while driving a
Mazda 6 2.0 D
(205/55 R16 V) on
mostly country roads
Have used separate winters and summers in the past (north-east UK) but not doing enough mileage to justify 2 sets any more.
Not driven in snow or less than 4C yet, but in colder weather are very decent in the dry and wet. In warmer weather (18C) grip absolutely fine but feel a little squidgy. The steering is just a little 'slow' rather than vague and is absolutely fine once turned in. Not understeery like I had feared.
Fuel economy is excellent, they deal with potholes and poor roads very well and feel nice for general driving. They're fine for brisk driving too, once you get used to the squidgy turn in when warm. They handled some spirited driving round the Scottish Highlands just fine, and I didn't wish I had summers.
Overall, far nicer than Michelin Energys in every way and are a compromise I'm happy to deal with provided they are at least usable should snow arrive. Beware, are very slippy when new!