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 #6420  by WESHOOT2
 Sat Apr 16, 2011 2:02 pm
That's how long I've owned my 2011 Kizashi S AWD.
It has 10,980 miles on it as of this morning.

(FWIW, mine says 101 MPH @ 3,000 RPM).

 #6611  by WESHOOT2
 Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:27 pm
Now 123 days, 11,838 miles.

(I've averaged 24.5 MPG with numerous 100 MPH+ excursions; 'normal' driving --ha!-- is yielding 28.8 MPG.
Saturday I was bombing a dirt road and got the CD to skip....)
 #7156  by WESHOOT2
 Wed May 25, 2011 9:34 pm
Now 153 days in, 14,455 miles. Averaging 25.2 MPG when spending 30% of my time between 85--110 MPH; averaging 28.8 MPG (still) when not. BUT, I expect 30+ when driving a whole tank 'normally', based on my time spent driving normally (apparently I am still unable to fully control my throttle foot, because even though I try try try to maintain some sense of civil behavior the car goes so fast so easily....).

Brakes are starting to feel a bit soft on initial application, but still bite hard when asked. They can be grabby at low-speed coming to a full stop.
The AC works fine.
The structure remains tight, even though a good portion of its time is spent hammering poorly maintained dirt roads.
Tire balance and true remains fine.

Actually, I continue to like the car more. It's cabin is hushed and relaxing, and the seat is comfortable.
Time for a long(er) trip........
 #7159  by ~tc~
 Thu May 26, 2011 12:47 am
Ummm .... cruise control comes standard - why not use it?
 #7166  by Ronzuki
 Thu May 26, 2011 2:48 pm
cruise control isn't any fun.
 #7183  by WESHOOT2
 Fri May 27, 2011 5:16 pm
I use it regularly, when my immediate 'travel conditions' permit.
When driving at higher rates of speed I avoid it, as it reduces my focus.
Good system, even holding my speed on moderate downhills.

Car went through 6" flooded roads today without incident.
 #7483  by WESHOOT2
 Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:37 pm
170 days, 15,879 miles (that's an average of just over 93 per day).

Gas mileage continues to improve, as does the engine performance.
Brakes have lost some of their 'bite' feel, but whoa me fine.
Handling at 110--115 MPH is very stable, and the car doesn't lose its composure during high-speed cornering. But the passenger-side wiper begins a mild 'fluttering' around 85, yet never gets worse.
Air conditioning easily cools the car.
No visible interior wear, and the paint is still attached.
Tires look fine, with some feathering on the fronts (no surprise).

Continues to impress me......
 #7668  by WESHOOT2
 Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:10 pm
17,388 on its clock, 94.5 miles average per day.

Broke the latch for the center console; took (only) four days for them to call the parts are in.
Absolutely no drama from the car.
Handling limits are high.
Tires WILL need rotation at the 20K service.
AC satisfactory.
No apparent wear or breakdown in my drivers chair.
Performance while rolling is stellar, with serious mid-range grunt ("bye-dee-bye!!").
I love the feel of its leather-wrapped steering wheel, and find the whole interior design addresses me as the driver in a manner I prefer.

Paint still attached.
 #7729  by WESHOOT2
 Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:26 pm
18,158 on it. 95.5 miles per day average.

I've been spending less time at interstellar velocities (after getting stopped --but NO ticket-- for 70 in a 30) and my gas mileage reflects it; I seem to be staying north of 29 MPG.
Handling continues to satisfy.
The cabin continues to impress me, along with how the controls address me, and how well the climate control keeps me cool.

The dealership easily accommodated my console latch replacement, completed by the time I returned from the restroom. Class act.

Paint remains attached, but heavily marked where high-velocity insects have cannoned in........
 #7840  by WESHOOT2
 Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:30 pm
200 days of ownership today, July 11, and 19,065 miles on my S AWD.

Gas mileage seems totally dependent on the weight of my right foot; averaging just over 26 when I drive it my 'normal'.
Still free of squeaks and rattles, even though the car gets excessive pounding on dirt and poorly surfaced paved roads.

Plenty of motor for two-lane passing; plenty.
The cabin impressed some relatives, with its appearance, fit and materials, and quiet.
Tires still look even.
Paint still attached.

I continue to grow fonder of my Kizashi.
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