I recently put on a new set of Continental Pure Contacts on my 2003 Accord V6, my last set was Michelin Primacy MXV4'S which were very nice tires in every way , now discountinued. The continentals were very well priced compared to the new Michelins replacing the MXV4's,about $200 cheaper ! anyway, so far the ride of Continentals vs Michelins feel a bit more stiff over the smaller bumps yet smooth on the road, grip in dry and wet is amazing ,both straight and on curves , noise is very low ,almost same as michelin , humming on concrete is more of a lower tone , Michelin seemed to have a higher pitch/tone. have done about 3000 k on these so far . So far im very happy,i can't wait see how they handle the white stuff ,no doubt it soon will arrive .