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Scion xA, Scion xB, Hatchback, Wagon
#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.
#527 of 734 Speaking of the Scion xA...
Oct 03, 2005 (8:14 pm)
...Toyota just today released in Japan the new Ractis tall wagon:
This vehicle really makes me wonder could this become the second-generation Scion xA, given that it can use the same xA drivetrain.
#528 of 734 It looks like a mixture
Oct 03, 2005 (9:38 pm)
of the 2006 Scion xA and the 2007 Toyota Echo/Yaris/Vitz combination, so, why not?
Toyota's been mysterious enough disclosing or not disclosing their plans for the U.S. market 2007 Echo/Yaris/Vitz, so why not throw a bit more drama into the mix. No, it's really a wait-and-see for new small cars from Toyota. The picture above has that taillght and rear end getup that looks a tad like their new Yaris. The front end grille of the Ractis tall wagon above looks sorta like the new crop of small Mazda's, like the Mazda3, for instance, in the grille area.
It's funny, because the Ractis tall wagon's look is growing on me. The Scion xA's look also grew on me, to the point I was gonna go snag one of my own. I also like the new Echo/Vitz/Yaris design, and want to compare it to what's coming down the road in the future for the Scion xA.
#529 of 734 Re: It looks like a mixture [iluvmysephia1]
Oct 03, 2005 (9:56 pm)
I have this feeling right now that the Ractis is Scion's xA successor. It's certainly aimed at a more affluent buyer than the upcoming Yaris, and unlike the current xA this new model looks it it could attract a large number of buyers, especially those what want a Scion but don't want the breadbox-shaped xB model. Also, Toyota needs a model to blunt the potential impact of the arrival of the Honda Fit in March 2006.
I wouldn't be surprised Toyota shows this car in Federalized form badged as a Scion as early as the Detroit Auto Show in Janaury 2006.
#530 of 734 The new Toyota/Scion models
Oct 04, 2005 (9:56 am)
will have a lot of American eyes on them waiting for these Auto Shows to go on and reveal what they're gonna sell here. I agree, I think the Ractis tall wagon may indeed become the new Scion xA for import to America.
Oct 04, 2005 (4:25 pm)
...One of the main selling points of the Toyota Ractis is the fact the car has a low floor, which means a low center of gravity, ease of entering/exiting the car and ease of loading/unloading cargo. That could make the potential Scion version a very popular car among the aging Baby Boomer crowd, to say the least.
(By the way, much to Toyota's surprise the Scion xA and xB have sold quite well to older drivers.)
#532 of 734 I am a baby boomer who finds the Scion
Oct 04, 2005 (9:13 pm)
models interesting. The xB is too weird for me, I'd rather leave it than take it, any day.
The tC is very nice and the xA is cool, especially in Release Series form. That xA RS 1.0 in Absolutely Red still looks so much cooler than stock xA's to me, those wheels are nice, the different sport grille looks good, etc.
I think that boomers like Scion products because they appeal to their sense of value. They offer a lot of automobile feature for the money and they are Toyota products. Nuff said about that, eh?
About the Ractis, a low floor for ease of entry and exit and loading is fine, if the driver sits up high enough in their seat. Since it's the Ractis "tall wagon" I'm gonna figure that that will be the case. Keep on looking for new world order Scion xA future looks in the meantime...the Ractis fully loaded with a 5-speed tranny, air conditioning, a great stereo, power W/D/M's and side airbags or traction control as added safety comfort selling for around $13,999 would grab my instant attention.
#533 of 734 Re: New 2006 XA yields immediate problem. [chablis3]
Oct 05, 2005 (8:41 am)
You're not describing your problem in the entirety. You've not mentioned which gears, at what times... Does it do that AFTER it's been in use?
The Honda Element that I had began doing that after it had already been in use, like if I were parking (PARK) or had turned off the car somewhere only to turn it back on within 20 minutes.
The dealership told me it was the throttle body sensor and needed replaced. Basically the RPMs were slightly higher and I hadn't noticed, and that they weren't reading at rest when the car was not in use, so then I was not "allowed" to shift out of park.
That was my problem, so what exactly was yours
Oct 05, 2005 (4:36 pm)
Even though I bought an xB. I did test drive a xA 1.0 and was very impressed. However, those tires had very limited shelf life. The moonroof was awesome in that car.
Oct 05, 2005 (6:46 pm)
it's cool that you test drove an xA RS 1.0 in that beautiful Absolutely Red color! I knew better than even trying to trade in my '01 Kia Sportage 4x4 last fall when the xA RS 1.0 was in stock at the nearest Scion dealer to me at the time. I did stop and look at it when the Scion employees were gone later at night, though. It looked very cool. I have heard that those tires wore down too easily...but that can be dealt with pretty easily, though expensively.
Sometimes I look at the Scion xB and it starts working it's mojo on me! I can see why you might like it, I just can't get into that square-everywhere design. The xB does look better than a middle of the road car like Toyota's Corolla, though. It's better to have a car with some design integrity to it and the xB is an original, I'll say that much about it.