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Suzuki Kizashi, Car Comparisons, Sedan
Oct 24, 2012 (2:16 pm)
This is my long winded way of saying stop doubting yourself. Drive what you like. I'm the proud owner of a new 2012 Kizashi Sport SLS in Azure Gray Metallic. Others might prefer the Optima, Sonata, Legacy, Fusion et all but you're not buying a car for them, it's for you.
Bingo! You hit the nail on the head. I am a car guy and I find out about new releases way before they hit the sales lots. That's why I was only happy ta drive the 208 miles NW of Willcox, AZ, to buy our 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS. The fact that I own a 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS in Rally Red is probably the only reason I don't own a 2010 Suzuki Kizashi. In silver.
I may one day buy a silver Kizashi but won't until we get more thousands and thousands of miles out of our '08 Lancer GTS. The Lancer GTS has about 95,700 miles on it and is running like an absolute champ, and I plan on keeping it running that way, so I won't be pulling the trigger anytime soon on a Kizashi.
As to Suzuki leaving, who knows? They might. But Mitsubishi won't leave the U.S. market. Mark my words. You read it here first, Mitsubishi won't be leaving the U.S. marketplace.
Ever. Oops. Don't ever say ever. Never. I don't even think Suzuki's gonna be leaving the U.S. market either. You see, Suzuki is just pulling your chain by even doing poorly here. As I was told by an Avondale, AZ, Suzuki salesman, Suzuki doesn't need ta be here. Their parent company, like Mitsubishi's parent company, funds their automotive "branch", if you will. Get it?
They're not hanging on U.S. profits like some junked-up U.S. daytrader.
#178 of 227 Re: But... [unclerolly]
Oct 24, 2012 (5:12 pm)
I couldn't have said it better myself! We tend to want to please our friends! I remember someone saying about my BMW convertible,that the back seat was a tight fit! Like I would care,with my wife and I! Like you,the car just spoke to me!!
#179 of 227 Re: unclerolly... [iluvmysephia1]
Oct 24, 2012 (8:32 pm)
They will continue to sell cars here until Suzuki Corporate is tired of pouring money in to American Suzuki Motors.
It's a risk to buy any auto manufactured by this company. You could have an "orphan" at any time.
#180 of 227 Re: unclerolly... [chuck1]
Oct 25, 2012 (2:42 am)
This is true and it's risk one takes but I think it's overblown. Suzuki has been selling cars in the US for a long time and they have large market share in other countries. The Kizashi is a world vehicle and therefore parts would still be manufactured and available even if they pulled out of the US market. I can't say it wasn't a thought when I was considering buying this car but you know there's no guarantee I don't step off the curb today and get hit by a bus. Sometimes you have to overcome your fear of the worst case scenario or you'd never get out of bed in the morning
#181 of 227 Re: unclerolly... [unclerolly]
Oct 25, 2012 (4:02 pm)
So true!! I mean, look at Saab! I used to love Saab,would buy one in a minute,almost did while in Germany! And they'd been around for years too! And although they fought,in the end it wasn't enough! I didn't see this as taking a chance when I bought my Kizashi. I saw a great car,and I wanted it. Life''s a gamble,sometimes you just gotta play! And ,since I still have ties to Germany,where they also sell the Kizashi, I could still get parts. But let's cross that bridge when we get to it,ok?
Oct 27, 2012 (2:43 pm)
you didn't take a gamble at all! Anyone buying a Suzuki will be just fine. I don't know what the big feeling of trepidation is for. Any competent mechanic will be able to work on your Suzuki and a good parts place like NAPA will be able to run your parts down in one of their cool 2006 Scion xA's. In white. In 5-speeds. With fog lights.
#183 of 227 Re: jaydee11... [iluvmysephia1]
Oct 28, 2012 (4:52 am)
Ha ha ha! Good deal! No , i am not afraid! Suzuki has never had a dealership on every corner,but then neither has Saab,VW,BMW, Mitsubishi and a few others! So I'll have to take a drive to find one..big deal! I love to drive! And speaking of such, it's a nice dry day here in Kansas....... Think I'll swerve on down to Wal-mart,and yes.......I will be taking the long way.....At least 5 miles til I am off post,then a fast sprint down the interstate for about 4 miles,where I'll downshift like i'm in the Formula 1,and I just might let the tires scream a little!!! Kizashiiiiiiiiii!!!
#184 of 227 Re: jaydee11... [jaydee11]
Oct 29, 2012 (2:02 pm)
i have owned (2) suzuki's and had pretty good luck with them (except both had a/c failure) so i talked a friend into a suzuki, i said they were great cars and worth a look! i feel horrible now as he is in the middle of a lemon law wait with suzuki.. 2012 kiz gts trany failure.. but it wasnt the trany failure that caused the lemon law, it was the lack of support for the warranty... what i mean is, when he said there is a bad noise coming from the transmission when i drive it for more than 2 hours non stop they said "thats normal for a cvt". they it got worse and the shop called a regional rep in.. the car sat there for over 10 days until the rep came to the dealership. The rep denied replacement of the transmission as it wasnt broken, even though he heard the noise himself. so my friend drove the car 100 miles then the transmission "broke" but this time when it broke it causes more damage (something with one of the front axles) so now they replaced the transmission (had to it was dead) and transfer case and front axle.. but the time it took for ALL the repairs exceeded 30 days,. and in PA you have 12000 miles or 30 days of your car being in a shop to file a lemon law so he did...
The bottom line was suzuki didnt want to replace the transmission even though they heard the noise and now , not only did they have to replace that and more, but now they have to pay his lawyer and give him all his money back.. and the really sad thing is.... ever since he got all those parts replaced, his car jumped up 5 mpg more! even better than when it was brand new with less than 1000 miles on it.. and NOW he loves the car, but the lemon law is already in motion.... on a personal note.. i talked to a suzuki dealership and i was told suzuki is really trying to cut down on their costs by not approving everything warranty for a item that is not offically "broken/failed"
#185 of 227 Re: jaydee11... [arkainzeye]
Oct 29, 2012 (2:26 pm)
I don't suppose you know how it sounds,do you? i have the normal one,front wheel drive,so I won't have to worry about the transfer case! but,it's still scary!
#186 of 227 Re: jaydee11... [arkainzeye]
Oct 29, 2012 (3:09 pm)
This is what you deal with when you have a financial weak struggling division who sells so few units they could care less.