This thread is a little old, but I thought I'd post my impressions. I have a set of Blizzaks on one of my Civic RT4WDs. I bought them used and already mounted on 15 in. rims. This is my first season with them, and I like them. I like that they are quiet on pavement and (so far) I have not experienced any lack of traction. Having said that, when these are worn out, I will most likely get another set of studded General Altimax Arctics (I currently have 2 sets for my other wagons). The Generals are much cheaper and better rated by Tire Rack. The choice may come down to whether you encounter very icy conditions or not. Ice is where the studs really shine.
'06 Matrix Base AWD