These tires were installed as original equipment on a cross-over utility vehicle. I have since replaced these tires with a new set of Michelins and I am glad I did. These Goodyears were very good for about the first 18 thousand miles. I rotated the tires every 6 thousand miles but after the 18K round the tires performance went down. The ride suddenly deteriorated, I had the tires balanced and looked by the dealer. Two of them were replaced and at again at about 18K the same thing happened.
The tread pattern is fairly conservative -- made for the city not the country (as they should be).
These tires are not noisy and they have good traction. These are also nice looking tires, that simply don't perform over the long-run.