Summary: Currently Running the Primax's on a show/spirited driven Scion TC. Good grip in both the wet and dry. Being here in Seattle you have to find a good compromise between those two weather events. Road noise even on very stiff racing coilovers is minimal if not even something to be heard. Do wish the tire was a bit more square where the sidewall meets the tread, but that is more for a visual appeal than necessarily performance oriented.
Summary: Great overall tire for performance AWD vehicles. Does reasonably well on ice, which is rare where I drive anyway. Great grip in the snow, and very good at resisting hydroplaning in the wet. Only drawback would be severe ice, but I have had this tire in 2 foot plus snow and just fly through it like nothing. Excellent, noticeable improvement in gas mileage with the Green X rating - not just a gimmick!
Summary: Although the original tires on my VW TDI Sports Wagon were m/s rated, they were hopeless in the snow. So, living in the Colorado mountains, I bought new wheels and what ended up to be super tires. Up here it can be 70 degrees and dry one day, -30 and a blizzard the next. So I wanted tires that were safe and efficient under all conditions. The Primacy Alpin certainly fits the bill.
Summary: Before buying the Michelin snow tires I thought "I don't need snow tires because I have a front wheel drive car and all the weight was in the front". The first year I had the car I was fine and I'm not sure what brand of tire was on the car. The next year I found that the traction was not great and I soon realized that I needed to put snow tires on at least the front. I decided to put the Michelin snow tires on all four wheels and I haven't had them off since.
Summary: This tire ( 205 55R16) replaced the Pilot Alpin 2`s which were the original winter tire for a 2008 Mercedes C300 4matic (AWD), and have had one full winter season`s use, which in Kelowna, BC, is 7 months. Noise levels are low, the ride is slightly softer than the Pilot Alpin 2`s and very smooth, snow traction with AWD has been excellent, while ice traction is good -certainly adequate when driving responsibly, but hard braking or tight hairpins can initiate a break-away...
Summary: I am very happy with them. Better then the Advan dB 215/50/17 I took off, very quiet on the motorway, better wet/ dry handling and better comfort. I can't comment on longevity as I've only covered around 4k miles, but so far so good! Sure I will be buying again and recommend them to my friend. Thumbs up to Michelin.