I just got the new tires put on last night. Initial impression was that they had great traction while cornering, but will get a chance to really put them to use today. I will write up then what I think about them. Although they're an expensive tire, I have a friend who works for Discount Tire that got me them at a reduced price. One of the biggest reasons for getting them was that I haven't heard of anyone here with them on (the Mazdaspeed6), and figured I might as well take a dive and get them as to see what they were like. At the reduced price, I couldn't say no.