I have 20" wheels with Vredestein all weathers and with 5000 on the clock there is no experience so far of crabbing, we've had some pretty cold weather here as well over the winter.
The point Rickz made regarding availability in the event of a puncture sounds valid to me however and as I intend to tow our caravan quite a lot this year, is a concern as potentially it could cause major problems.
Life is too short though to worry about something that might never happen, I can't remember the last time I had a puncture, so I'm going to carry on enjoying my car until the time comes for the next change.
It's a great shame that Rickz had such a bad experience with his car but anyone who does a bit of googling will find very unhappy customers for all makes and models.
I'm old enough to remember when cars wouldn't start if left for more than a few days, rusted through at the mere sign of damp weather, CV joints that lasted only a few thousand miles, gearboxes falling apart, I could go on forever with examples. H*ll I even had a front suspension collapse at 30mph which was just a few minutes after a long stint down the motorway at 70+
In more recent times I've had major water ingress which fried the electrics on my BMW and the next one had some pretty bad paintwork problems. All 3 Audis have had issues which irritated at times, My A4 avant quatro had wheel bearing problems and I also had to swap tyres with 4.5mm of tread left as they screeched at anything over 50mph.... but I still enjoyed all those cars despite the issues and it amazes me how they manage to get thousands of parts to work together as reliably as they do.
I bought my missus a Nissan Juke in 2015, half the list price of my current car but still £22k and an absolute heap of junk which spent nearly as much time back and forwards to the dealer as it did in use, couldn't get rid quick enough and though I could buy 2 of them for the cost of mine would I do it?