Bought my car at the end of June and tires were OEM. Took me a while to get used to the low rolling resistence but they've been a good in both dry and wet conditions and I haven't noticed any excessive noise. Waited to write a review until I had more kilometres on my car and different weather conditions. We got a surprise dumping of snow earlier this week and I hadn't installed my snow tires yet. My car/tires got me home safely (25 km commute 1-way). Traction control kicked in a number of times but I felt very safe while driving through blowing snow and slippery, snow covered rural roads. I was pretty impressed. Can't comment on treadlife or how these tires will perform as the tread wears, but to this point, they've been a good tire.