Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta 4X

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Vehicle: 2001 BMW 325iT
Miles Driven on Tires: 1,000
Location: Alexandria, VA
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Kumho Ecsta 4X
Initial Review: 1,000 miles on tires
November 04, 2012

This is my 3rd set of Kumhos on my all-wheel-drive BMW. They are quieter than the OEM Continentals, and noticeably better traction in all conditions.

True story... a buddy and I went to West Virginia for a few days of skiing at Snowshoe. We took the back (steep) road up the mountain. We noticed that the snow plows were stopped at the bottom of the hill... we assumed they were taking a break. My trusty BMW equipped with Kumho's climbed the hill at 35 mph without a slip showing on the traction stabilization light. We stopped in the market when we got to the top of the mountain (Snowshoe is a top-down resort) to get som snacks. Lady at the store asked, What are you boys doing driving around in this blizzard? We just got here from Northern Virginia, up the back road. She looked stunned, We got two snowplows stuck in the snow at the bottom of the back road. What did you drive up here??? I pointed to the BMW wagon, and she exclaimed, In that little bitty thing??? Yep, all wheel drive.

Back home I am a spirited driver on the freeways around the area, and I live in the country where we have twisty roads that just beg to be driven fast. My Kumho's never let me down.

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