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You are in the Scion xA and xD
What is this discussion about?
Scion xA, Scion xB, Hatchback, Wagon
#517 of 734 IMO the xA makes the Echo
Jul 27, 2005 (7:31 pm)
seem like a Yugo. The xA is a really nice car, with distinct looks to it that looks absolutely awesome in Release Series form. Those cars are great looking, plus you would be getting great resale value and legendary Toyota build quality.
I am still watching Scion but am sorta interested in what Toyota brings to the table next year for the Echo, or Yaris, or Vitz, or whatever they decide. In Canada the Echo is a winner and great seller. I love my Sportage 4x4 so much that it's gonna be hard to not go for a new world order Sportage when the time comes. I love that new Sportage design and am becoming more enamored with it with each passing month as we head into the second half of 2005.
#518 of 734 Since this is the xA discussion
Jul 29, 2005 (8:08 pm)
let's stick to that. If you are interested in an Echo, please search/browse for discussions related to that vehicle and post there.
#519 of 734 Re: scion article [chrisducati]
Jul 31, 2005 (4:54 pm)
As to the Aveo, I like the look but can't get past the gray interior.
As opposed to the dark gray/black interior in the xA that absorbs boatloads of heat on a car with not nearly enough engine power to have a healthy level of a/c cooling?
To me the front seat room actually seemed larger than the xA but I will trade some room for details.
Front seat room seemed bigger in the Aveo than the xA to me as well. I think it is more about the sloping A-pillar near my head as much as any measurable dimensions, though. The back seat on the Aveo is much smaller than in the xA, though. In my case, I may need to stick my son back there from time to time, and he's already 6-2. He wouldn't fit in the Aveo.
#520 of 734 Re: scion article [doohickie]
Aug 02, 2005 (8:59 am)
Yep, I would much rather have the dark interior of the xA. When a car sets in the sun here in St.Louis the insides are going to be hot no matter what. The interior thermometer in my car always says like 145 after setting in the parking lot all day. So even if a light color gets me 20 degrees of temp relief it still is going to be HOT. I dislike tupperware gray. I have that in our Hyundai and I will not get that color again. If the dash were two tone dark on top light on bottom maybe I would like the Aveo's as much as the xA. As for hp, I have have no need for high hp engines. I get by just fine on 75-130 hp as long as the car is a stick shift.. A car with 130 hp is great if you live on a two lane rural highway and have to pass people. I do not live anywhere near those conditions. I am either in heavy stop and go or moving at 50-65 on the expressway in heavy traffic. I rarely get to blast the gas. I have learned to live with out it.
The back seat of the Aveo seems higher up to me. The leg room was skimpy but the head room was where I fault it. Stadium seating? The xA is just nicer in the back. Still not like the xB but for a short car it is fine. How about putting xA styling on the xB chassis..
#521 of 734 Re: scion article [chrisducati]
Aug 02, 2005 (11:20 am)
The back seat of the Aveo seems higher up to me. The leg room was skimpy but the head room was where I fault it. Stadium seating?
Exactly my impression.
The xA is just nicer in the back. Still not like the xB but for a short car it is fine. How about putting xA styling on the xB chassis..
Actually, xA & xB *are* on the same chassis; the same one as the Echo. The xA slopes in, though, while the xB goes straight up. But I know what you mean: If the xA had some of the interior room of the xB it would be much better.
I would actually like the xB styling if the front bumper didn't stick out so far in front of the grill. If they extended the grill so it was within, say, and inch of the bumper, it would look much better I think.
#522 of 734 2006 xA's hit the streets and the Scion website
Aug 02, 2005 (3:52 pm)
The 2006 xA information has posted on the Scion website, Yahoo Autos and this site (Edmunds).
The iPod connection option is just another reason why Scion sells so well, without 'employee pricing' and gimics - imagine if you declared you would sell 80,000 $13k cars with 103hp just a few years ago...
#523 of 734 Re: 2006 xA's hit the streets and the Scion website [cindery]
Aug 03, 2005 (12:12 pm)
The Scion sells well because it is priced close to selling price - actually there are no discounts available. This worked for Saturn until people figured out you could by the equivalent vehicle from Chevy with a big discount. The Scion isn't really inexpensive, it's just that other brands, such as the Honda Civic, are priced high to allow discounting and overallowing on trades. Plus, theScions are smaller with smaller engines than are usual now.
Let's see what happens if other small cars are MSRP'd closer to selling price.
And oh yeah, the Scions are pretty neat, too, that seems to help!
#526 of 734 New 2006 XA yields immediate problem.
Sep 03, 2005 (4:43 am)
I purchased a Scion XA on August 8 and experienced an immediate intermittent problem. While the car drives great and is a blast to scoot around town in, the shifter sticks and the car will not go into gear. After three attempts to have this fixed I now carry a screwdriver with me at all times so I can engage the release button next to the shifter. This experience is akin to driving a car you would find in the cracker jax popcorn box and a huge inconvenience. Has anyone else had this problem? Scion/Toyota are now deciding what their next steps will be to resolve this situation since there are not many 2006 Scions on the road as yet.