These tires come as OE on a lot of North American-built vehicles here, such as the Galant and the Crown Victoria. I'm just wondering if these are high rated tires in the States, because they have a terrible reputation here for lasting no more than 30,000 km (19,000 miles) and causing the vehicle to lose traction when any part of the road is wet, or has traces of fine sand. Dry traction is really so-so, and its road noise galore with these tires. I know a lot of people here like to stick to OEM tires, and there are some people who go back and buy these tires for $150 each. That's Michelin territory.