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Pros: interior space
Advice: well-built, economical, and fuel efficient..this car does it all.This car is well-built, drives/handles well, has a ton of space inside, and overall delivers a lot for a little money.
Pros: general fit and finish throughout the car
Cons: door panels show scuff marks yoo easily
Advice: car comes very well equipped so no options are really neededI purchased a 2008 Scion xD in January. At present, it has 2000 miles on odometer. I am very pleased with its driving position, seat support, adequate acceleration, comfortable ride,handeling, road feel from the power steering, fit and finish. I am getting 31-33 mpg which is mostly highway driving. The instrument panel appearance has both positive [ speedometer, tachometer, odometer, radio ] and negative [ heater ventilation controls] aspects. My only complaint is the door panels show scuff marks very easily. Thus far, I am very pleased with the car.
Pros: The ride
Cons: No clock
Advice: be sure to drive it before you buy it. Make sure it fits you and your needsJust purchased the scion xb and I find the ride very smooth and comfortable. It truly has to feel of a car with the comfort of an suv. I get the same mileage and pick up as I did with my impala which surprises me a great deal. The interior is extremely roomy and comfortably fits me at 5'7' and my fiance at 6'11' in both the drivers and passenger seats
Pros: Utility & Space
Cons: Front seat arm rests
Advice: Get over the unique looks and take one for a test drive!This is a great family vehicle for the money. Overall Toyota quality and unique design makes this a can't miss purchase.
Pros: It's dynamic looks compared to the run of the mill 'Used Soap Bar' cars.
Cons: My right knee hits on the shift console.
Advice: Don't drive it unless you're prepared to buy.This car is to the new millenium what the VW bettle was to the last.
Pros: Its size.
Cons: The interior marks pretty easily. Power is lacking a bit.
Advice: Great on gas and very affordable. If you keep it clean, hauling 4 people is a breeze.I own this vehicle, so I have thoroughly tested it. Its size is very manageable, and if I need rear cargo room, I just fold down the seats. It's get up and go is a little lacking but that's not the car, it's the engine. And since it's a stick shift, I can get all the acceleration I need.
Pros: How roomy it was both in the front seats and the back
Cons: It took me a few weeks to get used to not having an armrest
Advice: If you want a roomy, fun, inexpensive little car, GET IT! I loved mineOverall, I was very pleased with my purchase of the Scion XB. I was in a car accident and the car was deemed a total loss and my passenger and I walked out with minor bruises and scrapes. I would recommend this car to everyone! I just purchased the Scion XB 2008.