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Author Topic: kizashi on the road  (Read 58281 times)

Offline yorkshireman

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Re: kizashi on the road
« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2012, 02:11:10 PM »
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  • thanks!  :)

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    Re: kizashi on the road
    « Reply #16 on: September 09, 2012, 07:52:20 PM »
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  • Just traded in my old car for a wine red Kizashi. It was one of Champion Motors management's cars. 3/2011 reg for $115K.

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    Re: kizashi on the road
    « Reply #17 on: September 12, 2012, 11:32:19 PM »
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  • good decision! hope you've enjoy the drive so far...  8)

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    Re: kizashi on the road
    « Reply #18 on: September 13, 2012, 08:39:49 AM »
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  • Unfortunately I have not exchanged cars yet. Still driving my old car. Will take over the Kizzie next week. Just wondering how it will be cos I wasn't able to test drive it... they did extend the warranty to 5 years though so that is reassuring.

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    Re: kizashi on the road
    « Reply #19 on: September 13, 2012, 04:51:22 PM »
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  • if you're currently driving a <2.0litre car, i think you will appreciate your new kizzie!

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    Re: kizashi on the road
    « Reply #20 on: September 14, 2012, 12:39:35 AM »
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  • It's a Peugeot 3008 1.6turbo. Fed up of the interior rattles and other minor issues.

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    Re: kizashi on the road
    « Reply #21 on: September 15, 2012, 12:35:10 PM »
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  • it is fairly new car! surprised to hear about the interior rattling.. anyway, the turbo on the 3008 is not on sky high figures, reckon the drive maybe somewhat similar, except the NVH of the kizzie is obviously couple of notches better..  8)

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    Re: kizashi on the road
    « Reply #22 on: September 15, 2012, 02:26:57 PM »
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  • 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.
    « Last Edit: September 15, 2012, 03:54:48 PM by hotnyh »

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    Re: kizashi on the road
    « Reply #23 on: September 20, 2012, 10:17:20 PM »
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  • Have just taken delivery of it...
    So far it's quite impressively refined and peppy... but I was driving in rush hour PIE traffic though.

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    Re: kizashi on the road
    « Reply #24 on: September 21, 2012, 09:45:33 AM »
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  • glad to hear that you're enjoying the drive!

    try a night drive when traffic is less.. i've been doing that and i can only say i'm enjoying it much!

    pity that there are very little aftermarket enhancement for kizzie here in SG.. tons of them in US and Australia though.

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    Re: kizashi on the road
    « Reply #25 on: September 21, 2012, 10:56:06 AM »
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  • I finally found out that the car colour is called Claret Red.
    Unusual as I cannot find it listed as an option in any current brochure.
    « Last Edit: September 21, 2012, 10:58:31 AM by hotnyh »

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    Re: kizashi on the road
    « Reply #26 on: September 21, 2012, 05:29:41 PM »
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  • nice color!  8)

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    Re: kizashi on the road
    « Reply #27 on: September 22, 2012, 09:05:04 AM »
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  • The more I drive it, the more impressed I am with what Suzuki has achieved. It's smooth, quick, quiet (except low rev CVT droning). On my school run/ office run, I think I should be able to get about 9.8km/L or thereabouts, better on weekends when I do longer highway runs.

    Noticed the wiper blades are a bit worn off; do you know what are the lengths of the 2 blades so I can replacements?

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    Re: kizashi on the road
    « Reply #28 on: September 23, 2012, 08:11:12 PM »
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  • Using the same 2.4 engine as Grand Vitara?

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    Re: kizashi on the road
    « Reply #29 on: September 23, 2012, 08:30:47 PM »
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  • Yes, as far as I know

     



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