Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta AST

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Vehicle: 2003 Ford Focus ZX3 Hatchback
Miles Driven on Tires: 2,000
Location: Seoul, SK
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Kumho Ecsta AST
Follow-Up Review: 4,500 miles on tires
February 18, 2011
Driven through a couple of snow storms in Korea and these tires are doing very well. Tire wear is even, noise is negligible, steering is very good as there are many opportunities to avoid taxi's in Seoul or do drive around potholes. Only note would be the wet weather traction but it's not at high speeds, it is at low speeds and not consistent. Could be the myriad of crap on Seoul streets. I'll continue to evaluate and report back. I love the tires overall! I have another Focus that will get new shoes once I return to the states this summer and it will be another set of Kumho's!
Initial Review: 2,000 miles on tires
December 28, 2010

Great tires! Korean tire company installing them was cussing when they found out the price. Funny, the other customers were wondering how I got them for roughly two thirds the price of theirs. Need to sign that FTA as soon as possible!!! Tires arrived in time for wet weather, snow and ice in Seoul. Roads are rough but the tires are handling the potholes well. I've noted no problems with handling in the wet/snow conditions. They handle very well on dry pavement and are quiet. I noted others concerned about the noise but I'm not having problems. I have an 08 Focus getting close to needing shoes too. These are very well priced and I'll buy again. Maybe I'll take them back to the Korean installer again. Nahhh, but it's a thought.

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