Scion: The MySpace of Cars

Scion: The MySpace of Cars

There are 7 comments on the Wired News story from Nov 10, 2007, titled Scion: The MySpace of Cars. In it, Wired News reports that:

“With all due respect to Toyota, Scion, and Scion's very savvy San Francisco-based ad agency, Attik, I just don't get it.”

A week spent behind the oddly undersized wheel of a 2008 Scion xB has left me feeling old and confused. via Wired News

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Jack Bowers

Newberry, FL

#1 Nov 18, 2007
Wow! I've never seen such a one sided bash fest for a vehicle. I will definitely argue the fact that the Honda Fit drives better than the xB2. Second, I will also argue the fact that it is not cool. And it is also a fact that Scion xB is Love it or Hate it!!! There is no in between and there shouldn't be any. Toyota makes enough bland cars and car companies in general have very little creativity and imagination.
The simple fact that Toyota took a chance and created something that invokes such emotion is a testament to its sales genious. We do want different. We do want emotion. And yes, we do want to love anything that everyone else hates! And by the way, I am 35 and I feel 25 when I drive my xB2. More STANDARD features than ANYTHING in its class period and less than $17,000. AND it's a Toyota.

“#1 Autos Editor”

Since: Apr 07

Plano, TX

#2 Nov 18, 2007
The new Scions are all eyesores and they are not cool. The old xB was kind of too square and plain, but atleast it was different, so that made it "cool". The new curvy styling is a rip off of Camry and the new Corolla, and I hate the blank spot between the back door and the rear end. Scion is just a name, not cool cars anymore, Yaris will probably be more popular.

“#1 Autos Editor”

Since: Apr 07

Plano, TX

#4 Nov 18, 2007
Yes, but more mature "cool" people are stepping into Fusions and Edges.
SactoEric

Oakland, CA

#5 Jan 29, 2008
There are too many people with nothing better to do than talk trash about cars on many general topic forums. I prefer to stick together with other 2nd Gen xB owners on sites like http://NewScionxB.com

“Hondata and Contiki Sr”

Since: Jan 08

Oakville, Canada

#6 Jan 29, 2008
Scion is another GREAT car, I might want a XB or a XA soon, they are good looking cars, I like small style, compact is way to go. Scion is part of toyota=SCION IS BEST!:p

“#1 Autos Editor”

Since: Apr 07

Plano, TX

#7 Jan 29, 2008
Scion was never great, but these new ones are just UGLY!! They are eyesores but luckily not many are around.
greg

AOL

#8 Jan 30, 2008
Scion, good lord, I have never seen an uglier vehicle...even those really old Volkswagens looks better.

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