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Old 1st February 2012, 13:33   #61
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@I-Chief, any update on your Kizashi purchase ? Also, do post the price breakup you have been offered.
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Old 4th February 2012, 08:09   #62
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@I-Chief, i am sure the car would have arrived and you are having fun driving it all around, but you owe us a ownership thread buddy.

Please find some time to click some pictures and create an ownership thread of Kizashi, the first one on Team BHP. Lot of us are eagerly waiting to read and know more about Kizashi.
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Old 5th February 2012, 06:42   #63
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Having driven the Kizashi (both CVT and Manual), I must say that the manual feels like it has a completely different engine !! The way it pulls strongly from low rpms is amazing. The high speed stability is fantastic.

Suzuki had benchmarked this car against the C class and the A4 and it supposedly improves upon both of them in almost all handling parameters (slalom tests and braking are claimed by Suzuki to be better than the base model C class and A4).

On actually driving these cars I feel that the Kizashi does not exhibit the slight nervousness that you experience at 180 kmph in a C220 CDI or A4 2.0 TFSI. I have done 175 in a Kizashi and it felt very stable on the same road that I had driven the C class and A4 at 180 kmph (and in both the C and A4 there was a slight nervousness).

The only fly in the ointment is that Suzuki (not Maruti) does not to remove the Japanese spec speed limiter which cuts in at a very low 181 kmph !!! Maruti also does not remove it for you. This is quite sad as 181 kmph does not feel anywhere near "fast" for this car.

There were also plans for a 3.5 V6 engine which was to come to India too but after the tsunami, plans have been put on hold.
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Old 5th February 2012, 10:20   #64
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Default re: Suzuki Kizashi - Should I or shouldn't I? UPDATE: Got a Passat!

With folks concerned about the Maruti 'value' branding on a premium vehicle, I think the premium segment vehicles should have a Suzuki branding whereas the value segment vehicles can retain their Maruti branding.

The Grand Vitara isn't a failed product like some people suggest. In the middle east, the Grand Vitara makes a good budget SUV and it has to looks too. The GV is also available internationally with a 3.2L 220hp V6 engine. Sure, it isn't fast but it can go offroad.
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er, have you started an ownership thread somewhere?
if not, the we REALLY need to know what happened, yaar!!!
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Default re: Suzuki Kizashi - Should I or shouldn't I? UPDATE: Got a Passat!

Friends, I finally did not go for the Kizashi due to the immense negative opinions.

I instead have picked up a mint condition used VW Passat 2.0 DSG and with the recent Gasoline price hike I think I made the right choice.

Thanks all for your inputs and guidance. I really appreciate the brotherhood here.

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^^ Thats a very clean looking piece. Mind sharing some model / milage / price information ?
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Default re: Suzuki Kizashi - Should I or shouldn't I? UPDATE: Got a Passat!

Congrats I-Chief. Please share with us more details on the Passat. Looking forward to an ownership report on the German beauty! The car looks spectacular. Happy motoring

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Default re: Suzuki Kizashi - Should I or shouldn't I? UPDATE: Got a Passat!

Congratulations, you owe us a ownership thread nevertheless. Please start one as soon as you can. The government apathy towards petrol users make one wonder if the future of petrol cars in India is almost dead.

With the preview pictures that you showed, the car looks in mint condition, making me more impatient to read up the ownership thread and to see more pictures.
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