(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Real-life use doesn't match test results
I have had all-weather before (winter snowflake tread pattern with harder rubber compound) so decided to try these, to avoid the winter/summer changeover. I drive a lot of snowy & icy roads in central BC, both on highways and off-road to backcountry winter activities. The snow & ice traction is really poor, I'm very surprised to see the relatively good ratings in the CR tests. In my Subaru, I was usually the slowest person on winter roads, and was driving at my fairly average comfort level. Add to this is the noise... for the first 10,000 km or so they were great, but then they started howling, and it just got loader. Now at about 50,000 km they sound like a mud bogger, I routinely wear ear plugs. I finally switched last winter to dedicated winters (Nokian Hakkepelita) and could not believe the difference. Now, driving at exactly the same comfort level, I am one of the faster drivers on the road. My wife has run-flat WRs on her Mini Cooper, and has similar unimpressive winter performance. There may be reasons to buy these, but winter traction is not one of them.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.