The Kizashi Spotting Thread!

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Ronzuki
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KuroNekko wrote: I see multiple everyday and it's not surprising given the Model 3 is actually now one of the best selling vehicles period. Since mass production began, it's selling among the top 5 vehicles. Believe it or not, it outsold the Toyota Corolla in America this past September.
Given the American population's love of novelty items, no surprise. Might as well buy an over-priced top-selling Heep Wrangler...same results.
https://www.autoblog.com/2019/02/21/tes ... ms-owners/

Mass production...of junk. Gotta keep the shareholders happy and making target dates aye? On to the CUV!
Ron

2010 Kizashi GTS, CVT, iAWD (3/10 build date)
2011 SX4 Premium Hatch, CVT, iAWD (12/10 build date)
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Wehner
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Is it really that bad? My neighbor literally got one yesterday. haha
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Ronzuki
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Owner's clubs such as this one, Kizashi Club, we're on usually tell some stories. One of the first places I seek out for info before making purchases.

So, I searched...2 seconds and found this:

https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads ... ts.117356/
Ron

2010 Kizashi GTS, CVT, iAWD (3/10 build date)
2011 SX4 Premium Hatch, CVT, iAWD (12/10 build date)
2018 Mazda CX-5 iAWD Touring
2014 Wrangler JKUW (GONE, traded :D :D )
1991 Samurai, 5-Speed, EFI, Soft-Top ( :| sold)
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Ronzuki wrote:Owner's clubs such as this one, Kizashi Club, we're on usually tell some stories. One of the first places I seek out for info before making purchases.

So, I searched...2 seconds and found this:

https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads ... ts.117356/
Someone could easily come to this same forum and find similar topics. Doesn't really mean anything. Heck, my car loses 3-4 of the 6 screws on the bottom side of the bumper every year, let alone how many plastic fasteners like those I've been missing over the years.
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Ronzuki
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Correct, however I usually look through multiple sites, reviews and other seemingly non-biased info, along with price,etc. before formulating a purchasing opinion. Merely citing one quick search of what owners are experiencing was all. Attention to detail issues such as that, on a seemingly hi-tech vehicle, begs the question "what other more critical, not-so-obvious, expensive 'things' were, oops,overlooked?"

None of our 3 modern, brand new, +/- $20k-ish zuks were ever missing anything. Neither were any of the 2 vintage zuks we'd purchased new. It's only after the 'professional' monkeys have at the cars, do things like fasteners go missing. Or get broken, or installed improperly, or.....

All of my fasteners are still in place on the 2 we still own, so, there's that.

A brand-new $30k plus car shouldn't have such shoddy build quality, missing parts, whatever, (in this day-n-age) like an over-priced Heep as I'd eluded to earlier.
Ron

2010 Kizashi GTS, CVT, iAWD (3/10 build date)
2011 SX4 Premium Hatch, CVT, iAWD (12/10 build date)
2018 Mazda CX-5 iAWD Touring
2014 Wrangler JKUW (GONE, traded :D :D )
1991 Samurai, 5-Speed, EFI, Soft-Top ( :| sold)
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Spotted this on a little drive late last night.
That's me seen 3 now in Scotland outwith my own!
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WESHOOT2
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Sunday during my driveabout I eyeballed two silvers and one red Kizashi; that's a lot of Kizashis.
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disproportionally high for sure....I've only ever seen 2, in the same day, once, many years ago.
Ron

2010 Kizashi GTS, CVT, iAWD (3/10 build date)
2011 SX4 Premium Hatch, CVT, iAWD (12/10 build date)
2018 Mazda CX-5 iAWD Touring
2014 Wrangler JKUW (GONE, traded :D :D )
1991 Samurai, 5-Speed, EFI, Soft-Top ( :| sold)
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Time to start spotting again!

Spotted two different silver ones here in Alabama, one even was on what appeared to be the same sx4 stock steelies like what ours is on currently.
WESHOOT2
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I followed one that looked just like mine yesterday. We 'convoyed' for about ten miles.
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