I really love these Hydroedge tires. I have used them on many cars. 96 SSE, 92 Plymouth Grand Voyager, 93 Lincoln Town Car, 2001 Ford Taurus.
Love them in rain and snow. Very good traction here in NC and trips up north to PA.
I did a lot of research and found that they were, at the time, the best tire for my needs. I never want to worry that there will be a problem with tires in snow and / or rain. The economics makes sense too. They are cheaper than others, but really hold up well and hold the road.
The only major complaint is sidewall strength. They are not strong enough to hold the sidewalls up when taking turns under load. (Sidewall roll under harsh driving conditions). This is okay if you aren't pushing things all the time like I do.
I've recently change to a much better tire (to date) for me and for the Bonneville SSE (The other cars / van will keep their HydroEdges). I push the bonneville more than all the others combined. (Because it can take it and deliver!)
Now I use Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position. They are about $140 (US) each installed at the local Bridgestone Dealer. I struggled with buying a Bridgestone after all the Bridgestone / Firestone stuff went on, but these are the best for the money and compare well to tires much more expensive too.
I've done a lot of research before I got these, some of it here:
Tires, plugs, religion, politics.. It'* all just your opinion. You can throw facts at anything and make it seem better than the alternative. I know that these tires are great by the numbers, and by the feel on the road. I haven't run them in snow yet, so can't comment on that. But both wet and dry, they are the best I've ever used on this car.
1996 SSE (N/A) (K)