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Kumho Ecsta AST

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For All Vehicles (6)   8.0

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Reviews of this Tire for All Vehicles (6 Total Reviews)

377 of 672 people found the following review helpful

  9.8

September 04, 2013
2006 MINI COOPER S HRDTP/CONV
HICKORY, NC
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mostly City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 6500
Ride Comfort   10.0
Cornering/Steering   10.0
Ride Noise   9.0
Tread Life   10.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   10.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Great looking, smooth ride, great price

Tire Cons

none

I am very happy with this tires performance , looks great and it is not expensive.
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104 of 199 people found the following review helpful

  6.8

August 21, 2014
2007 MAZDA MIATA GRNDTOURNG
Allen, TX
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 4 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 2750
Ride Comfort   7.0
Cornering/Steering   7.0
Ride Noise   7.0
Tread Life   8.0
Dry Traction   6.0
Wet Traction   6.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Not Likely

Tire Pros

The price was very low in comparison to other brands.

Tire Cons

They squeal quite a bit around corners so my confidence is low. these tires make me hesitant to drive like I am accustomed.

If I had the cash to buy better tires when I bought these, knowing what I know now, I would not have purchased them. This is not to say they are bad tires for everyone but in a performance vehicle with an aggressive driver these are not appropriate.
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367 of 721 people found the following review helpful

  7.5

December 06, 2013
2003 MINI COOPER S HARDTOP
NEW ALBANY, OH
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 1 year
Miles Driven on Tires: 5000
Ride Comfort   7.0
Cornering/Steering   8.0
Ride Noise   7.0
Tread Life   8.0
Dry Traction   8.0
Wet Traction   7.0
Winter Traction   1.0
Buy Tire Again Likely

Tire Pros

Dry Weather Traction Price

Tire Cons

Icy/Snowy Traction

This is a good tire for the money. Great for carving through the canyons at a brisk pace and quiet enough for the highway. Predictable and controllable at its limits. Good in rainy conditions. Not a tire for any icy or snowy conditions. Traction and stopping distances become alarmingly compromised. Good tire for west coast conditions, but not recommended for inclement weather areas. Just replaced with a set of Conti Extreme Contact DWS since, I’m now living in Central Ohio. So far, dry traction exceeds AST’s and ice/snow traction 100% better. Just wanted to thank you guys for giving me a credit on my AST's when I purchased the Conti's!
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226 of 456 people found the following review helpful

  6.8

April 21, 2014
2006 TOYOTA COROLLA CE
CHARLOTTE, NC
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mostly City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 7000
Ride Comfort   8.0
Cornering/Steering   5.0
Ride Noise   6.0
Tread Life   7.0
Dry Traction   8.0
Wet Traction   7.0
Winter Traction   1.0
Buy Tire Again Not Likely

Tire Pros

I like the design

Tire Cons

Not enough traction.

I like the tires in dry conditions
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318 of 673 people found the following review helpful

  7.8

September 16, 2013
2009 MINI COOPER S WORKS HRDTP/CONV
MECHANICSBURG, PA
Driving Conditions: Mixed Dry Rain
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 6 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 5000
Ride Comfort   8.0
Cornering/Steering   7.0
Ride Noise   8.0
Tread Life   8.0
Dry Traction   8.0
Wet Traction   8.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

Beefy tread

Tire Cons

None Provided

Good tire...well worth the money paid. This is the second Mini that I have used these tires on
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  9.2

December 16, 2014
2005 MINI COOPER S HRDTP/CONV
Addison, TX
Driving Conditions: Mostly Dry
Driving Style: Mixed Highway and City
Owned Tires for: 4 months
Miles Driven on Tires: 7500
Ride Comfort   9.0
Cornering/Steering   9.0
Ride Noise   10.0
Tread Life   9.0
Dry Traction   10.0
Wet Traction   8.0
Winter Traction N/A
Buy Tire Again Yes

Tire Pros

None Provided

Tire Cons

None Provided

I am very pleased with the Kumho Ectsa AST tires. My driving is primarily in a dry environment in a 2005 MINI Cooper S. The tires are quiet on the pavement, both city and road. Handling is supberb. My only complaint would be that in wet conditions, the front tires have a tendency to slip and torque to the right when starting from a dead stop. But this is not a problem unique to these tires, but is more systemic to the car. I would recommend these tires.
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