It poured rain the whole 20 mile drive over to the Subaru dealership which was absolutely terrifying, as it felt like the water on the road was controlling the car, not me. The drive back was far more relaxed. So far these new Pirellis seem to handle far better than the bridgestones, and certainly do not hydroplane like the bridgestones. The steering also feels far more sporty and agile. Overall I'm super impressed with these tires so far, hopefully they will last a long time, and will provide me with good service.