Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Optimo H727

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Vehicle: 2002 Kia Spectra
Miles Driven on Tires: 1,500
Driving Condition: Mostly Highway
Driving Style: Spirited
Hankook Optimo H727
Initial Review: 1,500 miles on tires
November 07, 2011

I bought the used Spectra for the gas milage and it came with a fairly new set of tires. Theses tires went 40,000 miles and still had tread left. The handling and road noises were troubling to the point of constant initial checking for loose ball joints, CV joints and rear wheel bearings. Had to be those tires. But they would not wear out. Finally, at 40,000 miles I checked with Tire Rack online and the Hankooks appeared to be the logical choice for an inexpensive car like the KIA.

All road noise gone. Handling is as good as one would expect and wet/dry traction is excellent.

With only 1500 miles so far and no snow events yet a full review isn't possible but I no longer dread driving this car.

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