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#193 of 204 Suzuki insurance
Nov 13, 2012 (4:46 pm)
with new suzukis selling for low to mid teens new it won't take much for an insurer to just total the vehicle - the hard part will be establishing a fair value
#194 of 204 Suzuki Franchise Usurped
Nov 14, 2012 (9:53 am)
The Suzuki dealer on Roosevelt Blvd. and Red Lion in NE Philly is rapidly becoming a Kia dealer. There are few Suzuki vehicles on the lot and even the Suzuki sign is looking forlorn as weeds sprout up along its base.
Dec 27, 2012 (7:10 pm)
"American Suzuki Motor Corp., the U.S. distributor of Suzuki cars and motorcycles, will import about 2,500 more autos to meet demand that jumped after the company filed for bankruptcy with plans to end U.S. sales."
Demand for American Suzuki autos rises after bankruptcy (Detroit News)
#196 of 204 Re: here's a twist [steve_]
Dec 27, 2012 (7:40 pm)
I wonder who's driving the sales? Fans? Bargain-hunters? The bankruptcy announcement itself might be Suzuki USA's largest marketing push since this year's Superbowl. (That's a crying shame!)
My Aerio is on its last legs, and it is unfortunate that Suzuki doesn't have a suitable replacement (Kizashi wagon!!). I'm moving on.
#197 of 204 Re: here's a twist [steve_]
Jan 13, 2013 (12:32 am)
I thought American Suzuki was bankrupt with the intent to liquidate? A company in the process of liquidation is importing an additional 2500 cars to sell?!
#198 of 204 Re: here's a twist [nippononly]
Jan 13, 2013 (3:59 am)
Yes, I read the same thing. They announced bankrupcy, and had a 22% sales increase over last year, (for that month), I think it was November. BUT they stated they still are leaving. I really wish they at least tried. Not to make a good car, because they do, but at least tried with advertising and really getting into the public eye. They only had what 4 models? All they needed was just a couple more......more than 5 dealers would have helped as well.
I think daily how I missed out on an sx4 Crossover.
#199 of 204 Re: here's a twist [joeyrab]
Jan 13, 2013 (9:53 pm)
I had a soft spot for them too, but you could see they were doomed from a long time ago.
I drove an SX4 - it had the neat thing where you could switch from AWD to FWD to save gas. It was a nice little car, but at the time the Subaru Impreza had another 25 hp and an arguably better AWD system for about the same money. The only edge Suzuki had in that race was a couple of MPG in the EPA rating.
Maybe one day Suzuki will be back - look at Fiat, gone for 20 years, turned their fortunes around at home, and now they are back in the States!
#201 of 204 Re: This is almost as surprising as when Clay Aiken came out of the closet!!! [igozoomzoom]
Feb 21, 2013 (11:05 am)
I can't stop laughing at your subject...crying now
#202 of 204 Re: here's a twist [nippononly]
Feb 21, 2013 (11:06 am)
this is true...Fiats are all over the road these days!