Pick Your Scion Lineup

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

As the latest sales show (and have been showing for some time now) Scion is one hot mess. And though the best advice we can give is for Toyota to start selling its JDM confections as Toyotas, somehow we don’t think the big T wants to hear it. Instead, why not pick a new lineup from the latest batch of Daihatsu concepts shown at the Tokyo show [courtesy: AutoBild]? Or better yet, post a link to other Toyota/Daihatsu products that could pep up the least youthful “youth brand’s” sales. After all, anything would be better than leaving Scion as-is.

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  • JuniorMint JuniorMint on Oct 10, 2009

    HAHA OHHH MAN YOU GUYS WITH YOUR MOVING BOX AND BREAD TRUCK AND FRIDGE COMMENTS ARE SOOOO FUNNY, or would be if those jokes hadn't been making the rounds since 2004. Got any zingers about chickens crossing roads? Any of the four of them would be better than the current crop. And I say that as an example of the original formula working: I was 23 when I bought my xB (waited 6 weeks for it) and I had only bought GM trucks until then. I wanted something that I could afford, that wouldn't break after 36 months, and that would alienate Baby Boomers. Enter the Gen 1 xB - check, check and check! As previously indicated, average buying age for Scion was 36. And that's not even taking into account the slew of 80-year-olds I see in first-gen boxes...so somewhere there must be an entire state of 20-somethings with Scions. I suspect California. The original formula was geared toward young people but also appealed to thrifty and old people. The new formula is geared apparently at bitter focus-group participants (who all probably have Camries at home), and appeals to nobody. FIX PLZ. What about the Gen 2 bB? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toyota_bB That's baffling, ugly, small and economical...should be a hit!

  • FreedMike FreedMike on Oct 12, 2009

    I think these cars were designed by R2-D2 during a bad acid trip.

  • Grant P Farrell Oh no the dealership kept the car for hours on two occasions before giving me a loaner for two months while they supposedly replaced the ECU. I hate cords so I've only connected it wirelessly. Next I'm gonna try using the usb-c in the center console and leaving the phone plugged in in there, not as convenient but it might lower my blood pressure.
  • Jeff Tiny electrical parts are ruining today's cars! What can they ...
  • CEastwood From zero there is nowhere to go but up . BYD isn't sold in the U.S. and most Teslas are ugly azz 90s looking plain jane drone mobiles . I've only seen one Rivian on the road and it 's not looking good for them . I live out in the sticks of NW NJ and EVs just aren't practical here , but the local drag strip thrives in the warmer months with most cars making the trip from New York .
  • Lorenzo Aw, that's just the base price. Toyota dealers aren't in the same class as BMW/Porsche upsellers, and the Toyota base is more complete, but nobody will be driving that model off the lot at that price.
  • Mike The cost if our busing program is 6.2 million for our average size district in NJ. It was 3.5 last year.