First impressions. Vehicle 1996 Acura RL3.5 Base Prior tires Good Year Assurance 225/60/16 (incorrect size) I was going to hold off a month or two, but Tire Rack has a $70 rebate so I figured I better get them while the getting is good. This tire is the correct size and is the current version of the OEM tire on the Acura. The prior tires were installed by a family member prior owner based on the reviews on tire rack and size recommendation of a local chain store. (And against my recommendations) It was raining yesterday after installation so I got the dubious honor of evaluating the wet traction as well. Even though 2 of the wheels on this vehicle have been repaired after OEM matching all tires were balanced with less than 12LBS force variation and 1.0 OZ or less TOTAL weight. The ride, NVH and wet traction are all much improved over the Good Year. Granted the Good Year were nearing the end of their useful life. Due to improper sizing and directional tread pattern limiting rotation options (at least that is my opinion of contributing factors) the Good Year were exhibiting odd wear and cupping, despite the cars alignment being good (only front toe required minimal adjustment). Tire Racks service as usual was top notch. Date code 0312 (3rd week 2012) one had a sticker from Michelin shipped it to Tire Rack indicating a receive date of 02/06/12 So they are very fresh. Can't complain there! Also, although Tire Rack indicates this particular size is made in Canada, the tires have USA molded in. Ouch, looks like I need to do some serious wheel scrubbing!