Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta ASX
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 by
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Vehicle: 2003 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Sport Package
Miles Driven on Tires: 2,000
Location: Decorah, IA
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Kumho Ecsta ASX
Follow-Up Review: 2,001 miles on tires
From October 2010 thru October 2011, never installed the the Kumho Ecsta ASX tires. Instead kept the Dunlap SP4 winter tires on the Audi. The comfort and quietness of the Dunlap SP4's is superior over the Kumho's even in non winter conditions. In October 2011 my wife purchased a new set of Dunlap SP4's for this past winter season. The Kumho's remain mounted on the Factory wheels sitting on the Tire Rack in our garage.
Initial Review: 2,000 miles on tires
This tire shouldn't be considered a All Season Tire It's unfortunate that the Audi dealer I purchased the car (Sept'07) from installed these 235/45/17. There horrible in any amount of snow! Thus in order too use the Audi I was forced too purchase a complete new set of winter tires (Dunlop Winter Sport 3D's) 215/55/16 also a new set of 16 wheels. The Dunlops are working out great. It's just ashame that I had too spent close too $900. additional in order too use the car during the winter. I plan on using the Kumho's just for Spring,Summer and Fall.