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 #48793  by KansasKid
 Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:42 pm
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After almost 6 years of waiting, I was finally able to pick up a second Kizashi. I'm now the proud owner of a Red 2012 Sport SLS AWD!! :D

Her name will be "Kitsune". I've actually had her for almost 2 weeks already, but it wasn't good picture taking conditions until today with the Polar Vortex and perpetual overcast and what not.
 #48794  by n8dogg
 Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:04 am
I like it!
 #48796  by Woodie
 Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:21 pm
Very nice. Doesn't seem crazy to me, but then again.......
 #48854  by KansasKid
 Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:33 am
Doesn't seem to be a significant difference in handling between the two, but it's hard to tell a direct difference with an objective comparison 'cuz I have different tires on each Kizashi. Azumi (Old Kizashi) has Nokian WRG3's which are kind of like a winter tire you can drive on all year and the new Kizashi has Goodyear Eagle LS2's which seem to be a typical all season touring tire that doesn't do as well in the winter.

I think Azumi might actually handle a little bit better right now, because it's been a very cold winter this year and the Nokians are engineered to perform well in near/below freezing temperatures.

As for engine performance, my new Kizashi is in desperate need of an oil change (which I'm getting for free from the dealership I purchased her from tomorrow), a throttle body cleaning, maybe a transmission oil change, and maybe a transfer case/rear differential fluid change. I have no idea if the previous owners kept up with the diff fluid changes like they were supposed to, and the engine tends to rough idle rough while sitting at a stop light unless I put the transmission in neutral. My old Kizashi used to do this as well, and it went away after I cleaned the throttle body on her.
 #48861  by KuroNekko
 Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:46 am
Are you planning to keep both? Are they both your personal cars or are they part of a family fleet?