Wife's Car But I Drive It More !!
By jim@clt on
2008 Scion xD 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)
Bought used fron son of a friend who was going overseas-never considered Scion,but glad we did-it's a great car. We bought it just as gas was going +$4.00 so 34+MPG sold us.Small on outside, but deceptively spacious inside-X-L-NT ergonomics. I'm 6'1"and I'm comfortable driving or as passenger. Took several 500+ mile trips and no road weariness at all. 4 cyl engine has more than enough oomph for our driving style and tranny shifts smoothly. Long list of standard features(optional on most cars)was a big +.Compacts and subcompacts used to be synonymous with cheap and cramped, but in today's car market,cars in this segment are anything but. Toyota build quality and Scion pricing-can't go wrong.
Like the easy to fold down rear seat with flat storage area.Great stereo & like controls in steering wheel.Like cup holders in door that fit & hold water bottles.Like key/remote all in one, but would hate to see price to replace if lost.Textured dash & interior surfaces easy to clean-looks classy.
As said before, a center console/ armrest should be a standard item, as should a rear cargo tray. A variable speed intermitent wiper control should also be a no-brainer. Tire inflation sensors are nice-but why not tell us which tire is low? 5k maintainance light ia a pain to reset.