Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

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Vehicle: 1998 Honda Accord Sedan LX V6
3.5
Miles Driven on Tires: 18,000
Location: Springfield, VA
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Average
Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum
Initial Review: 18,000 miles on tires
July 13, 2012

These tires are good in dry weather and surprisingly stable in rain. In snow, what tire other than one designed for snow is good? But these aren't bad and don't lose traction unpredictably.

The ride is quiet and smooth, wear is average, and handling is precise. I like the tires. Unfortunately, one of the originals was out of round and could not be properly balances to avoid vibration so after 7,000 miles of use Tire Rack sent me a pair of new ones which worked fine. Fast forward to the present and one of the replacements has developed a pinhole in a sidewall after 11,000 miles of use. I hit nothing; I believe it is a manufacturer's defect, especially considering my other problem.

Overall, a good tire that is worth the money but may develop issues. Hopefully the problems are now solved. I will probably buy these tires again.

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