I had these tires installed on my 2013 VW Golf R in October 2016 and could not have been happier. They have exceeded my expectations. I was going to buy the X-Ice XI3's which I have used in the past on a Passat and a Golf TDi but ultimately wanted to preserve and maintain the performance characteristics of the Golf R. It corners almost as if you have your summer UHP tires on. There is plenty of traction in the snow and ice and braking is excellent. The tires are also quiet. These are high quality tires you will enjoy.