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Cons: too small button for audio system
Advice: worth a lookVery comfort, smooth drive, handling is good. Powerfull engine compare with RAV4.
Cons: The Noise
Advice: Don't botherLoud, abnoxious, slow, top heavy little teenie tiny minature car. Although it seems larger on the inside than outside it really is not. The 145hp engine is loud and I mean LOUD! The car justs feels like a disposable car. Pass it up for anything except maybe a Kia.
Pros: Love the radio control on the steering wheel (6 CD in dash), Appreciate the availability of 4x4, and the 3rd row seating (plus 7yr/100,000 warranty)
Cons: Lack of High RPM Torque. Once you're up to speed say 65 mph getting to the next level takes time. The Low end Torque is OK.
Advice: Use all that extra cash you saved for your homeThe dealer we dealt with was excited not pushy. The car was surprisingly appealing with Wood trim, leather, 6 CD in Dash, heated seats. The sizing felt RIGHT, not too big and not too small. On the road it handled well, the driving position is nice. Just enough of everything you that you look for, with the storage, cupholders and 12-volt plugs. My wife has'nt driven my G20 since we purchased the XL-7. And she never drove our Mazda MPV so its not the size or driving position. I was surprised by it initially upon our first look but it well worth the look, we went back to the dealer ready to buy and did. We've been stopped and asked questions, How do we like it, looks nice, Wow it does blah, blah, blah.
Pros: Appearance & gas mileage
Cons: Cant see the front of the hood
Advice: Dont hesitate-buy itIt has a very responsive & quick pick up has nice turning radius,I get plenty of stares & (what kind of car is that)-It is the first smaller car i have owned & I love it. Highly recomend it.Plenty of cargo space even for my wheel chair,with the back seats left up.
Pros: Audio controls on steering wheel.
Cons: My right knee rubs against the center console; but I am 6'3'.
Advice: The third row looks small from the outside, make sure you actually crawl back there and sit like you would if you were riding there. Plenty of room.We were fortunate enough to test drive in a storm and the XL-7 performed beautifully. This was after the dry run, which also went well. Handling is quick and responsive. You can hardly feel the potholes in the road, and noise is minimal.
Pros: The sound system
Advice: Don't judge this car by its cover.Overall I found the Aerio very fun to drive(much to my suprise). The 5-speed is easy to drive and gives you plenty of pep. The cockpit is stylish easy to use w/a digital instrument panel. Pletty of space inside and a large trunk. The stereo/CD player w/6 speakers is quite powerful, better than most cars costing twice this price. I had a problem with the headrest it seemed to be to curved and to far back. The only other thing I disliked was the fact I couldn't adjust the height of the drivers seat.
Pros: Power, back seat leg room, easy to park and maneuver.
Cons: Not enough torque, small and tight in cargo and seating.
Advice: Compare this to other manufacturers' and make the choice that is right for you.I was recently lent this while my car was being serviced. It has good h.p. but lacks enough torque. It has good back seat leg room but little front seat. It lacks sufficient cargo room. It is tight on the hips, shoulders and head. It is not available with a sunroof. Nor is it available with traction control, although it has a full ladder frame. It had a 4-speed AOD transmission with lockout. I found out it is the shortest in its class which makes it the easiest to park and maneuver but small and tight. So, I leave the choice up to each individual. I suggest to compare it to other manufacturers and see which is right for you.