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Suzuki Kizashi, Car Comparisons, Sedan
Nov 01, 2011 (11:40 pm)
I test drove a '10 Suzuki Kizashi and fell in love with it, too. Negotiations trading in our '08 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS went sour at the dealer I test drove at or we'd now be driving a red '10 Suzuki Kizashi in 6-speed manual transmission form.
Your report only further confirms what I learned during my test drive in April 2010. This is one awesome smallish midsize car from Suzuki! Feel free to pop in with frequent updates on your Kizashi.
2011 Suzuki Kizashi in "that" red
I still may own one of these cars one day. Chances are actually pretty good!
#118 of 217 Re: Think about it... [iluvmysephia1]
Nov 08, 2011 (4:56 pm)
I am not crazy about the transmission and still bought the car. The positives out weigh this one negative. The groaning the transmisson makes is annoying. But with the radio on it's muted a bit. I have had my 2011 SE white car for about 7 months and have had no issues with paint or chipping. Have had no problems period. I love this car, it's a fun to drive and handles great. I only wish it came with an XM radio unit. $550 is a lot to pay for something many cars have as standard equipment. Even the Soul Kia has XM at little or no cost for the unit.
#119 of 217 Re: Think about it... [rcopa1]
Nov 08, 2011 (5:17 pm)
What's an XM radio? Forgive my ignorance, here...
#120 of 217 Re: Think about it... [edbearnz]
Nov 08, 2011 (6:23 pm)
It's satilite radio. Suzuki charges $550 for the reciever.
#121 of 217 That Kisashi Is Now In My Garage
Nov 10, 2011 (3:09 pm)
Hi, remember me in post # 102? Well, I ended up purchasing the very 2011 Kisashi Sport GTS I test drove. Funny thing about the whole purchase thing is that when I originally test drove it at my local dealer, I figured it would still be there at least two weeks out (when I was intending on making my move). It turned out it was was not, so my wife and I scanned a 100 mile radius from us for the same year, color and trim, and a dealer some two hrs away had one in inventory. We made arrangements to go look at and knew we were more than likely going to buy it. As I test drove it and looked at it in detail, it seems odly familiar to me. On a hunch, I asked the salesman if they had taken in this particular car on a "dealer swap", he had no idea. I looked closely at the window sticker, and right there in bold letters it indicated the original dealer delivery! (my local dealer!) I drove 100 miles round trip for the very car I could have purchased 10 miles away! We've had it for almost three weeks now, and love it. What they say about the quality of meterials is non an understatement. The steering feels solid and accurate. Comfort is as good as any european sedan, and the ergonomics of the dash layout are just where you'd expect them. Most all functions are easy to operate, and it feels roomy for a car in this class range. Only complaint perhaps would be the rear seat belt latching - if you have a wide booster seat for your kids, it takes a little wrestling to buckle your little ones. Fot the money though, it's a darn good buy.
Nov 12, 2011 (2:26 pm)
Suzuki really out-did theirselves on this one. A great bargain, good-looking and fun to drive, and worth every penny. Like I say, I may own one some day!
#123 of 217 Re: Suzuki Kizashi - Paint Chip Problems!!!!!!!! [leeza2]
Nov 13, 2011 (7:22 pm)
I owned Suzuki Kizashi 2010 SLS and I am VERY VERY happy with it, I don't have any paint issue, Thank GOD, what I am trying to say , I don't think Paint issue is only with Kizashi, today while I was driving to work, I saw Mazda 323 and another one Nissan Altima paint stripping out all over front bumper.
#124 of 217 Best CAR for the money
Nov 13, 2011 (7:21 pm)
I owned 2010 SLS very happy with it, best driving experience I ever had with any car, Brake, style, handling are awsome, if you test one you will on hook. Suzuki Kizashi is best kept secret mid size car.
#125 of 217 Re: That Kisashi Is Now In My Garage [maranelloguy]
Nov 13, 2011 (9:00 pm)
I agree with teh child seat issue as when we took our grandson and the wee chld of a friend there was very little room for our adult daughter in the back seat. She was squashed. However for four adults it is very comfortable with plenty of room and the kind of ride that saw my Bro-in-law and daughter comment how good it was on our last long trip.
It keeps showing just how good a job Suzuki did on the chassis and suspension, getting it right from the outset.
Being leather the seats in our model may be more durable than the fabric, but Suzuki NZ offers seat covers in hard-wearing Ngauyahide as an optional extra.
Now that I am very familiar with the car, the CVT is fine and though it may lose out a bit to the manual, I never find myself wishing for more power, it really hauls when you ask it to!
#126 of 217 Re: Best CAR for the money [knewbie]
Nov 13, 2011 (9:01 pm)
Couldn't agree more! The more I drive it the better I like it!