Review for the Nokian Z - Recommened these by some of our family that are living in Sweden, their Winter tires have a huge reputation in Northern Europe, Canada etc.
These have been nothing short of incredible - I've gone through the Michelin Primacy, Goodyear NCT's, Bridgestone ER 30 & 300...and by far the Nokians have been the best.
In simple terms I hardly see the traction control light come on anymore, the grip is excellent especially under power - with the engine management re-done on the car I was forever slipping the front's with previous tires but with these it's almost gone. The horrible under-steer I'd got used to with the Michelins has gone, with no real loss in over all wear - done nearly 30,000 on the set.
Wet grip is easily as good as the other brands - feedback is a little remote, but they are quiet.
About half way through their life I did have new Koni Shocks and Eibach springs fitted, which has also probably helped the tires perform at their best - but they really haven't felt out of place in this suspension set up.
I'd buy them again, but they are very difficult to find here in the UK - when I bought them they were about ?55.00 fitted - best I can find via the web now is - ?74.00 non fitted...they really deserve more pressence in the market.