Summary: Got these tires as part of the Ford Focus Titanium edition. The first thing that I noticed is the noise with those tires. The noise has subsided after ~5000 miles. I had my first low pressure warning after a brief rain storm in CA. Had to put some air in it, but it is almost impossible to find reference table for proper psi for hotter climates. I have the feeling that those tires are the reasons that my gas milage sucks.
Summary: These tires are an absolute nightmare on Michigan roads in the winter. I LEASED this car and had to buy a set of All Season tires 8 months into a lease after being stuck for 2 hours in the snow on Christmas Day. Months later, the potholes killed the All Season tires and I had to put these back on the car.
Summary: I must agree with the poor snow performance of this tire on the ford focus, it really is quite dissatisfying. I too experience less than a 1/2 inch of snow and the vehicle refused to move. With traction control enabled the system did exactly what it was designed to do: Hunted for traction with a brief turning of one tire, then the other, then back to the first and so on.
Summary: Having read two other reviews that appear to be from the exact same person, I must say that these are excellent tires. It's very unfortunate that the person that bought a Ford Focus with a handling package didn't take the time to read up on what he was buying BEFORE he signed the paperwork. The complaints about "full disclosure" and other issues are his fault, NOT the dealer, not the car manufacturer, and not Michelin's.
Summary: ABSOLUTELY THE WORST TIRES I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED! I purchased a Ford Focus Titanium that included a "handling package". Imagine that, a performance package with special "summer only tires" on a Ford Focus with a 4 cylinder engine to operate in Pennsylvania! Why two reputable companies (Ford and Michelin) teamed up to put these tires on cars that experience adverse weather is beyond me.
Summary: I purchased a 2013 Focus in Sept. Unbeknownst to me, the Titanium model included a "handling package" which included high performance "summer only tires". I tried to get resolution with Michelin and the Dealership, because I did not get full disclosure about these tires. That's another story. My fear was, cold/snowy weather affecting my ability to drive. Well, on Feb 12th, I was stranded on the side of a major highway because my great summer only tires had 0 traction.
Summary: These Pilot Sport 3's were OEM on my '12 Honda Civic Si. I average 1500 miles a month: 1000 highway miles, 350 city and 150 recreational, which can be pretty aggressive. The performance of the tires in normal conditions was great, better than needed for that car. I did the Tail of the Dragon in the rain with 8000 miles on these tires and had complete confidence in them.