please answer these questions
#1.) what tire are you offering for review (please include size)
Nokian Hakkepillita 4 (non-studded) 215/45/17
#2.) what is your geographic location
Northeast - NY/Ct for most of my travels
#3.) what types of driving events if any (i.e. track, AutoX, RallyX)
none, other than the occasional offroad adventure
#4.) percent of highway vs. city driving
80% highway / 20% city
#5.) your review and personal comments
These are excellent snow tires. I have put about 8K miles on them. Needless to say we haven't received a lot of snow in this area, but everytime we have, I have had zero problems. Snow grip is excellent, slush is excellent, and icy road conditions is pretty good (if there was ever a lot of ice, I could get the studs put in).
Dry grip is excellent as long as the temp stays cold (below freezing). The tires definitely get soft (even with 40 PSI) when the temp goes above freezing. Wet grip is excellent. Even hitting puddles with only one side of the car, there is no pulling to the side. The tread pattern is excellent for water removal.
Before these I had the Toyo Garret Observe G02's which where also great (snow tires), but the handling (snow, slush, wet and dry) on these is even better.
Thanks for your participation
I don't think tirerack carries these tires, but wanted to submit the review anyway.