If it weren't for the rattles/ squeaks etc... I'd keep the 3008. It's refined, comfortable, spacious, powerful, economical (10.8km/L) and the family loves the panoramic glass roof. It's 14 months old, the Kizashi is 17 months old. Topped up $5K for trading in. Sounded like a good deal... and my depreciation actually drops with the Suzie.
But let me list out the issues I have had with the 3008
1. 2nd week of ownership, back in to the shop as all 4 windows were rattling. Was told the seals had degraded on the boat ride here... reconditioned and it went away.
2. Rattles in dashboard, they made it better but never fully solved it to this day
3. 3 consecutive servicings I complained of the moonroof blind rattling- half hearted attempts to solve it only. Finally complained to management, they took the car in for 4 days, stripped the roof bare and rebuilt it. Solved.
4. Rear suspension groaning when wet and on bumps. Went in twice for this. 1st time, no parts, ordered in, 2 weeks later, they changed the entire rear suspension (it's all in one piece)... still groaning. Went in again overnight, rebuilt with lots of lubricant, solved.
5. Front doors rattling... no solution after 3 visits.
6. Engine knocking, diagnosed from the OBD port when I complained of transient power loss. Had to switch to 98 RON and flush engine. Okay since. The Kizzie can take any petrol grade? 92, 95, 98?
7. Rear seats squeaking... this one (and the doors) I suspect are due to locally fitted leather. Cannot find the source.
8. Front suspension mountings changed once for groaning steering. 2nd set now at dealer waiting for next service as the 1st change did not cure the problem. I'm not even sure the diagnosis is correct.
Mechanically it has been reliable. I drove it to Ipoh and Cameron Highlands and it was a wonderful drive. No aches and pains even after long drives. Could overtake a cuckoo S'pore reg Golf Sport at 140-150kmh without breaking a sweat.
The dealer (after the complaint) has really tried hard to fix the car but I have lost confidence in the build quality/ longevity of the car.
So when I was browsing sgcarmart and saw the 2 Kizzies at Borneo's used car listing, I went down to take a look. Was also looking at their nearly new Prius and Wish... but the Kizzie was cheaper than both while being more powerful and better looking... so the choice was made. Esp when the move only cost 5K.