I was fortunate enough to have my tires put on two weeks ago. In that time I was out of town for a week and then there hasn't been much snow activity since. One thing that I usually notice when I change over to winter tires is I go through more gas. With the Nokian R-2’s I haven't noticed a change at all in the amount of gas being used, I find they are riding very smoothly, not to much grip at all. Can't wait for the snow to start flying to really try them out!