2011 Scion xD Base 1.8
Perfect choice for a commuter car or a city car, or for a couple
The only issue with the car at pickup was a couple of paint bubbles on the hood, which had gone unnoticed during the pre-delivery inspection. As soon as another white one came in, the dealer swapped the hood for us.
While we have only had the car for a few months so far, we are impressed with it more than any other vehicle we have had.
We thoroughly researched owner comments before purchase, and the one which stuck is that the ride is a little choppy. In saying that, it is NOT uncomfortable at all. It is a little car after all.
The main reason for this early comment is regarding the stated gas mileage. Never before have we had a vehicle (out of 27) that actually attains the fuel mileage the manufacturer claims. We get 7.4 litres per 100 km in the city and 5.9 highway, combining for 6.5 or less, depending on the amount of highway.
Our previous vehicle had a stated combined mileage of 8.5; we averaged 10.6 litres
We are saving 4 litres every 100 km - $800 saved so far. More than makes up for it being smaller!!!!
Also lots of room for a small car. Not a performance machine though.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st June, 2012