Originally Posted by moostang104314
I was wondering what some people thought about Scion. Good idea from Toyota? Bad idea? Leave your comments.
And which Scion would you buy if you had to get one?
xA = heap
xB = good idea for those space concious
tC = excellent value
Would I get any? Probably not. I wouldn't thionk of getting a xA, I'd get most any SUV or truck over the xB and i'd get a base RSX over the tC. Checked out the new RSX-S for 2005?
Changes include :
4.39 final gear to a 4.77
Sway bars F/R old: 23mm/19mm new: 26.5mm/21mm
steering ratio old: 15.1:1 new: 14.9:1 (it already has tight steering)
16x6.5 -> 17x7 wheels
205/55 r16 -> 215/45 r17 tires
hp rating old: 200hp new: 210hp
tq rating old: 142ftlbs new:143ftlbs
7900rpms -> 8100rpms
Now for the mechanical changes:
ITR intake manifold
Larger throttle body
Higher flow exhaust
Revised look of gauge cluster with white faced gauges
Low profile spoiler standard on Type-S
Revised Type-S suspension with lower ride height
Revised front leather seats
New front fascia, rear bumper section, and side skirts on Type-S
New 3-segment headlight cluster with tinted housing
New red taillights (no amber)
Now as you can tell, it's going through quite a few changes. Obviously if one thing stands out it's the new suspension and wheel/tire upgrade. This will probably come off as the best handing FWD now (the major hinderance of the current RSX-S is the crappy and small all-season tires). Now you're probably saying 'only 210hp'. I say the same, but then again, look at the mods...It EASILY gets 10hp from just the camshafts...intake manifold another 10hp easily...larger throttle body is hard to gauge without a particular size, but lets just be conservative and say 3-5hp...lastly the exhaust, again hard to gauge with size specs, but lets just say 5hp again. Put it at around 225-230hp, and with that final gear, puts it pretty damn fast in acceleration. The RSX-S already right now will do 14.80s, this one I'm easily thinking will get into the 14.40s range with the final gear, more power, and better tires. Now I really want one.