I am driving my '04 330ci in the snow for the first time this year (GF's 330xi is gone). I needed winter tires. Several on this board -- and many other people -- recommended Blizzaks but I was buying too late to get them. I bought Toyo Observe Garits. Picked them up yesterday in a snowstorm here in CT. They are phenomenal. I was passing other cars on the road, including SUVs and little front-drive things. I took the car out last night after it had been snowing for about 8 hours just to see what the world looked like under a blanket of snow. This morning I had to drive north about 20 miles and temperatures were in the teens. There are plenty of twisty, hilly roads in CT and they were largely snow-covered but I had no trouble. I chose to drive up several very steep hills just because I could. Unbelievable. This is my unsolicited and unpaid endorsement of Toyo Observe Garits.