kvetcha, Did you get the V or the rated version? I bought the Y rated for a bit more than the V and have not driven them but they are dang fine looking and rave reviews for an all season. They are quite wide for a 205/45/17 but still look great and will have good sidewall support on the 17x7" Konig Feather wheels I installed(4x100 as I converted to that bolt pattern) I wanted a tire and wheel package for daily driving and rain tires at the track, I am getting a set of 15x9, 12.2lb, well made, $141 each wheels for the track, the main reason I switched to 4x100. Unless going to run a bunch of autocross or track events the Michelin would be a superb choice for most anybody wanting a very good all around tire, most likely the best there is and with a rating of 500AA if taken care of should last for quite some time so worth the added cost. My tire guy told me they will last two to three times longer, than any of the Ultra High Performance summer only tires which suck in the cold and most do in the wet as well. .