In the rain they slip often when even a little bit of throttle is given. My winter tires have more traction (in summer) than these do.
They will last a long time, but they are expensive. I think there are better choices for the money out there.