The MXV4 are a good tire...comfortable, decently quiet, good traction in wet weather, and good to excellent treadlife...they don't corner well, and they don't do well in any amount of snow. The reviews I've read on the Pirelli P7's sound like it's an outstanding all-season.How about the Michelin Primacy MXV4 or the Perelli Cinturato P7?
Those are indeed quite cool - but quite expensive last I looked.MXV4 is no longer. Now the Michelin Premier A/S which is a much nicer tire. Just watched the product video on them today at work. As they wear they do not lose traction. They retain better stopping distances worn compared to brand new Goodyear Assurance Triple Treads, which is another one of my favorites (not for noise though).