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|Kumho Ecsta SPT||Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9|
2000 Volkswagen Passat GLS Wagon
|Miles driven on tires:||2,000|
Initial Review, 2,000 Miles on Tires
My previous set of tires were Fuzion HRi, and those were actually a pretty good tire for the $. That was my 3rd set across 2 cars. When I found them no longer available I was a little disappointed, but not after driving on these Kumhos. They give up a litle in launch performance to the Fuzions but that's probably the only place they do. Cornering ability is fantastic for a non-Max or Extreme-Performance tire. They're a little noisy but I have a radio. Wet weather traction is actually one of the big selling points and the data reports on the Tire Rack comparison tests show it having little fall-off on performance when the weather turns damp. My relatively limited experience so far (it's been dry this year) confirms that characteristic. I marked the wear as NA because I can't report on it yet. In a few more months I can make a judgement.