I run the Contis as a winter tire on our R. It is the top of the pack in winter and wet performance, and is a good all-around choice. Of course, it runs rings around a dedicated winter tire on dry pavement. It is relatively comfortable and reasonably quiet. However, it is not as competent as some others in steering feel or dry cornering prowess. It is predicable at its limits. Every tire is a compromise. But for fall and winter conditions, and especially snow and ice, this is about the best out there in an A/S design. Were I limited to one year-round tire, I would give up some of the winter performance of the Contis and go with the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S.