Hi guys I recently found a 2012 Kizashi sx in Toronto very clean and low millage( 77000 km) and I’m considering buying it just wanted to ask for if there are any common problems with the model that I should be aware of before hand. Since I’m trying to decide between Kizashi or an altima.
Transmission type? AWD?
The run down: as these cars age, the CVT becomes more prone to failure. Preventative maintenance is key so the lower mileage is good. It gives you a chance to get change fluid ASAP.
The Kizashi was offered with AWD with the CVT which is something you can't find with an older Altima. Only now with a brand new Altima can you get one with AWD.
The Kizashi was also offered with a 6 speed manual but only as a FWD.
The rear suspension was prone to premature failure due to a design flaw with a bump stopper but many models had this fixed. Otherwise, issues are minor like easy to chip paint.
Overall, a great car that can be had for a very low price on the used market if you accept the fact that it's an orphaned car. Suzuki left the US and Canada over 5 years ago so parts and support are harder to obtain.