I went with the Blizzaks. Love them. I always miss a snowfall in mid-autumn here in Minneapolis before I get the winters put on, and I can tell an amazing difference in them. This Thanksgiving I was the only one at my 5-day family gathering who had any traction after a 10-inch snowfall. I ended up shuttling people around all weekend. They couldn't move, meanwhile I could barely tell there was snow. It was so much fun. This was with ~10,000 miles of tread wear on these treads.Evocurious: What did you settle on for winter tires? I also live in Minneapolis and am thinking of getting Pirelli Scorpion Winter tires on 17" rims, maybe from Tire Rack. My shiny new Evoque just showed up last week with summer tires on it!
That's an understatement. The Conti UHP is pretty good in the dry but it is lethal once the roads are cold. They're like driving on warm butter. A lot of people still live with the idea that all-season tyres are good in the winter. They're really not - they're three-season tyres at best. The rubber loses all flexibility below 7C / 45F and once you get into ice or snow, "useless" just doesn't describe them. If you're happy driving around on rigid hockey pucks with no grip in cold weather, go right ahead. But once you put winter tyres on for one season, you'll never go back.BRIDGESTONE BLIZZAK LM-32 FIRST DRIVING IMPRESSIONS ON MY EVOQUE
2. Evoque owners shouldn't let other Evoque owners stay stuck in denial about Conti UHPs being "all season tires" or trust them in potentially dangerous winter driving scenarios. They're not all season tires. Period. They suck in snow by my account. There, I've said my peace and maybe saved someones life.