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Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda MAZDA6, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Kia Optima, Car Comparisons, Sedan
Apr 22, 2010 (2:19 am)
talking to rocks.
Horse walks in to a bar. Bartender says...hey, why the long face?
Horse says, "Everyone's telling me I have ta buy a Hyundai Sonata. They tell me it has everything I'd ever want in a midsize car."
Bartender replies "Hey, have you heard of shooting guard Kevin Durant of the Thunder? He led the NBA in points per game in the NBA regular season at 30.3."
Horse replies "They tell me Suzuki and their midsize Kizashi is full of poop. Sort of how I get from time ta time, dont'cha know."
Bartender tells the horse, "Don't you worry your silly long face. Before long, everyone will know that something great is coming."
Horse replies, "But they're so dumb. It's a lot like telling them that soon the people in high places will fall. The leaders of the armies, churches and world governments will shreik in terror. They never believe me. They will knock, but the door will be closed. It will be too late."
Bartender thinks about what the horse just said. "Humm...you're a heavy horse. Perhaps you'd better hop in to your 2011 Suzuki Kizashi and get out of here. We don't like you or your kind around here. Scram!"
Horse turns around, walks out and hops in to his 2011 Suzuki Sport. Pushbutton start, safety tried and tested through the year 2014, foglights, sunroof, 425-watt Rockford Fosgate stereo, 10-way adjustable driver's seat with memory presets, rear HVAC controls, leather wrapped steering wheels with Sport perforations, leather-wrapped gearknob and emergency brake, leather seats, 6-speed manual transmission, new chrome accents around the foglights up front, chrome colored side moulding, by far the finest looking midsize sedan available. All for only $22,799. Available in Aug. of 2010 as a 2011 Suzuki Sport GTS.
Vroom! Horse fires her up, pops in The Cars 'Candy-O' CD, turns up the volume and puts the car in reverse. Out he goes from his stall.
Hi-o, hi-o silver, hi-o, hi-o silver, hi-o, hi-o silver away, yeah! Life is good. Much better since Suzuki decided to add midsize cars to it's stable. Suzuki is growing rich from all the small cars they sell in Japan. They lead the Asian kei-class market and are growing ever-so-rich from their sales in India as well.
2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport GTS in Vivid Red
Wow-since you're all wondering what my latest fave color for the car is, I am heading right back ta red for this pup. Two new cars back would be our 2001 Kia Sportage 4X4, which was a color Kia called Pepper Red. One new car back is our latest car, our 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS, which is in a shade Mitsubishi lovingly calls Rally Red.
With these new chrome accents and the chrome side moulding, I have officially switched my top running color choice to a shade Suzuki Motors lovingly calls Vivid Red. Look at that thing. Beautiful, huh?
And that big chrome 'S' in the front looks simply mah-vel-ous as well. Seriously, folks. Look over to your right to that white VW Passat. Look at how the 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport GTS in Vivid Red blows it away cleanly and nicely. Sweet spot.
#14848 of 20239 Somebody please make it stop!
Apr 22, 2010 (5:10 am)
#14849 of 20239 Re: It's sort of like... [iluvmysephia1]
Apr 22, 2010 (5:11 am)
No thanks, I'll take my Fusion Sport, and wave to you in my rearview mirror as you watch my taillights fade into the distance.
As for the FWD/RWD in snow, I prefer RWD. It is no fun when your front tires pull you towards the shoulder when trying to get going in snow. At least with the RWD, throw a few sand bags in and I can go anywhere I want and have total control over where I steer. I totally hate the fact that when the front wheels, you know, the ones that control the direction your car goes, start to slip and slide when power is applied and you lose not only traction, but steering, not fun. Of course, been driving RWD for 25+ years in snow, so I do know how to handle it quite well, with regular all seasons, not snow tires. For me its AWD/4WD/RWD---->FWD. In fact I traded in my perfectly fine Hyundai Veracruz, a car we all liked to drive and ride in, because it was FWD, and has a nasty habit of swinging its ass out in snow, something that is very hard to control in a FWD car, and got a AWD Flex.
#14850 of 20239 Re: Hee-hheee... [iluvmysephia1]
Apr 22, 2010 (5:56 am)
This whole thing was a test. Suzuki and I and the OKC Thunder have won. Hands down. The Lakers, with help from the ref's only, won Game 2. The Lakers are not the better team than the Thunder. They ought ta be ashamed of their silly selves.
No contest. Larry King and his 8 wives aside. Jerry Sloan and his countless tries at the Big Enchilada-let's just put that to one side.
Dude, WTF are you talking about? And in what language does any of the above actually make logical sense?
#14851 of 20239 Re: It's sort of like... [iluvmysephia1]
Apr 22, 2010 (6:12 am)
iluv, why don't you take a break off from the long, repetitive dissertations on the Kizashi for a bit and actually read what others are saying in reply? Then you'll see that no one is telling you that you "have to buy a Sonata." You buy whatever you like. (And the sooner you buy that Kizashi, the better for all of us. ) But don't call us "Suzuki haters" and blast those people who don't happen to agree with you on choice of cars. You asked for our opinion, and we've given it to you. If you don't want to hear someone else's opinion, and you aren't willing to accept that that opinion may be different from your own, don't ask for it. Sheesh.
I for one would love to see you buy a Kizashi so we can hear all about your ownership experience with it--for the short time you own it, before you take a beating on resale value and turn it in for the next new car that strikes your fancy. For which I am putting my money on the 2011 Optima.
#14852 of 20239 Re: It's sort of like... [backy]
Apr 22, 2010 (6:25 am)
Anyone who actually wants to know about the Kizashi ownership experience would do well to head over to Edmunds' own Long Term Test Blog and read the relevant posts at Long-Term Kizashi. As for the mindless fanboy spam (regardless of which brand you shill for), please take it somewhere else.
#14853 of 20239 Re: It's sort of like... [iluvmysephia1]
Apr 22, 2010 (6:42 am)
#14854 of 20239 Ranting about Kizashi
Apr 22, 2010 (6:46 am)
How long are you going to go on about the Kizashi? You like it--fine. Move on!
#14855 of 20239 Re: Somebody please make it stop! [akirby]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Apr 22, 2010 (7:41 am)
Hm... I vote for ME!
Really, that's enough. This is a discussion, not a monologue. Enthusiasm for the Kazashi has been duly noted and entered into the record. Posting photos and unsolicited personal reviews yet another time isn't going to sway people to a particular opinion.
There's a discussion about this vehicle already, and unless it just comes up in the course of conversation here, or in comparison talk, please take the "I'm a fan and you should be too" talk to the vehicle-specific discussion. Thanks!
#14856 of 20239 Re: It's sort of like... [iluvmysephia1]
Apr 22, 2010 (8:44 am)
As others have stated, we have already given you our opinion of the Kizashi, and until they add another 100 HP, lower the price by $3-4K for the fact that it's an unproven Suzuki with terrible resale alone, and change that horrible plastic grill with the giant "S" I will not be all that impressed. They have made a great Jetta competitor - not a particularly remarkable car either. Personally I wouldn't buy a Suzuki any faster than I'd buy a Chrysler or a Saturn, and at least those used to be made my GM. And if Suzuki really, miraculously has produced the wonderful car you claim they have,I do not think they have the dealer network or brand image to become a major player in the US.
And I checked out your profile and noticed that you claim to absolutely love the 1999 Kia Sephia... my ex girlfriend used to have one of those, and I have never seen a bigger pos car. No power, no torque, the manual tranny was terrible, no power anything (not even power steering), unremarkable fuel economy, crap stereo that I can't even remember if it had a CD player or not, and it looked like the bland economy car that it was. This is not a personal attack on you, but I question the judgment of anyone who loved that car enough to make it their screen name. I think if you owned anything nicer than a '99 Kia Sephia and a 2008 Lancer GTS you would be more critical of economy cars which try to market themselves as performance vehicles. Go drive a Mazda6 V6 or Fusion Sport V6 and then take out the Kizashi and tell us which one has better "performance".