Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta ASX

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Vehicle: 1998 BMW M3 Coupe
Miles Driven on Tires: 30,000
Location: Alexandria , VA
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Kumho Ecsta ASX
Initial Review: 30,000 miles on tires
January 04, 2012

A prior review for 2005 Mustang GT could have been written by me. I bought the tires for the price advantage on a car I do not drive much, but which I drive through a variety of conditions: commuting in DC rush hour, crossing the hills to PGH from DC and tracking. My car is set up for spirited driving with mods to engine and suspension. Tires MIGHT be loud, but so's my exhaust. Ride MIGHT be stiff, but so's my set up. That said, I find them as comfy as can be on the highway, until a pothole intrudes, but again, that's probably the set up. On the track (VIR)these were wonderful - very good communication and controllable, comfortable drift. As others say, there might be better tires for each of these purposes, but my days of spending $200-$300 per tire are over. I also just bought an E39 540 for highway duty. Comfort, wet/dry traction, noise would probably be better tested on that car, when current Toyos wear out. I am looking forward to this replacement.

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