Suzuki flew me out to VIR and did their best to wine and dine me, including giving me an 8GB Sony Walkman full of media material that one of you will be lucky enough to win in a giveaway soon.
If you’d told me a week ago that I’d be driving a Suzuki--any Suzuki with four wheels, that is--through 80-100 mph curves with not just confidence but ease, attacking a road course like Virginia International Raceway with not trepidation but temerity, I’d have called you a liar. But then I got behind the wheel of the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi.
No, I didn’t just sneeze. The name, pronounced “Kee-Zah-Shee”, means “something great is coming” in Japanese, and they nearly got it right; turns out it’s already here.
Now, this isn’t a car to make the BMW 3-series or Audi A4 shake in their boots. Nor is it likely to give much pause to the more luxurious or blandly utilitarian American and Japanese alternatives. But it ought to put a righteous fear into the likes of Mazda, Honda, Subaru and...
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