I have a 2014 forester 6mt with the stock Geolander G91's. The geolanders are terrible on snow and slippery surfaces. However, I may be a little biased since I have always ran winter tires. I sold MY02 OBS this summer for which I had a set of Altimax artics which were wonderfull especially for the price. Anway, with the new forester the old snow tires were not the correct size and I thought I could get away without them. I could not stand the stock tires after all of this snow in Chicago the last week so I ordered a set of Tires/Wheels. I wanted another set of Altimax arctics but, TireRack did not have them in stock. I went with four 205/65-17 firestone winterforce tires which are fairly inexpensive mounted on a set of "Special Edition A7" alloy wheels. I also had a set of TPMS sensors installed as well. Received the wheels and installed them and used the ATEQ Quickset to transfer the sensor ID's (since the 2014 forester is not listed you have to use a 2013 impreza). Swap went well and no tire light. The traction is worlds better than the 91's so I am happy. Sure there are better winter tires out there but, any dedicated winter tire will be better than stock. The noise is about the same as stock as well.