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Scion xA, Hatchback
#1 of 42 Scion xA: Prices Paid & Buying Experience
May 13, 2004 (7:53 am)
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#3 of 42 Talk to the Press
Jun 01, 2004 (9:08 am)
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#4 of 42 XA v. ECHO
Sep 13, 2004 (11:54 am)
I am currently looking to buy an 2005 ECHO or XA- but I am torn! I am looking for owners' pearls of wisdom, likes, dislikes, pleasant surprises and disappointments with both cars. The ECHO seems sensible, good for zipping around town, and has great cargo room (I am a teacher). The XA appeals to my 25 y/o sense of "stylishness" (the whole Gen. Y thing, I suppose) and safety (ABS and airbags)- it is also less expensive.
All that said, my practical side still tugs me toward the ECHO. Can you help? ECHO owners: what has your experience been driving the ECHO. Has anyone made any 400+ mile trips in either (I like to take impromptu, "travel-light" road trips). XA owners: do you find you have enough cargo room and passenger room? What has the resale experiences been like.
Thanks so much for your help!
#5 of 42 Re: XA v. ECHO [sawyerml]
Dec 06, 2004 (9:40 pm)
I don't own either, but have researched both fairly extensively.
The xA certainly comes with more std features, but it gives up some fuel economy. If you're trying to compare the xA to a 4 door automatic ECHO the price difference is substantial.
#6 of 42 Re: XA v. ECHO [sawyerml]
May 24, 2005 (1:15 pm)
I bought an xA 2 weeks ago and I love it. My experience with an Echo is limited to a rental car I drove around Minneapolis for a week. I really like the hatchback configuration because I can put very large things back there that would never fit in a car with a trunk (even with a pass-through). Also: very nice seats with side bolstering; very good handling for an inexpensive car; excellent sound system. The gas mileage difference is negligible: use synthetic oil, put a few extra lbs. of air in the tires and drive carefully and you will make up the difference.
I don't see anything about the Echo that makes it more practical. With the xA you get more useable space, better handling, better looks (in my opinion) and a whole lot of extra equipment for a lot LESS money. Can you say "NO BRAINER" ???
#7 of 42 2005 Scion Xa 4a
Aug 09, 2005 (2:59 pm)
#8 of 42 Scion XA4a
Aug 09, 2005 (3:05 pm)
I purchased 2005 Certified Used Scion. 7/31/05. from dealer in Ocala Florida. Confident I could trust and rely on Scion's slogan "TRUE PRICING - NO NEGOTIATION". Scion N.A. regional office said indiviaully owned dealers can charge whatever they want.
I learned a hard lesson - paid $1,000.00 above 2006 new Scion because I believed what was written.
Have no recourse - am stuck. I love the car but sure hope KARMA gets sales group big time. Would like to know if anyone else got taken besides me.
#9 of 42 Re: Scion XA4a [jmascaro]
Aug 13, 2005 (3:50 pm)
"TRUE PRICING - NO NEGOTIATION".
You bought a used Scion. I believe the true pricing only applies to new Scions.
#10 of 42 Re: Scion XA4a [jmascaro]
Sep 23, 2005 (11:06 am)
You bought a used car without first turning your head to look at the window sticker of a new one parked a few feet away?
Don't blame them.