I have purchased and used two models of Zexius (OHTSU) brand tires, XI-326 and XI-427 and my suggestion is to avoid those tires if you can afford to. If not, drive very cautiously in all weather conditions with these tires on your vehicle. I believe the tires actually caused an accident I was involved in. The tire tread compound seems very hard and you will get over 40,000 miles on the tread with minimal wear BUT in my opinion that makes the tire operate on the low end of the safety scale even in non-emergency stopping conditions. In wet conditions with brakes applied I have experienced sliding as if the car was on ice. I am referring to ALL wet conditions from light sprinkle to pouring rain. Leaving a stop sign or stoplight requires a very light ,gingerly touch on the accelerator or you will spin the tires. In dry conditions my experience has been only slightly better stopping and starting from a stop. The tires will chirp easily with most starts. I will qualify this experience by writing that I am not an aggressive driver. I drive a Ford Focus with an automatic transmission which I would consider one of the least "performance" cars on the market. Call me stupid for actually purchasing and continuing to use what I consider unsafe tires but I was not in a financial position to purchase better performing tires at the time. I have purchased Falken brand tires and realize how unsafe in my opinion the Zexius were in my scope of experience. I WOULD LIKE TO ADD AT LEAST ONE TIRE FAILED COMPLETED AND THE TREAD SEPARATED FROM THE TIRE LIKE SOME CHEAP RETREAD, ONE WRITER QUESTIONED MY REVIEW OF THE SHORTCOMINGS OF THE TIRES I REVIEWED. IF YOU GOOGLE (OHTSU TIRE FAILURES) THE TIRES BY MANUFACTURER NAME YOU WILL NOTE THAT THERE HAVE BEEN RECALLS FOR THE MANUFACTURER'S TIRES AS WELL AS SAFETY BULLETINS.