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Nissan Versa, Scion xA, Hatchback
#41 of 50 Love our Scion XA
Aug 09, 2006 (7:12 pm)
We surprised our 17 year old with a Scion Xa 2 weeks ago. I can't stop trying to bribe the keys out of his hands. It is so much fun to drive. It handles very well.
The deal was under an hour. We didn't know about the "no hassle" until we were at the dealership. My husband and I were "just shopping" when we went to Toyota. We never thought we'd find a full powered car with a sticker of $14,000!
#42 of 50 Re: doesn't anyone want to sell a Scion? [barson]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 10, 2006 (11:25 am)
If you come to San Francisco, go to SF Toyota. These people are an absolutely fabulous dealership for Scion.
#43 of 50 Re: doesn't anyone want to sell a Scion? [Mr_Shiftright]
Aug 11, 2006 (9:08 am)
why are we talking about Sicons in a Versa Forum ????
#44 of 50 Re: doesn't anyone want to sell a Scion? [flightnurse]
Aug 11, 2006 (10:32 am)
Read the title. This is a Versa and Scion discussion.
#45 of 50 Re: doesn't anyone want to sell a Scion? [backy]
Aug 11, 2006 (5:11 pm)
Well if YOU really read where these topics are at, they are under the VERSA forum with a title called Versa / Scion...
#46 of 50 Re: doesn't anyone want to sell a Scion? [flightnurse]
Aug 11, 2006 (5:32 pm)
Take it easy Tony. No one made you boss of the board.
#47 of 50 Re: doesn't anyone want to sell a Scion? [flightnurse]
Aug 11, 2006 (7:31 pm)
AND it is under the Scion forum also. Because it's a discussion about BOTH the Versa and the Scion. That's why it's called "Nissan Versa vs. Scion xA". It's for people to compare the two cars. What a concept!! It's a floor wax AND a dessert topping!!!!
#48 of 50 Versa and xA
Aug 12, 2006 (7:36 am)
Comparison of a 5-speed Versa with an automatic xA:
- the Versa had better acceleration than the xA; the larger engine (1.8L vs. 1.5L) and 5-speed more than compensated for the Versa's extra 340 pounds. Personally I am interested in the 5-speed xA, maybe it's peppier than the automatic.
- despite the center mounted gauges, I thought the xA's dash was more stylish and functional than the Versa's. All the xA's knobs and buttons were easy to identify and reach,and the wheel mounted stereo controls were very useful.
- both vehicles felt roomy on the inside, but I seemed to sit higher and have better visibility in the xA.
- rear seats do fold down flush with the rear cargo floor on the xA (with the driver's seat pushed all the way back and with the headrests on the back seats -- I had the salesperson demonstrate it); on the Versa the rear seats are not flush with the cargo area when folded down, making stowing large boxes, etc., a little awkward.
While the Nissan dealer was just down the street and the salesperson was extremely helpful, my xA test drive took place in Florida, several hundred miles away. Given the attention I was given, I guess it's no surprise that the Florida dealer I visited sells 300 cars a month. Very unlike the Toyota/Scion experience locally.
#49 of 50 If you are serious about the kid...
Jan 31, 2007 (7:29 am)
The Versa is the best car for the money I have ever driven in my life. Period. Scions are cheaply made, have a lackluster engine, and when there are 3 people in the car, drops gas mileage by a good 3-4 mpg, so without any delay I would definately assure you that the versa is much better for the purchase price.
The Versa, though roomie and more comfortable, may not suit what you need. The Mazda3 is a bigger car, and now that you are to be a parent, it's in your absolute best interest to get a vehicle that will last you for quite a while.
DO NOT BUY AMERICAN.
I have owned 1 ford and 1 GMC, both of which died horribly and were poorly constructed for useability.
- Nissan Versa
- Honda Civic / Accord
- Toyota Corolla (Matrix is no good)
- Nissan Altima (used)
#50 of 50 Re: If you are serious about the kid... [carenthusiastv]
Mar 21, 2007 (4:39 pm)
I stumbled upon this discussion thread and was happy to see that the discussion was centered exactly around what I'm trying to decide on. Currently looking at versa, fit, yaris, impreza wagaon and xA (my wife has one and I've loved it, however don't really want to have the same car).
I'm really torn on whether I really need an awd option.
It seems, that for the same features, the AWD for the subaru adds up to 19420 vs. the 14925 for the Nissan Versa S with the power option and ABS and auto trans.
Has anyone manuvered the Versa in snow, or over mountain passes? I snowboard often, and would like to know how well it does in that weather with chains on and without.
Since I really only need AWD 20-30 days out of the year, I'd hate to spend an extra 4000-5000 just to have AWD. I'd rather put $100 towards some heavy duty chains and some emergency equipment in case.
Also, having that extra 8 mpg on highway for 320 days out of the year when i don't need the AWD would really save even more money. I commute about 50 miles a day round-trip I would say.
Thanks for the great info. I was already heavily leaning towards the versa, and this has just about tipped me over. Now it's just a matter of what I really need.