Temperature and condition flexibility are the main advantages of performance all season tires, relative to the summer-specific OEM tires. My Pirellis stick to the pavement and only exhibit a slightly more relaxed feel in tight cornering situations. According to my HUD, I'm able to pull the same Gs, without breaking traction, as the OEM tires...does it feel as sharp and controlled...no...a compromise I'm willing to live with, living in the DC metropolitan area. They also provide more compliance going over our ruff road conditions. Given that my SS isn't a dedicated track queen, I welcome the added comfort they provide.To each their own, but I don't get the point of putting all seasons on a car you bought primarily for the handling and power. Makes no sense to me.