Summary: I bought theses brand new Primacy Alpin PA3 for my 1993 Volvo 850 in the same size manufacturer recommend in a particular use for winter 2009-2010. After 3 winter passed I can say as winter tyres, thoses are very good in clean and dry tarmac only. With snow or ice doesn't perform well. My girlfriend had a 1999 Ford Contour, we changed her winter tyres 2 times in the last 3 winters and doesn't mater the brand, her tyres were far away better than mines!
Summary: Car is a Citroen C4 Grand Picasso, 50% motorways and 50% local country roads. The original equipment Michelins were changed at 20677 miles and 4 x Prestivo XL fitted (Â£320) which lasted until 32535 (11858). The Primacy 3 tread wear 240 were then fitted and at 44200 need change- 11665 miles only. These premium priced tyres have been a waste of money and I will not buy them again for this car.