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Scion xB, Scion xD, Future Vehicle, Hatchback, Wagon, SUV
#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.
#337 of 356 Re: rear sway bar [cjshow]
Feb 20, 2008 (8:12 pm)
thanks for your reply. with all the standard equipment, the only things i feel is necessary to enhance the driving experience is the stability control and rear sway bar.
there are many cosmetic options, but i feel they are over priced.
#338 of 356 are scions sold for msrp or can i haggle
Mar 17, 2008 (7:03 am)
the sales person sions are sold like saturns. the msrp price is the selling price. no competition from other dealers at all. is this true? if so, whats the point of shoing the invoice price on edmunds.com and kbb.com?
i'm comparing the scion xd and a toyota matrix. as for build quality, which would you pick?
#339 of 356 Re: are scions sold for msrp or can i haggle [svec7186]
Mar 17, 2008 (11:06 am)
don't be fooled by the selling price because they aren't all the same. the sticker prices are all the same, but some dealers will add hundreds of dollars in fees to pad their profit... or tell you that the pin striping will be $300, or the scotch guard that was put on before you bought the car will cost you $450, or the "special" paint treatment that is on the car will cost an extra $500.
#340 of 356 You Can't Haggle, But Some Dealers Sell for Less, Also Pay Attention to ...
Mar 17, 2008 (12:10 pm)
You Can't Haggle, But Some Dealers Sell for Less, Also Pay Attention to ...your trade-in value.
Longo Toyota in El Monte, CA, recently discounted all their in-stock xB's by about $300 per vehicle. Dealers are allowed to discount, so long as they give the same discount (aka "menu pricing") to all customers.
Also most car transactions involve a trade-in, and the amount you are offered on your trade-in is all over the place. Since Scion doesn't give discounts on the new cars usually, or rebates, or offer sales, I would try to get top dollar on my trade-in. There was a recently published article about how Scion sales are down 29% (no longer "flavor of the month") so you might have some luck.
May 09, 2008 (9:19 pm)
I rented an xD last week. Drove 150 miles. Roads from 35 to 70mph speed limit. I thought it was pretty nice. Quiet on the freeway, a pleasant surprise, and the radio was much nicer than my Sienna. I especially like the shape of the door panel. It allowed me to spead my knee like I like to. Was able to do the same with my right knee. Seat was pretty good. Not bad, but a touch nicer would help. Not a deal-breaker, though. I don't think it's a good car for 4, but I drive alone most of the time, and the xD would work very well for one or two. I think a road trip would be alright in this. I saw a number of them today when I went 65 miles away to go for a hike. Price of gas really sold 'em this week around here!
I want to rent the xB, but I don't do it in advance, just on a whim, as the dealer is 50 miles away, and the xB is never there. I do it on my days off sometimes. A year and a half ago they had unlimited mileage. I would do a 300-500 mile loop in a day. Had some fun trips!! That was before the xD and the new xB. Drove this gen Camry, Rav4, Yaris, and also the '06 Sienna. Now it's 200 miles a day
#342 of 356 Cargo Mat and Dog Barrier
May 11, 2008 (4:53 am)
Hi - I am interested in a couple of after market products. The first is a rubber cargo mat the covers the entire back with the rear seats down. The second is a cage-like barrier used for hauling dogs. Does anyone know if either exist for the xD?
#343 of 356 Re: Cargo Mat and Dog Barrier [gunadi]
May 12, 2008 (9:48 am)
Almost all the Car Magazines have ads in them for Mats. WeatherTech and Mats.com I think they are connected business-wise, they list together. Very nice stuff, and a large inventory for cars, trucks, vans, suv's and crossovers. I have a hunch there may not be anything for an xD yet. My hunches aren't always right, though. I'm not going to check online and then rewrite this Post. I'll check after I sign out of here and see!
#344 of 356 Automatic Power Door Locks
May 26, 2008 (6:26 pm)
Hi, I just bought my Scion xD 2008 last Saturday and find really amazing with all the features and it runs really great and it's really roomy. I love it. Gas mileage is really very good. I just have a question if the door locks itself when you put in the gear because the one I bought it didn't do it automatically, does anybody have any idea about this? I would really appreciate any response that would help me here.
May 27, 2008 (5:25 am)
does the xd have auto off lights when the car is turned off? i think it had day time driving lights but that all i know about the lights.