"Abomination"0.5 starson by Doopfus1976
Pros: Toyota reliability
Cons: Too many to summarize
Summary: This is Toyota's bid to become the SONY of the auto industry. For years the xB sold out (I doubt I saw a single xB on any Scion/Toyota lot until about a year ago.
The reasons were; it was cavernous inside, got good fuel economy and was startlingly different from anything else out there (and it was inexpensive to boot). Now you have a heavier/larger vehicle with way less useful interior space. I'm 6'4" and in the old model I was comfortable in the front and even the back (with another 6'4" person directly in front of me).
Now, with the newer model I don't fit in the back at all, and I can't really relax in the front, my legs don't have the same level of rake available. And even with the seating dailed all the way down, I am cramped.
What was once a fun boxy shape is now ungainly. This is not a redo, this is an abomination.
The poor sales person was saying how nobody's very happy with it. And the last time I drove by (on Saturday) they had NINE of the bloody things out front. NINE of them.
TOYOTA: Oh, look. We've got this American Sales Division (Scion's are all just Toyota's anywhere else in the world but the U.S.) and we sell a TON of these little toaster-shaped vehicles. We sell out year after year without a single discount or rebate. And better than that, we sell them AS IS and have the accessories bolted on there at the dealership.
This thing is selling like hotcakes, I know, LET'S COMPLETELY CHANGE IT FROM A CUTE LITTLE VEHICLE TO SOME MID-SIZED GAS GULPER THAT IS UGLY AS SIN FROM VIRTUALLY ANY ANGLE AND JACK THE PRICE UP. THOSE STUPID AMERICANS WILL EAT IT UP!
Ah, No FREAKIN' WAY. I hope you get the message, if you have a successful automobile, you TWEAK the design. You change the grill, a LITTLE BIT. You add BLUETOOTH as well as an iPod dock, and some new colours. YOU DO NOT SHOOT THE GOOSE THAT LAID THE GOLDEN EGGS FOR SUPPER! The new xD has been getting really bad reviews. Maybe Scion will quietly disapper. Couldn't happen to a STUPIDER company.
Don't fix it if it ain't broke!
(If you quietly drop this 'thing' and bring back the old xB, all may be forgiven. Maybe.)