• Steaming Pile Posted: 3/5/2008 5:52pm PST

    They took the original xA and xB, made them uglier and heavier with poorer fuel economy, and expected people to just buy them because they were made by Toyota of Japan. I love my little xA, even though it has the little 1.5L sewing machine motor in it. It's fun, it's cute, and it gets 35 MPG no matter how much I toss it around. They kinda forgot that with the xD.

  • Tote Posted: 3/6/2008 3:34pm PST

    I am seriously considering buying an xB. I like the relaxed feel of the 2.4 Litre engine here in the mountain areas. The old xB was great at buzzing around town but it was a pain in the donky when you hit the road to one of the many ski, camping, snowboarding or picnic areas that are all in a 30 minute radius of my home. I drove a new xB to park city and never had to take it out of 5th gear. The old one had the engine screaming in 3rd gear just to keep up with the traffic going up I-80.
    The xD feels like last years xB but with more zip from the engine.
    The old xA was like a Yaris with more upright bodywork, and a lot more standard equipment.

  • Larry Posted: 3/7/2008 12:22am PST

    Drove the new XB, nice. It could do with a little better gas mileage though. Wanted a sun roof was told only available on a one color special model. Give me a brake. Dealer seemed to have a attitude problem (like the VW dealers used to be) didn't seem to interested in making a sell so maybe we will have to wait until KIA comes along with theirs....