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Subaru Legacy, Suzuki Kizashi, Car Buying, Car Comparisons, Sedan, Wagon
Apr 01, 2010 (8:30 am)
We were just in Miami Beach, and at the Loewes, a fancy hotel, the valets parked an Aston Martin, an Audi, two BMWs, and a 2010 Subaru Legacy up front.
#23 of 41 Only day 4 of ownership in Denver, CO
Apr 01, 2010 (5:48 pm)
My point of view comes from previously driving a GMC truck, BMW 3-series, a Saab 9-3, a VW Jetta TDI, a MB C-Class AWD, and a Suzuki SX4 touring crossover. I recently purchased a 2010 Suzuki Kizashi SLS AWD Automatic in Platinum Silver. Can I tell you how much I love the Kizashi? And this means alot because I am no Suzuki apologist. Before choosing Kizashi, I looked at Toyota Camry & Prius, Mazda 6, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, and the Subaru Legacy. For me, Kizashi seemed like a perfect fit---more style, options, and luxury for a smaller price point. The handling and interior reminds me considerably of the MB I used to drive. Performance-wise, I have had no problem flying up highway I-70 into the Colorado Rockies, with or without using the paddle shifters or auto manual functions. Luckily for Coloradans, there are several dealerships in the area. Shop around if you can. I went to Medved; Lisa gave me an amazing deal. Definitely, test drive it before you cross it off your list. You will be pleasantly surprised.
#24 of 41 stapleton doc's new ride
Apr 01, 2010 (7:58 pm)
Congratulations. I didn't consider the Suzuki as I wanted more of a "known quantity" that Subaru offers and more of an assurance that they'll be around in future and have a presence anywhere I travel.
I looked at the new car pricing in here and to outfit the Kizashi like my Legacy Limited the MSRP would have been very close to the Subie. Not sure how much, if any discount would have swayed me.
Just curious, how long did you own the SX4 and I guess you were pleased enough with it to go back to the source.
Anyway, enjoy the ride and maybe I'll see you up on the slopes.
#25 of 41 Re: Only day 4 of ownership in Denver, CO [stapletondoc]
Apr 02, 2010 (6:26 am)
I don't get something - Suzuki sales were down 72% in March, what's up with that?
Kizashi should be picking them up, are they still in short supply or something?
#26 of 41 Re: stapleton doc's new ride [easypar]
Apr 02, 2010 (6:43 am)
I was NOT a fan of my 2009 Suzuki SX4 automatic touring crossover. In fact, I hated it. I called it the shitzhu. It had excessive road noise and the droning automatic transmission was a nightmare if you wanted to drive up I-70 into the Rockies. Now, having said that, I did test drive the 2010 SX4 touring crossover with CVT/automanual transmission. The CVT is a huge improvement! It also seemed to have less road noise. I would recommend the 2010 SX4 CVT for budget conscious folks who want a utilitarian vehicle with AWD capability. If you are a true car enthusiast, I definitely recommend the Kizashi.
#27 of 41 Re: Only day 4 of ownership in Denver, CO [ateixeira]
Apr 02, 2010 (6:49 am)
The dealerships I went to here Denver said that Kizashi is still in short supply. American Suzuki really needs to a major advertising campaign to let people know the car even exists. The dealerships here say they selling them as quickly as they can get them in. However, I have yet to see another one on the road here in my neighborhood. Despite all that, I still love the Kizashi. I not paying a premium with tons of expensive scheduled maintenances for car that feels very much premium. Now, I realize this may be a bit of gamble....the car may depreciate quickly. But, traditional luxury cars lose considerable value as well.
#28 of 41 Re: stapleton doc's new ride [easypar]
Apr 02, 2010 (6:52 am)
I owned it only 9 months.
#29 of 41 Re: Only day 4 of ownership in Denver, CO [stapletondoc]
Apr 02, 2010 (7:20 am)
Suzuki also discontinued cheaper models, so those sales are lost.
Hopefully Kizashi can at least pick up the slack.
#31 of 41 Re: No V6, no hybrid, but will VW provide the 2.0 TFSI? [ateixeira]
Apr 05, 2010 (10:09 am)
Well, I would not panic, at least not yet. GM does not have competitive hybrid technology, as a matter of fact it has none. As far as V6s goes, they seemed to be a dying breed (thanks to Hussein Obama's CAFE STDS) in midsize sedan class. Even future VW Passat is not gonna have V6 engine (they must taken a clue from Sonata). I looked in my crystal ball, and I see the future: VW TSFI turbo in the Kizashi, and this I'd buy in a heart beat.