I'm not a hot rodder. I do the speed limit and I drive safely. But I do quite a bit of traveling. These tires didn't hold up. Needed to be replaced around 25k for broken radial belt on two tries. They came with the car, new. Won't ever use this brand again.
Purchased these tires on a nicer set of Sacchi black aluminum rims for my wife's car.
The grip is excellent, but not so much on dry roads (the car will track in the grooves much more than the summer tires).
Being used for an hour long highway commute, the concern was for ice/black ice control not deep snow and these tires are excellent. My wife has been able to safely avoid two people spinning out on icy highways in front of her. She feels safe and in control of the vehicle at all times.
They are a bit noisy but to be expected from a winter tire.