Just bought these tires and installed them on a 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX STI sedan. I live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and we have about a 60/40 mix of snowy conditions and dry sunny winter weather because of our geographic location (we get Chinooks!). The last snow storm brought 10cm of snow and I was loving it! Grip is phenomenal! Handling is alright but this is a dedicated winter tire not performance based. Comfort is really good and noise level is good as well. Cannot speak of trend life thus far but will update perhaps next year. Was going to buy Alpine PA3's but decided on dedicated winters and it was the right choice for me. I can still drive my STI fast in straights with insane grip on ice and snow but do have to take it easier on fast cornering. However, it is a sacrifice I am willing to make for ultimate winter confidence.