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Long Term Update 3: 2010 Suzuki Kizashi GTS


"Not five minutes into my drive home, I had to pull over and double-check our Kizashi's Monroney," logs assistant Web producer Carlos Lago. "I was sure that what had started as an inexpensive car had been optioned to near $30,000, what with the Bluetooth, auto up/down front windows, sunroof, iPod connectivity, attractive interior, and so on. But, nope, it's still under $24,000. Color me impressed.

"While the SUZUKI KIZASHI is no compact, it feels like one; it's very easy to maneuver through narrow streets, alleys, parking lots, etc. Credit also goes to its enjoyable handling tendencies; turn-in is nice, and there's decent weight in the steering. The shifter has a positive feel: You'd never second-guess a throw as you would in our Subaru Legacy GT."
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