I have removed my post after reaching an agreement with Davanti.
not strictly true, tread pattern, depth and width of tread and rubber compound all make difference!I have some 'cheap' tyres on my car - BCT on the back and City Tour on the front - the car drives just the same as it did with the Michellin's on it.
Now that we have labels on the tyres - speed rating, wet braking and rolling resistance (I think) - it's easy to look past the brand and at the actual tyre's performance.
It used to be the case that 'cheap' meant poor/dangerous performance - that's no longer the case - things have moved forward IMHO.
My approach to driving in snow is - place in first gear - feet off pedals - then let the engine keep the car moving forward at walking pace - this approach has not failed me, even on hills.
My approach to driving around corners - don't put myself in a position where the car will skid.
When your driving over compacted snow or ice - the tyres make very little difference - it is how you drive.
I haven't experienced understeer or any use at all of ABS with premium or budget tyres - I drive such that neither happens.I agree with greegor.
Now I have the Michelins fitted, the difference in braking and cornering is many multiples better. Where I had understeer or ABS working overtime, I now have nothing. The grip is measurably improved by a huge factor.
We will have to agree to disagree on this lol.I haven't experienced understeer or any use at all of ABS with premium or budget tyres - I drive such that neither happens.
Winter tyres - marketing ploy - if you hit a patch of black ice - tread pattern or tyre compound etc. makes diddly squat difference.
It's the same with big name and own brand engine oils - a con to get more money out of punters.
This is my experience from motoring for over 40 years.