I have had limited experience with these, just a couple of seasons. For at least the fall and spring conditions that I've used them, these handle as well as any performance all-season tire I have driven on, and even better than some, and are extremely competent in the snow. They worked quite well in inclement weather conditions but they are rather expensive in my opinion. But if you need them like I did for when I lived for a few months in a city that had a lot of rain and snow I feel the performance I got justified the price for me. These are the only snow tires I've ever owned so consider my review as one from an amateur when it comes to this type of tire. They are great on dry and wet conditions, where other snow tires often suffer. Probably not close to an all-out snow tire in the worst conditions, but an excellent compromise for all areas except those with the absolute worst driving conditions for most of the winter. I gave them an 8 due to the high price, not the performance.