the tires came with my new car, band new as well and for the first time tonight I was able to test them out in the snow going up 2 decent sized hills with an incline and to my suprise i was able to go around just about all 5 cars that were spinning out going up the hill.. lol I would say they are pretty darn good tires, in the rain they arn't bad like others may say in some areas by where i live i slide just a little but it could be because of the way i drive at times. GREAT TIRES DEF. WOULD SAY BUYING.
Average snow and wet performance, below average comfort and handling, especially in dry conditions. Higher than average noise as well. At only 5k km I can't comment on tread wear yet, but it seems to be wearing normally. Assuming tread wear is average I think this is still good value for money ($80-100/tire). If I could do it over I would opt for a non-studable design as those are more comfortable and less noisy. They usually wear better also.