Nice post. I have actually been reading a lot of tire reviews lately. I am looking to buy Nokian tires for my boyfriends truck and I heard that Nokian is the best and not just for winter but all year round. I have a small sports car and I have never changed my tires to winter tires. My car is extremely bad in the snow, and I refuse to drive it. Now I know its because I have high performance tires, I think I am going to try winter tires this year and see if that makes driving a little safer. Thanks so much for the great information, this was very helpful.