This is not my first set of V12 Evo2 tires, but the first on this car. The difference from the factory Advans is that there is a bit more slip when hard cornering, but there is plenty of warning before it starts to slip. They are dependable in very wet conditions, and I've found that they are a bit louder than the previous tires, but not excessively so.
For the price, they are a good value, and a solid choice.
Love these tires for their all-around all season tire usage. Put 7000 miles on them and still look, feel, and treaded as new. Great in rain with the deep/wide grooves to keep grip to pavement when raining. Great dry traction especially with hard cornering. Tires has a slight bounce compared to the EVO's OEM sticky tires when cornering really hard and sharply... but not enough to give a bad rating for what they are and price. I would recommend these tires and purchase again. PS, can't comment about snow.