12-04-2003, 08:53 PM
Hi, long time lurker first time poster. Just got the scions in at my toyota dealership here in Maryland and I got my test drive in. First off, I really liked the way the car looked in person, I thought the photos were cool, but the proportions in real life are perfect. Even the XB is starting to grow on me now that I've seen it in person :) . But on to the test drive... The handling felt nice, real tight not like the "boats" I'm used to driving, the acceleration was a bit sluggish (auto, don't know stick... yet!) but better than what I had expected considering the Hp, the front seats were nice and comfy, a lil stiff but I like that, the interior looked GREAT, I was thoroughly impressed for a car in it's price range, and everything felt like it was built around me which is nice, the only exception is where they put the power window buttons, it was a lil difficult to get to, driving on the highway went well, that 1.5L engine is no joke, I easily got up to speed, merged, everything was fine, and with the handling the on ramps and off ramps were real fun (speed limits are SOOO just suggestions), my only real complaint is that the ride was a bit bumpy, but nothing some better springs couldn't take care of I'm assuming. All in all I've become infatuated with the XA, definatly the car I'm going to buy, if only I didn't have to wait till Feb, ARGH you west coast people are sooo lucky! Hehe, sorry for such the long post, but I was just so excited about my test drive I had to talk about it to someone, thanks for reading!