I ran these on my first WRX for about 35,000 miles. They are incredible tires in the rain. Road noise wasn't too bad either for a 215/45/17. These tires are OEM on many Mercedes in the 18" size so if they are good enough for a Benz, they are good enough for me. Obviously they aren't the most high performance "performance" tire, but they are an excellent compromise for a daily driven "performance" street tire: good in the wet, low road noise, and long wear.