114 Days: Pt III (3rd time's a charm)

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Screw election results; Imma goin' drivin'..........






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WESHOOT2 wrote:Screw election results; Imma goin' drivin'..........






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No kidding. Manual or CVT?

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CVT





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WESHOOT2 wrote:CVT





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Sorry for the noob questions..

Regular(ish) CVT oil changes?

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Each got one change, at widely disparate intervals.
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So regular readers might recall my waxing poetic about my friend's new 2019 CT6 Blackwing. I got to drive it for a couple hours during a trip to Maine and back.
Holy crap.

The car felt like it was from the Kizashi family, like a steroid-raged big brother. It had a similar reaction to inputs, feeling oddly, in many ways, literally like the Kizashi.
It drove very small for its 122" wheelbase and 205.6" length.
Its steering feel had that similar artificial minimal feedback, but at its depth offered some information about the front tires.
Brakes mimicked the second-tap immediacy of the Kizashi, although they had a bigger anchor.
The suspension (I drove it in Sport mode only) had the similar suppleness of the Kizashi, but firmed up more with its magic stuff during cornering. Given its better front/rear balance, it never felt like it was planting the front end (coughs in understeer), it stayed, and felt, considerably more neutral over its tires.

So, just driving at more 'normal' pace, it literally felt uncannily like my car(s).

Except, the car vibrated with its hidden thermonuclear reactor under the hood, maliciously coiled, eagerly awaiting a summons to unleash its snarling fury.
Which I requested.
Which it unleashed.
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha ha!
Explosive.
The Caddy danced with me; it's a dancer!
Wow.

Ah to dream..........






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WESHOOT2 wrote:S
The car felt like it was from the Kizashi family, like a steroid-raged big brother. It had a similar reaction to inputs, feeling oddly, in many ways, literally like the Kizashi.
Only for ass-loads more $$$...a testament to the Kizashi's affordability. I like the "it dances" :lol: ...I guess you would know! :drive:
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)
WESHOOT2
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11/23/2020 146,562 got oil change AND both lowbeam bulbs.
(10,252 since its last)

Pairs.....


I was so proud I drove home with 'em on.




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Ha! Nice.

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I do not recommend my maintenance schedule.
I do not recommend my driving style.

I do, however, recommend the Suzuki Kizashi AWD
Strongly........
WESHOOT2

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