I've used the 409's on E30's and E36's and LOVED them. The best deep snow tire I've ever had...but pretty soft sidewalls and tall lugs make them vague (at best) on dry roads. I found the Semperits to be ok in snow and dry roads - I had them on a Protege for a couple years.
1998 328i "M-tech"
2001 TDI Golf. 1300km/tank commuter. Boring, slow, cheap.
1991 P-car: 964c4 Let the porcupine jokes commence.
Gone: '99 M3 vert, '98 M3 sedan, '91 E30, '89 E30, '87 E30, '91 Euro M5, '93 6-speed Corvette, STI v8 swapped '98 Impreza, '73 2002, 2004 325iT