I bought these tires for my 2014 VW Jetta Sportwagen. They were far less in cost than the OEM Continental tires (63$ each vs 168$ each). I expected to get a tire with far more noise, less gas mileage and certainly less grip. I was very wrong. I researched the Douglas tires like I do for my motorcycle tires ( I own/ride 3 bikes, including a high performance bike), all the research was positive and I went for it. After mounting & balancing (and with tire disposal for my old ones) I paid a total of 326$. The performance has been stellar. I drive hard at times and after a couple hundred miles to scrub in the tires I find them to be very grippy, with average road noise and my mileage has stayed the same as with the OEM Contis. I would buy these tires again in a heartbeat.