We purchased a set of these tires for our 2005 Nissan Pathfinder. My husband always researches everything, especially high priced items so after reading numerous reviews and factoring price, we decided to purchases the Cooper Discoverer HT. We bought these online from Discount Tire Direct and had them installed at our local Wal-Mart. We live in Southern California, so we didn't really have to worry about snow traction. It rarely rains here, so we just needed something with a smooth ride that would last. The tires have a 60,000 mile warranty, which is longer than a lot of comparable tires. We don't go off-roading, or race down the freeway in our Pathfinder. This is our weekend family car and occasional pick up the kids from school or soccer vehicle. So for our purpose, these tires are great. We haven't really noticed much noise from them, seem to handle fine on our local streets, so we have no complaints. Our choices came down to these and the Yokohama Geolandars. These Coopers beat the Yokohamas except in looks, which isn't that much of a big deal.