Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum
Friday, February 17, 2012 by
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Vehicle: 2009 Pontiac G8 GT
Miles Driven on Tires: 5,000
Location: odell, Il
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Spirited
Kumho Ecsta LX Platinum
Follow-Up Review: 17,000 miles on tires
It finally snowed where I live, and I was impressed. I wish these tires had a little more control in the snow, but that is like asking for a Lexus for Christmas...It is a 6.0 V8 RWD so it is not going to be that great. So with that being said, these tires are pretty good for traction in the snow. I feel more in control of the car than with the old directional summer tires. These will be my next tire for my Wife's Alero I hope and possibly for this car also...also looking at the Continental DWS. We'll see.
Initial Review: 5,000 miles on tires
This tire blew me away. AWESOME ride! I noticed the moment I drove from the installers how quiet they were. My rating does not reflect winter driving but I will update that when it gets here. Dry traction is terrific for my spirited heavy foot. Wet traction is great too, but with a 6.0...traction will always be an issue with any tire. I could not have been happier with this tire...until a few days ago. I got a steering wheel shake and figured the tires were out of balance. NO big deal it happens a lot with these 18 rims on these cars. The technician said he needed 10 oz of weight to balance the right front!!! That is waaaay too much. So I figured it must be out of round or there is really something wrong with it. Well to my amazement, I contacted Tire Rack that evening and the next day they had a new tire on the way. NO QUESTIONS ASKED!!! My next set of tires will come from them no question. I cannot compliment and thank Tire Rack enough for their awesome support and assistance. As for the tires...I LOVE them!