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Scion xB, Scion xD, Future Vehicle, Hatchback, Wagon, SUV
#325 of 356 Re: 08 xD vs. 08 Fit Sport [dunderal]
Dec 03, 2007 (3:27 am)
My friend had a Fit and was very displeased with the economy with it. he said that you have to drive it in a very specific way and if you go to the Fit forums you'll find a lot of gripes about the fuel economy of the Fit. It's a great and useful car but his mileage in city driving with the A/C on and by city that's stop and go traffic, he never exceeded 24mpg ever. He was so ticked off that he sold the car as he felt it should have a lot more power if it was getting only 24mpg in the city.
I haven't driven the Scion xD but my wife kind of likes it. I sat in one but didn't drive it. The Fit has a ton of room, it's just amazing! The xD has more adjustments to the rear seats and seems more people friendly. The Fit is very cargo friendly. I did drive a Fit and found the power ok for the city but highway trips i don't think it's got enough power. The xD is basically a Corolla engine in a Yaris platform with a Daihatsu body. The Fit is a full Honda. Again I haven't driven an xD yet but I did notice it had a very high beltline. Neither car has seat height adjustment a big thing for my wife.
The xD looks more aggressive, the Fit more like a
You really have to go out and drive them back to back in similar situations to what you drive everyday and base you decision on what you like best. You can only do so much online before you have to drive them and decide. My wife will need a new car soon, she wants a MINI, not all that possible because the dealer is almost 2 hours away. Similar cars are the xD and the Fit. but I think she should get a base Subaru 2.5i wagon because she has trouble driving in the snow on all the hills we have. Fuel economy is a factor as is price. Honda is coming out with an all new Fit in 2009 and it corrects the lack of a dead pedal, lack of an armrest and is more stable on the highway.
Go out and drive both, and see which one you prefer.
Dec 03, 2007 (10:26 am)
Both the subaru and mini will be over 20k. The mini will brake down a lot and the subaru will get bad mpg (all wheel drive). The new fit will not be out until late next year. That leaves the little D. Happy shopping The xD is the more stable on the hway when considering the fit v xD. Especially if you get a little wider tires.
Subaru makes a good solid car. I like the impreza but the price tag and especially the mpg kill the deal for me.
#327 of 356 Re: 08 xD vs. 08 Fit Sport [tiff_c]
Dec 06, 2007 (11:20 am)
dunderal: 4 wheel drive is unbeatable in icy/snowy conditions, but remember: the Xd is available with vehicle stability and traction control (which I am going to be ordering on my Xd) as soon as my Corolla sells. The order code is VSC and other than the automatic transmission is the ONLY factory option available ($650) and well worth the cost. I don't need a lot of expensive option fluff. The car, as it comes, is essentially loaded as it is.
#328 of 356 Re: h [ohplezz]
Dec 06, 2007 (11:35 am)
Scion financing is very competitive. The rate you pay depends on your credit score. Our saleslady gladly brought out a comparison sheet of the various interest rates. I will be paying (when we buy) the lowest rate (just barely!) because my credit scores average 720 when combined. 720 and up gets the best rate of 6.05% - so each individual situation is distinct. 6.05 for 60 months is excellent. Just slightly higher (I think it's 7.0%) for 84 months - but who wants to go that long?? That the rate for 720 scores or higher.
#329 of 356 Re: hmm [grayliner]
Dec 06, 2007 (11:42 am)
You are right. It drives me crazy when they show prices that DO NOT include the $620 destination charge. You cannot buy one of these without paying the destination charge, so why the disinformation? (Probably to draw people in, I suppose). Yes, the model with automatic (and required destination charge of $620) is $15,970 out the door with no other options. But they never add in the destination charge. Another one of those "oh, by the way" things.
#330 of 356 Re: hmm [ohplezz]
Dec 06, 2007 (11:46 am)
I understand there is a Corolla hybrid down the road a bit. It's funny - diesels were a big deal in the 80's - everybody offered one and then the interest largely died out, except for Mercedes and VW, anyway. Now it's a big deal again.
#331 of 356 Re: h [rick294]
Dec 06, 2007 (1:29 pm)
720n becan score is tier one credit. You should be getting 5.5 if you shopped it. My score is 724.
My CU is giving me 60 months at 4.87. Like I said, scion credit sucks.
#332 of 356 Re: The new Scions: 2008 xB and xD [nippononly]
Jan 07, 2008 (8:43 pm)
I just bought my Scion XD and I love it. It drives really well and I'm already starting to upgrade different things on the car, it is very addictive.
#333 of 356 rear sway bar
Jan 15, 2008 (1:03 pm)
has anyone purchased a 2008 scion xd and added a rear sway bar after they owned the car for awhile? i'd like to know if there is a noticeable improvement in handling.