Thankfully, my parents were willing to go around and do lots of shopping with me and one night I came across the new line of Scion cars at a dealership. I was drawn to their sleek and cool look, then the price, and last their impressive gas mileage. Really, I didn't really understand much about gas mileage, only that my Dad and the salesman kept saying it was really good. When I asked if I could take it for a test drive, I couldn't believe it when the salesman told me the one I was
Driving home I was even more WOWED with multi-colored lights rotating in the dash board, and a front compartment that glowed like a nice warm candle welcoming me home. At age 24 I found a car that felt just right for me and had one of those moments when you think that everyone must be looking at you when really you're just experiencing an out of body moment with yourself. I tried my BEST not to get in an accident as I continued to drive home....here I am 5 years later, still as happy with it as I was when I drove it off the lot- now how many people can say that about their car? I've also yet to ever have anything go wrong with it, and I now fully appreciate it's awesome gas mileage!
How awesome is it....31 town 38 highway, although I hear that they keep getting better with age. Unfortunately they no longer make the model XA anymore but you can buy new XD's which are pretty similar. Other questions that I often get (this car seems to be quite the conversation starter), are....
"How do you pronounce Scion?"
The answer is like this: "Sigh-On."
"How is it with a kid?"
"We were able to fit a rear facing Chicco seat behind the passenger with still enough room for someone up front to sit but not adjust their seat. We can fit our Chicco full-sized stroller in the trunk. There's also an option for the back seats to drop down 60/40 so that you can have full access to a flat bed in the back through the hatch back. Right now our Britax car seat fits great forward facing in the back seat with full room for the front passenger. We also like that we don't have to worry about the car rolling since Scions sit lower to the ground."
Is it as small inside as it looks?
No! In fact, that's one of the first things people say when they get in "Oh, this isn't as small as I thought it would be!"
So, thank you Ms. Scion for 5 really good years of safe, stylish, and happy driving. I know that one day our family will out grow you, but until then I'm still enjoying the ride, lovin' the cash saved on gas, and peace of mind that I'm helping by polluting less in the environment.