Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum

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Vehicle: 2004 Infiniti G35 Sedan
Miles Driven on Tires: 2,500
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum
Follow-Up Review: 15,000 miles on tires
September 19, 2011
It's now been15k mi. These Kumhos still ride as smooth & quiet as new. Tread wear looks as if they'll outlast the previous two sets of tires. Still tracks straight (unless there's a lot of road crown). I did not rate for snow and ice driving since I don't have much drive time or too many brands to compare to. As far as 'rain' driving, TN roads are generally slippery when wet (a number of friends have said the same). But I can say these grip better in the wet than the previous Yokohamas & OEM Bridgestones did - and at about 20-35% less in cost. With this and experience with other size & model Kumhos previously purchased, I will definitely buy this brand again.
Initial Review: 2,500 miles on tires
December 06, 2010

Nice tire. Really nice tire. Rather smooth & quiet. Exceptionally true (no run-out) on the balancer. Could feel the difference through the steering wheel at any speed. About half again better treadwear rating than the previous set (Yoko Avids). Had a pull to the right, but now drives straight after swapping the front tires side-to-side. One of the least expensive tires in its class, but rated better than average.

I've had two other sets of different size/model Kumhos on another vehicle. Wore like iron, had a night & day (better) ride and handling compared to the Generals they replaced. In other words, I'm sold on this brand. It'll be tough to get me to change!

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