while driving a
(185/60 R14 T) on
mostly country roads
My first set of winter tyres, fitted to my mk1 Eunos. Never had any trouble in snow and ice and I deliberately took the uncleared and ungritted roads to work and found the steepest bits I could. Awesome sideways fun. One highlight was overtaking a 4x4 (safely) in the snow with the roof down as he screamed 'are you maaaad?'
Took 100 miles or so to bed in - they were so slippery to start with, I kept having to check I didn't have a puncture. Once bedded, dry grip was enough, wet grip quite good. No real noise penalty over the summer gsd3s. They do lack quite a bit of precision and introduced quite a bit of response delay. Very comfy though.
It's prompted me to get winter tyres for my other car and also for my missus to insist on having a set too.