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Toyota Prius, Scion xD, Car Comparisons
#14 of 21 Re: Scion XD vs Prius.....Prius vs Scion XD [danbeau]
Mar 26, 2008 (5:51 pm)
The xD is a 3rd car for us...my daily driver is an '06 Civic Ex, and my partners is an '05 STS. We wanted a replacement for a V8 Grand Cherokee that we could throw the kayaks on and haul the animals around in
The xD or Fit or whatever we get will be a second car for us. Our primary car is a 2008 Civic Si. I need very supportive seats and the Si is great for that.
I find myself liking the Subaru STI but hate the fuel economy of it. Make a nice family car but my wife can't push the clutch all the way to the floor even with the seat all the way forward.
#15 of 21 Best bang!
Mar 27, 2008 (3:32 pm)
I compared them all (Prius, XD, Civic, Sentra...) and the best bang for your buck was.... are you ready for this?
Interior is top notch, feels like mini Lexus and the deal was excellent. Fully loaded 2008 Sentral SL (with leather, sunroof etc...) was $17k + tax! This was below invoice plice - rebate - coupon.
Gas mileage is rated almost identical to xD, but Sentra is bigger and slighly more powerful car... Anyway, I suggest to test drive one before you make a decision.
Also, my wife appreciates the look of it more then xD that I wanted on the first place
#16 of 21 Prius vs XDq
Apr 02, 2008 (8:27 pm)
Still so torn! The dealer called today and offered a 2008 Scion XD for 15,379 - batteries and tires for life, 3 year bumper to bumper etc etc.
I wish the Prius wasn't so expensive..... I want it more than the XD. I like it's looks better, the mileage, the size etc. Everything but the price!!!
#17 of 21 REVISED: Prius is out, Matrix is in. MATRIX vs Scion XD or XB
Apr 06, 2008 (10:22 am)
Help Needed Please!! After a month of research, I just can't make the numbers work for the Prius, sadly. I want to be very conservative with my money these days. Therefore, it's down to the Matrix or the Scion. Used Matrix or 2008 Scion. Dealer offered $15,300 with 3 year B to B and free tires/batteries for life: 15,300 + tax etx for the XD. Nothing yet on the Matrix.
Any thoughts and opinions greatly appreciated!!!
#18 of 21 Re: REVISED: Prius is out, Matrix is in. MATRIX vs Scion XD or XB [mzmowie]
Apr 06, 2008 (3:18 pm)
Having recently had the same choice to make, We chose the xD. Both the purchase price and gas mileage seemed to be better, and we found the interior layout to be more funtional for our needs.
#19 of 21 Re: REVISED: Prius is out, Matrix is in. MATRIX vs Scion XD or XB [mzmowie
Jun 18, 2008 (12:29 am)
I went into the Toyota dealer last week looking for a Prius and drove out in a Scion XD. I paid about 21K when all was said and done. By total coincidence, my brother went into a Toyota dealer the day before looking for something with a base price of 11K (I donít remember what it was). He ended up buying a Prius. He paid 34K. Of coarse he didnít drive out of the dealer in it (it should arrive any day now).
I took my XD on a 320 mile trip which included 3 mountain passes (Snoqualmie, Blewitt, and Stephens, Wa.) I got 36.2 mpg. I had my eyes glued to the MPG indicator and it really affected my driving habits. I probably would have gotten much lower mpg if the indicator were not there.
In the city Iím getting about 25 mpg when Iím driving like an ass and about 28 when Iím driving like a polite Seattleite.
So far I am liking the Scion. It is quick enough. One thing though, on the highway, the steering seems just a bit squirrelly. Like if you budge the wheel on accident while you are messing with the Zune (iPod), you might swerve a bit more than you expect.
Next month my brother and I will be driving our new cars from Seattle to Yellowstone and back. We will compare notes and Iíll post the results on this blog.
#20 of 21 Re: Scion XD vs Prius.....Prius vs Scion XD [danbeau]
Sep 21, 2008 (1:19 pm)
how were you able to get them to discount the scion xD when its a no haggle price???
#21 of 21 Re: Scion XD vs Prius.....Prius vs Scion XD [annelei1]
Oct 21, 2008 (8:08 pm)
I've been shopping for an xD for about a month. I'm an experienced buyer and I've tried to negotiate price with several dealers. I've used a number of strategies, but nothing has worked. So far they are sticking to their pure price creed. One of the things that bothers me about Scion is that most options like upgrade radio, sound shield, spoiler, etc are not installed and costed by the manufacturer. They are installed at "Port" after the car enters the US from Japan. This means that the traditional car buying approach of comparing invoice vs. MSRP for various options cannot be known. We all know that if the Scion.com price for, say, a spoiler is $385, the dealer surely isn't paying $385. With other cars, it is possible to know how much the dealer pays. Edmunds doesn't offer any data to help in this area.