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#2 of 50 Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA
Jun 26, 2006 (11:29 am)
My soon to be husband and I have been searching for a new car and have narrowed it down to two. They are the Chevy Aveo and the Toyota Scion XA both 2006. We created both on line with things that we would want and found out the the Aveo gave us more bang for the buck. Also, I found a website where I could compare both of the above on gas and crash ratings. The Scion XA is slightly better on gas then the Aveo but the Aveo did a little better on the crash ratings. I personally, feel that that the toyota scion would be more reliable (since I would be the primary driver driving over 100 miles a day) but I can't help but get sucked into the aveo's more bang for the buck thing. If any one has any word of advice or any opinions on what we should do please help!!!!
#3 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [scieduc8tor]
Jun 26, 2006 (11:48 am)
you are in the same position as me....comparing and evaluating... as a woman, i say the scion looks a bit better but less choice of colors (6 versus 11 for aveos) and i want the spicy orange! i am waiting to see the nissan versa, i have the brochure already and it does look nice and it offer nice options also. the price should be starting at 12.000$. my main reason to buy an aveo is that we will buy 2 of them and i have a quote at 7999$ that will go even cheaper when the 2007 come in...my conclusion: i can get 2 aveos (SV) for the price of any other similar car.
#4 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [scieduc8tor]
Jun 26, 2006 (5:22 pm)
I had narrowed it down to those two also. But after I test drove the Scion there was no contest -the Aveo was a much nicer ride and felt like it was built better. This is a lot for me as I have not bought American for almost 25 years. You have to remember both are economy cars but you get a lot for the price with the Aveo. I bought it for my son (so crash ratings were really important) but I am having so much fun driving it myself. The only thing I have to say negative would be in regards to the automatic transmission. It had a hesitation in acceration that was bad, but with a five speed you control it. But the Scion was only a little better in the automatic. I bought the 5 speed and love it! I recommend taking it on a really long test ride. My dealer let me take it out for almost 45 minutes so I did highway, city, rural. Still can't believe it but a happy Chevy owner!!!
#5 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [canuck785]
Jun 26, 2006 (6:43 pm)
Thanks for your reply!! My finance and I did some more researching (well I did while he was at work) and some more building of each online and I think we have made our decision. We went out and looked at an Aveo up close and personal tonight and we just weren't very impressed. We feel that we are paying more for the Scion but with side added air bags, a sportier look, and better gas mileage (standard of course!!) we are leaning for the Scion. I got a teaching job that is going to require me to drive 100 miles everyday so ecomomy was our first main concern!! But who knows, tomorrow I may wake up and have a dream that an aveo is the must car!!
#6 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [dca16]
Jun 26, 2006 (6:53 pm)
Thanks for your reply too!! That really surprises me that you found the Aveo to be a better ride then the Scion. However, the Scion we test drove was pretty loaded with all the extra lowering, strut kit, and sway bar which I am sure made a difference compared to a basic model Scion. As I have put in the previous message, I am a teacher who will be driving 100 miles everyday and with the added side safety air bags in the Scion we feel the Scion is our car for us! We of course are considering fuel economy as a number one as well!! I have had many family members who have had great experiences with a Toyota and that helps with all this uncertainty as well. Plus, as the typical girl response goes, its just plain looks sportier, I mean cuter!! LOL!! Thanks again for your response and happy aveo driving!!
#7 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [scieduc8tor]
Jun 27, 2006 (9:51 am)
Check out the rate it section at the top of the forum to see what others are saying about the car and mileage. The Aveo has side air bags as well.
#8 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [poncho167]
Jun 27, 2006 (10:38 am)
I have to admit that after driving the scion xB, not the Xa, i was happy with the standard features like power windows, doors and a/c and a kick butt stereo...you have to get the aveo LS or LT to get those. I talked to 2 people in my little town, that own aveos for at least a year and their 1st comment was " i love it"!! they are really happy with it. to me it is important as they drive in the same conditions as i will and that was good to know.
i will have to drive at least 100 miles a day too so gas mileage was my 1st concern in picking a car, next would be confort and the aveo i drove was very pleasant and surprisingly quiet. and again, i have to mention that the aveo offers 11 colors compare to only 6 for the scion, and the choice isn,t that great either! unless you like dark colors or white. about driving a chevy... i live in a rural area where flat beds and pick up trucks are kings on the road and i see plenty of chevy, ford and dodge...
i dont recall seeing any import (maybe a couple of toyotas) but american built seems to be the way to go around here. I was a jeep driver for yrs and was very happy with them, if it wasn,t for the gas prices, i'd get a jeep again.
#9 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [dca16]
Jun 28, 2006 (6:49 pm)
You're still not buying American, but what-de-hey... the Aveo does seem to make people happier than the Suzuki Daewoos, I suspect it's because the car is simpler and Chevy has a stronger dealer organization.
#10 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [csandste]
Jun 28, 2006 (7:06 pm)
You are right! My mistake! But I was told Chevy redesigned some of the "bad" features of the Daewoos. The bottom line is I was going to buy on reputation - Toyota (Scion) - and was glad I took it on a long test drive before deciding. But one must always keep in mind the Aveo is an economy car and even if you bought two in a ten year period it would still be cheaper than most cars once. Talk to me in five years !