Finally after 3 years living with the junk oem Bridgestone Dueller tires we replaced them with Continental TruContact Touring tires and it's like we have a new car. We hated the OEM tires from day one and complained to the dealer to no avail. Any crossed wind and the Outback was a constant wrestle to keep it straight. The direction stability of the OEM tires was terrible, bordering on unsafe inspite of a perfect alignment. Also the tires were noisy when new and only got worse over the 42K km's driven on them. Subaru should be ashamed of the junk oem tires they put on these fine cars. We have both found a new appreciation of our car and the joy of driving it. Now if I can eliminate the vibration noise in the eyesight camera lense cover behind the rearview mirror I be very happy.