I've had this car for a little over two weeks now, and I LOVE IT. As soon as I walked into the Scion showroom, I was hooked. The XD is just beautiful. It's roomy in the front and the back. And while I...
I've had this car for a little over two weeks now, and I LOVE IT. As soon as I walked into the Scion showroom, I was hooked. The XD is just beautiful. It's roomy in the front and the back. And while I will probably never sit in the back, I love that the back seats recline. What an unusual feature. At first glance, it doesn't have as much trunk room as the Fit, BUT once you lower the back seats and make a flat surface, you have lots of room.
The XD rides very smooth, and take corners nicely. The brakes are firm and responsive. And I love the way I sit high on the seat. It took a couple of days to get used to that, but I love the way I can see the road better. It feels like I'm driving a mini SUV.
The XD has lots of storage spots in the front, and the radio is great! Every other car I looked at only had an mp3 jack, but this car has a dedicated ipod jack! So I can control my ipod with the radio controls. Totally Cool. The controls are exactly in the places they need to be, and are easy to read. The seat cushions are comfortable, and the interior styling is really nice.
Since Scion is made by Toyota, I have no doubt that the reliability will be great. My previous car was a 2003 VW Golf, and it gave me headaches, so having a reliable car will be a nice change. The buying experience was wonderful. Scions have "pure pricing" similiar to what Saturn does, and they was NO pressure to get added options, even though the XD comes with plenty. The price you see on the website, is the price you pay so there is no confusing haggling.
I also test drove/researched the Honda Fit and the Nissan Versa, and while they are both great cars, in my opinion, the Scion XD is definitely the superior of the three. I had looked at the Fit for about three months trying to make a decision about buying it, BUT I brought the XD in just three days. Saw it on Thursday, test drove on Friday, drove it off the lot on Saturday! There is so much more good things I can say about this car, but do yourself a favor and just go see for yourself.
Parking is a breeze
Hidden storage compartment in trunk
Basic but good exterior color options
0 to 60 could be faster
trunk space could be slightly larger
cargo cover should be standard