These came as OE tyres on my Volvo s40 and are the OE tyres on my Acura ILX. They are a bit noisy and the ones I had on the volvo had to be replaced after 50,000 kms with some tread remaining on them. The tread may chip off on rough roads and one needs to be a bit gentle on rough surfaces. On the plus side, the tyres offer excellent dry and wet weather traction and these tires are addictive in a sense they make a distinct 'michelin sound'. There's the trademark performance tyre whistle at high speed on concrete roads and a reassuring 'kerplunk' sound as one travels over expansion joints. The sidewalls are extremely well built.