I know these are studdable, but if you don't plan on having them studded, are there any downsides like shorter tread life for example? Those who have them, what sort of tread life are you experiencing? How is their dry (hwy) handling compared to a typical all-season? Little worse? A lot worse? I am looking for relatively inexpensive 195/65/15 winter tires for our '01 Jetta. We get quite a few snow storms here every season, but still, majority of the time the roads are dry/clear.