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#20 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA (NOT THE HOST HERE)
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jul 18, 2006 (1:36 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.
#21 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA (NOT THE HOST HERE) [Mr_Shiftright]
Jul 21, 2006 (1:02 pm)
i cant' help but laugh... the scion dealer here was outstanding too. very helpful and was wearing a suit the chevy dealer was not smoking but was a lot more relax, no suit or tie and we felt like we were wasting his time because we were not ready to buy that day...my husband and i agree that we would buy from the scion guy and the good thing, that dealer sells, toyota, scion and chevy!!
#22 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA (NOT THE HOST HERE) [canuck785]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 10, 2006 (11:27 am)
You know, if you shop car but don't shop service, that could be a mistake.
Aug 10, 2006 (7:34 pm)
it kind of makes me wonder how a person is to tell that their local Scion dealer will give them good service, in advance. Basically, I feel that if you are shooting straight with people you'll get the best possible service from them that they can give.
A person has to be realistic, too, about just how good of service one can expect. If the Scion you want isn't available right when you want it, you're gonna have to wait. I mean, some of the criticism against new car dealers is just not justified.
Some of it is and that is my point. Word of mouth is one way and looking at Internet opinions of new car dealers wouldn't hurt, if you can find ones for the exact new car dealer you're going to be dealing with.
#24 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA (NOT THE HOST HERE) [Mr_Shiftright]
Aug 21, 2006 (12:22 pm)
i am with you on this one!
i am still shopping (little delay for my purchase ) and the service I am getting in person or by email is important!
for example, i am still waiting for 2 reply to my email asking for a new car coming out next month..so 2 dealers, selling the same brand are not giving a very good impression so far..makes me wonder...
as for the scion/toyota/chevy dealer, he keeps in touch with me, in a very polite, non pushy manner, obviously, i know he wants my business and that is ok with me. there is a fine line between being pushy and business oriented and he is doing just the right thing.
#25 of 50 Re: Shifty... [iluvmysephia1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Sep 09, 2006 (9:31 am)
I think the sales experience does reflect your potential service experience, definitely!!!
#26 of 50 Buying American Propoganda
Dec 30, 2006 (6:04 pm)
Give it a rest. Making decisions about products being built in America is like refusing to shop at Wal-Mart, Target or any department store for that matter. Read the stats, the percentage of 100% American made products is insignificant enough to stop stressing those of us who don't care. Do you watch food labels for nitrite? Further, if you are so concerned about buying American...don't buy gas for your car. Where do you think the oil/gas comes from people?
#27 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [poncho167]
Jun 27, 2007 (9:53 am)
Buying a 2006 or 2007 Aveo doesn't support an American company at all. The AVEO is a GMDAT product produced in Korea and sold in over 140 countries around the world. GM is a world-wide automotive company with PACAT (GM China), Holden (GM Australia), Opel/Vauxhall (GM of Europe) all involved in the development of the new '07 Aveo. GM USA was not part of the redesign of the new Aveo sedan.
#28 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [richard1haines]
Jun 29, 2007 (1:46 pm)
"Buying a 2006 or 2007 Aveo doesn't support an American company at all."
How do you figure that. GM is an American company and they own the majority of Daewoo. So any Aveo sold is more money for them. Any Aveo sold in the U.S. makes GM and the dealer more $$$. Why would they sell it if there wasn't going to be a profit?
#29 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [poncho167]
Jun 30, 2007 (4:47 pm)
GM is not an American owned company - it's an international company with brands Holden, Daewoo, Opel, Vauxhall GMDAT, PACAT and others. Profit will go back to all of GM not just GM of USA with the majority of the profits going back to GMDAT in Korea and PACAT in China.