Hi all, Having now had these Vredestein Winter tyres on my car for a week, and having done a few miles, some initial impressions. 1. The price and ordering process from Oponeo was excellent. Ordered Thursday, arrived Monday as promised. Newly manufactured (August 2013), no issues with invoicing, and a great price at £112 per tyre. I couldn't find anybody who could match that price, so I will be using them again. 2. The tyres themselves have an interesting tread pattern, and are visually different to the Summer tyres I have had previously. Have tried photos but should have taken them before put on the car, DOH! For me, the sidewall is a bit "shouty", with the brand, the type, and "Giugiaro Design" in big letters. Somehow I'm not sure it really suits the understated Accord, but probably just me. 3. Haven't driven in cold conditions yet (typical, it's gone mild) so can't comment on ultimate grip levels. Will update as and when we get something and I can comment properly. What I will say is that the cornering at normal speeds on damp country / "B" roads does seem slightly sharper, but that may be psychological!! Or just that I have new tyres... 4. Where it does get interesting is the ride and noise levels. The ride is most definitely softer and more compliant - quite remarkably so, actually. Difficult to say whether that was because the original Yokohamas were worn, but I was shocked by the difference. Doesn't seem to have affected handling either, but I don't really throw the Accord around...and before anybody asks, I check my pressures regularly, and they were correct. 5. Noise levels have also reduced, but as with point 4 above, unsure whether that is because the previous tyres were worn after 24k miles. I can't remember what they were like when new (although I remember thinking how quiet the Accord was). I also didn't realise previously that tyres get noisier as they wear (or so I am now told). In essence, I am impressed so far with my first foray into the world of Winter tyres. Further tests to come when the weather gets cold, and will be interested to see how they wear as the Yokos still had 3mm all round after 24k miles which impressed me. One final thing - I read some reviews where it was noted that the first 100 or so miles were tricky as the tyres bed in - personally haven't found any issues at all.