With the many negative posts regarding the Kizashi's CVT, I'm sure a good deal of Suzuki sales have been lost.
There are 2 people I know with 2011's Kiz/CVT's. They both tell me they haven't any problems at all and love their cars. One went as far to say not only is it the best car they ever owned, but it is the quickest as well. When I informed him of the many CVT problems reported, he stated his CVT has had no issues whatsoever. No lag and very smooth shift points. Both owners have had their cars for just short of 1 year.
So I am completely confused. There are some serious CVT problems posted on this forum. One poster has done a great deal of research with the CVT issues he has on his 2012 KIZ. He stated that Suzuki has not addressed the problem or admitted to the public it exists. The poster found a CVT RECALL for resolving the problem by re-programming the CVT's shift points. However i seem to remember that worked for a very short time and hurt MPG.
I can't remember all the particular incidents that took place, and if his problem has been completely resolved. But because of all he has been through to have Suzuki admit there is a problem, I have joined those that have put off purchasing a Kizashi. Had it not been for this forum I might have purchased one.
I love everything about this vehicle. I do want an A/T, and can accept a CVT but I don't want tranny problems. IMHO....If any of you guys remember the Toyota Cressida........except for FWD, the Kizashi could be a rebirth of a super vehicle with a bunch of great additional goodies !
I think Suzuki is making a grave mistake by not addressing this problem. By correcting it, it would re-instill prospective buyer confidence, and lead to many more Kizashi sales.
I'm hoping that Suzuki resolves this issue for those with CVT performance problems and also that their 2013 Kizashi will be problem free.
Hopefully a 6 cylinder or turbo will be offered.
Would anyone know when the 2013 model will arrive at dealers in the USA?