2010 Suzuki Kizashi: Tiny Key Fob
October 14, 2010
I was an asshat last night and left the Kizashi key fob in my pocket, robbing someone else of a car for the night. Not cool dude.
While I contemplate ways to make amends, I thought I'd go ahead and place part of the blame on the Kizashi's tiny key fob. Just as Suzuki paid homage to Volkswagen with the styling and interior quality of the Kizashi, it clearly looked to Nissan for its key fob design. Though a tad bigger than Nissan's keyless ignition/entry fob, the Suzuki version is the same shape and of a similar lay-out. It's pretty light too.
While some of these keyless fobs can be enormous (the Jag XJ's easily weighs 15 pounds and is the size of a hampster), Nissan and now Suzuki's unburdens your pants and/or keychain with this slim design. It's a nice touch ... until you leave it in your pocket. What a jerk.
James Riswick, Repentant Automotive Editor