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Scion xB, Scion xD, Future Vehicle, Hatchback, Wagon, SUV
#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.
#335 of 356 scion xd sucks
Jan 16, 2008 (4:11 pm)
this car has been nothing but trouble, frozen fuel door realease latch - I had to literally heat the car have the vent facing the floor on max fan speed for 15 mins to thaw the cable line and finally it would give the latch way for me to fuel the car. A month later driving in the parking lot, the wheels jammed lights flashing, ABS light came on, Vehicle Stability control light and parking brake came on and the car wouldn't budge, had my friend check out the tire while I tapped on the gas, the left rear wheel was on a dead lock. I was advised by the dealer to tow it to the nearest toyota service center- had the techs look at it, they couldn't conclude but their diagnosis reported that the same left rear wheel locked on them while they were performing tests, they speculated a bad cable coz they heard a clicking sound and recommended a cable change. The toyota specialist said that they would perform further testing and called back 24 hrs later and said that it was a brake failure and they would replace it and I would be on my way. I proposed to him the idea what if this had happened on the highway or at a higher speed where numerous things could've gone wrong and how concerned I was about my safety. The specialist said that they don't want to delve into hypothetical scenarios and I guess they will wait until somebody gets injured to actually consider about consumer safety. The specialist also suggested that the car wouldn't qualify for a lemon.
#336 of 356 Re: rear sway bar [719b]
Feb 20, 2008 (11:32 am)
"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."
Yep. I got the rear sway installed about 2 weeks after I got my xD in November. It is awesome! Corners tighter, solid to the ground, ride is smoother, and best of all is: superb wind resistance! A stretch of hwy around here is prone to high winds. I had to drive it during a rain storm w/ wind gusts. I saw the rain pouring down horizontally and said, "Oh, it must be windy." Didn't feel a thing in the car. Sway bar rules! I even made my hubby take it to work during a wind storm for safety's sake. He said suv's and trucks were all over the road but the D was straight and true in the lane. Again, totally worth it!
We call it our MUV: Micro utility vehicle.