1) 215/40/17 Yokohama Parada Spec 2
2) Orange County/Long Beach
3) Every day commute of approximately 40 miles and spirited weekend driving
5) I bought a set of used Rota SDR's with these tires on. I believe they had 4k miles on them, and I proceeded to put an additional 15-20k miles on them. There was still plenty of tread on them, however, they had uneven wear and became annoyingly loud. I know they were not optimally sized, but I had no complaints on either their wet nor dry handling. I can only compare their sidewall to that of the RE92's and obviously they were night and day better.
Overall, I would not recommend these tires to anyone for several reasons. Non-optimal size, extremely loud as tread wears and I believe their are higher performance (dry) tires for the same price and noise level.