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#12 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [andy_h]
Jun 29, 2006 (5:08 am)
Even though it has a low domestic content in its build, at least those who buy the Italian designed Aveo are supporting an American company.
#13 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [csandste]
Jun 29, 2006 (1:32 pm)
I am a very happy and proud owner of a 2004 Chevy Aveo that I bought brand new (being 22 years old, it was my first new car). At the time, I had it down to the Aveo and the Scion XA on my shopping list. After much comparision the Aveo to me seemed like the obvious choice. The Scion to me didn't seem very impressive. The A/C took forever to cool the car, there wasn't enough legroom behind the driver's seat for my 6'5'' frame. the cargo space was tiny behind the rear seats (plus the pull out cargo cover was a pain in the butt), the clear plastic cover for the storage area in the console looked cheap and like it would scratch and discolor and the silly center instruments were annoying. Once I factored in the Aveo's $5K lower price, 0% GMAC financing, and IMO classier Euro-looks, it was an easy choice.
#14 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [csandste]
Jun 29, 2006 (3:23 pm)
An Aveo is as American as a Ford built in Mexico with Mexican parts and labors as a GM built in Canada with Canadian parts and labors.
#15 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [andy_h]
Jun 30, 2006 (5:04 am)
Ford, Chrysler, GM, Toyota, Nissan, VW, and possibly others, have manufactures using Mexican labors. Remember NAFTA?
#16 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [andy_h]
Jun 30, 2006 (7:16 pm)
I suspect that the parts in NAFTA vehicles move over both borders in both directions. The Aveo is thoroughly Korean (I think, I haven't checked the Moroney labels lately).
#17 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [csandste]
Jun 30, 2006 (10:26 pm)
Well, Mr. Moroney: Do you think a Ford built in Mexico with Mexican parts and labors and a GM built in Canada with Canadian parts and labors, American?
#18 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [andy_h]
Jul 01, 2006 (4:54 am)
The Mexican parts thing is just that, Mexican as far as I know. Those who build in Canada are considered U.S. built and it has been that way for decades.
The Aveo has 6% domestic content similar to the Nissan and Toyota's sub-compacts.
#19 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [scieduc8tor]
Jul 18, 2006 (12:30 pm)
it has been awhile since your 1st post...but i was wondering if you finally bough the scion or the aveo??
mind to tell us?! and i am interested in your feedback!!!
my husband wants me to get the scion xA... i almost eliminated the aveo after reading all the post in the aveo forum...seems there are a lot of problems with it...i haven't seen anything about xA having many problems. i do like the rio5 hatch and the versa that is apparently a better car than the scion, according to new owners. i will have to see for myself but my husband is sold on the scion and i have to admit that with scions, you dont need to consider which trim you want, power this or power that, it is all there already! you can add air bags and some cosmetic stuff but everything else comes with every scion.that is a selling point for me
#20 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA (NOT THE HOST HERE)
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jul 18, 2006 (2:36 pm)
Seems like the only persistent "complaint" of sorts with the xA is that for some people the AC doesn't cool down fast enough on a really hot day. Mine's pretty good but you do have to use the MAX FAN setting, which is loud. Once you've driven 10-15 minutes I can cut down to #2 setting on the highway and #3 setting on city streets.
I'm sure the Aveo is a swell car. I only bought the xA because of reliability concerns as the car aged a few years.
I figured "Toyota? What can go wrong?"
Also my local Scion dealer is outstanding, He wears suit and tie and clicks to attention as I walk in. My Chevy dealer has his feet on the desk and is smoking.