while driving a
(195/50 R15) on
a combination of roads
I had these tyres for approximately 20.000km and I drove throughout every possible scenario.
Here in Abruzzo, Italy, you can travel from the sea to 2500mt mountain passes in an hour and half, so I can tell I tested these tyres deeply. Lets start with summer handling: they are fairly good, even in the hottest days (40 degrees Celsius in august) they perform well enough to drive in complete safety and comfort. But there are some drawbacks: as you can imagine, the tyre's compound is a bit soft to well adapt in cold weather, so in tight corners at high speed you can clearly feel the its limit. But it's okay: these are not performance tyres.
In winter they perform even better and, in my opinion, they're better than a summer tyre, in fact the grip is very good. In snow and ice conditions you can't expect a lot, expecially in extreme conditions, but overall I was satisfacted by their behaviour. Lastly, but not least important, wet performance. Sorry Vredestein, but they're not so good. Both in winter and summer condition the lateral grip is poor as well braking and traction. Never experienced aquaplaning though. And they're not the quietest tyres in the market (and not the loudest).
Buy again? For this price there is something else you want to see (Nexen Nblue 4 season, which I wrote a review on this site).