paulmacs, excuse me, but by any standard judging a summer tire by snow/cold weather performance is plain stupid - they're simply not designed to do that, no matter the brand. It's like having slicks in the rain.
In the end it's a matter of personal choice if you go for brand x or brand y as long as they're legal and they won't blow up on the highway killing others in the process
As for me, I'll never get cheap tires because the tires are the single most important thing on a car, and I rather not risk my life for a few hundred euros/quids/whatever. Of course it's not that dramatic, it's not like they're gonna blow up or skid out of control first time you brake, but if Pirellis, Contis, Bridgestones, experience and quality control checks (that's where the price difference goes anyway) makes their tires 5% better, that could mean the difference between life and death in some extreme situation and it would be money well spent.
I am not judging. If I was judging the tyre, merely, on its cold weather peformance then I would not have stated its dry and damp performance as acceptable.
I am in the position to comment on Acceleras both in summer and winter conditions, as well as premium rubber in the same conditions on the same car.
Fact is the Acceleras do not compare in bad weather conditions. They are simply not as good. In fact they are awful in comparison. And I am talking in comparison, not isolating the Acceleras with no substance to back up my opinion on them.
Nor am I suggesting that any summer tyre should be good in the snow.
So, for not reading my views across the whole thread, and instead trying to be Dr Corrector on one post, no, I don't excuse you.
As soon as this bad weather ends, I will go back to being happy enough with the Acceleras. However when the time comes to change, I sure as hell wont buy them again just to save a few quid.