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 #50352  by bennetkid27
 Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:52 am
Ronzuki wrote:
bennetkid27 wrote:Wish I have the right skills to keep a car in good condition for so long.


Skills are gained by practice. I started wrenching toys, bikes yard equipment when I was a kid and a car at 15. I wanted a car when I turned 16, didn't have a ton on money, and certainly couldn't afford to pay someone to do anything to it when it needed something. Looong before the internet and places like this forum to learn from others' trials and tribulations. 16 was just around the corner and my father asked me "what do you think you're going to drive?" Meaning "not my damn car". Necessity breeds innovation, you simply learn how.


That must be great. I dedicated my time with non-car related stuff back then. I did not regret it since I've been using the skills I learned for work. Now that I have extra time, I can pursue learning new skills that might be helpful in giving me new hobby to work on.
 #50362  by rossirob73
 Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:41 pm
KIZAWDinKC wrote:I haven't posted here in years. Bought my AWD GTS Kizashi new back in late 2010.....I'm still driving it almost 9 years later. It's just a daily beater 'drive to work vehicle' now that allows for my other vehicle to stay parked. It has only 95K miles on it, of which is a little lower than average for the age. Only thing I've had to do with it since I bought it new was replace the water pump & belt last summer as a maintenance item even though it was still working. I replaced rear shocks. Been through several sets of tires. On 3rd battery. I did have two warranty items back when it was under 36K miles to replace a mechanism in the drivers seat that somehow broke and the known subwoofer vibration issue of the Rockford system that needed to be glued down better. Had a TPMS issue years ago after getting new tires that was finally resolved. Haven't had a problem since.

The car with its AWD still drives like a champ in snow with its new good tires i put on in November of 2018. Although the vehicle is dinged up with a worn-out suspension, the engine itself still runs like it's brand new. Very responsive. But that might be because i've always used synthetic oil with the Kiz, plus I've always driven it easy. I've never slammed the accelerator from a stop or rarely has the car ever been over 80 mph. And the drivers seat still fits me like a glove!!!! And I'm still amazed by the Rockford system. Just last week I was bluetoothing dolby 5.1 & bass sound samples from Youtube, and sound from the Rockford system is like sitting in a movie theater.

Don't know how much longer this car will last, but it keeps going and starts right up every time I hit that push-button-start. It's not worth much as a trade-in, which is why I've decided to just keep it and drive it even though I have another new vehicle. I think Suzuki built a good one. :drive:
Hi mate
Im on the kind of wear and tear as yourself. I brought mine awd 2011 kizashi in 2015 it that point in time the car was on the road for 2y 9m and 32,000 km
Asked the dealer to put on new tyres all round as he put on cheap tyres they lasted around 12 months.
I will hit 98,000 today so i have done 66,000km in just under 4 years.
The car is on it's 3rd battery
Heavy on tyres compared to other cars i have had.
I changed the rear shocks due to leaking.
Changes front and back rotors and pads.
No need for the awd in sydney
Nice car to drive no real issues i will need to do the timing belt before year end.
I wish they kept coming into Australia but they don't sadly.

Happy driving.

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 #50364  by Ronzuki
 Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:37 am
Your car's engine has a timing chain, not a belt. (or maybe you are referring to the serpentine belt?) Unless they changed engine design in the K for Australia, you're good to go, so just keep on driving it!
 #50381  by oldjoe
 Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:02 pm
Great to see so many stories of these things going along so well. I bought my 2010 GTS new in August of 2011...one of 4 still sitting on dealer's lot (at a bit of a discount - 26% off sticker). In 86,000 I have replaced battery once, spark plugs, nothing else except tires. Worst part of car is wheels (and new tires) were stolen, and due to insurance snafu, wheels replaced with aftermarket crap, and now so corroded they need replacing again so balance weights will stay on! But that's not Suzuki's fault. I still enjoy the handling, especially cornering, playing with the 6-speed manual. If I had found this forum earlier, I might have gotten the speaker vibration fixed under warranty, but guess it's too late for that now. Overall a very solid automobile and a great value.
 #50382  by ASAKARO
 Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:31 pm
oldjoe wrote:Great to see so many stories of these things going along so well. I bought my 2010 GTS new in August of 2011...one of 4 still sitting on dealer's lot (at a bit of a discount - 26% off sticker). In 86,000 I have replaced battery once, spark plugs, nothing else except tires. Worst part of car is wheels (and new tires) were stolen, and due to insurance snafu, wheels replaced with aftermarket crap, and now so corroded they need replacing again so balance weights will stay on! But that's not Suzuki's fault. I still enjoy the handling, especially cornering, playing with the 6-speed manual. If I had found this forum earlier, I might have gotten the speaker vibration fixed under warranty, but guess it's too late for that now. Overall a very solid automobile and a great value.


Hey I need info On An Exhaust Flap
Is it going to Mess Up My Kizashi in the long Run ?


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