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The xA was a great decision for me! by OT in NE on 04/16/2005. Trim: 2005 Scion xA Hatchback, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Love the ability to zip around in this car in town---it just moves around so easily. Easy to park, does really well in rain/snow/ice, looks great/stylish in a unique way, is a wonderful value, and doesn't eat up the gas.
Cons: Pretty rough/bumpy ride in the backseat for people when going at a higher speed, such as on the interstate. Doesn't accelerate real quickly when getting onto the interstate.
Overall review: Overall I love this car and am very happy we made this purchase. I feel "zippy" when jaunting around in the xA. The small "cons" I listed are pretty minimal when I compare to the "pros" and my overall satisfaction in this car. I get stopped by people in parking lots all the time complimenting me on the car and asking me about it. Plus....so far I have never "lost" the car in a parking lot~~~it is very easily identified as mine due to it's uniqueness!
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The exceptional get around car. by Teri - California on 02/13/2011. Trim: 2005 Scion xA Hatchback, Owned 6 years.
Pros: This was the best purchase I have made. Can't go wrong with Toyota products. Very reliable and fun to drive. Still love it and I have owned it from 2005. No problems and still runs great. Fantastic on gas and overall an exceptional vehicle for its size.
Cons: The trunk is small.
Overall review: Economical and practical buy. I would purchase another Scion product for my next car.
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Good solid and depenable by Sobermichael5 Las Vegas, NV on 10/05/2009. Trim: 2005 Scion xA Hatchback, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Very comforable handles very well!
Cons: Too simple of computer warning lights in dash!
Overall review: Only owned it two months but been very happy with it!
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"The only car you'll ever need" by A.Z.Utilitarian on 06/27/2009. Trim: 2005 Scion xA Hatchback, Owned 3 years.
Pros: Fun to drive. 90,000+ miles and zero trouble. I drive 30,000+ miles/year and do all my own routine maintenance, which is VERY EASY to do on this car. Like maybe the engineers actually thought about it beforehand. Mileage varies from 25 mpg @ 90+mph to 40+ at a more sedate 55-60mph. The A/C even works well here in Arizona on the 115 degree days if you keep it on recirculate. The typical firm, well designed Toyota seats have never caused me any discomfort, and my commutes are typically 5-7 hours one way. The upright seating position is wonderful for the "mature" driver, as is the centrally located instrument pod. It's about 3 feet away from your eyes, so you don't need your glasses to see it.
Cons: Only produced for 3 years ( 2004 - 2006 ).The idiots at Scion succumed to the "bigger every year" stupidity that killed lots of nice American cars. The xD is a pig by comparison. I LOVE blowing by them on the interstate.
Overall review: Best car I have ever owned. I put Kumho "745" 165/80R-15's on it and gained about 5% overdrive and unbelievable high-speed stability. The longer tire contact patch makes a big improvement on unimproved or dirt roads too, important to me as a lot of my work takes me into rural areas. A K&N oiled gauze air filter catches a bit more dust than the factory paper unit, which was quite good. The rear seats fold down to make a fairly large cargo hauling space. I brought home our new dryer in mine, with the rear gate closed too. For a practical work/commute/daily driver vehicle you cannot beat it.
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The Best Car Ever! by Quaker in Daytona Beach on 01/31/2009. Trim: 2005 Scion xA Hatchback, Owned 1 year.
Pros: My first Scion and probably the first of many, if this one ever wears out. Love the gas mileage: I used to get 36 mpg on the highway before ethanol, and now get 34-35 mpg depending on gas grade--but, hey, it's still great. My model is a 5-speed stick; I find shifting and acceleration to be effortless and sometimes exciting. I love the size and the styling. Sometimes people ask me, "Hey, is that a hybrid?" The interior is actually roomy for a small car. The size makes it really easy to wash and wax the car--it takes me a few minutes and I can reach everything with a few wipes. The most reliable car I've ever owned. I really appreciate seeing "Made in Japan" on the inside door.
Cons: I just have just three cons: 1. No middle-console arm rest (I mean, what's up with that?) 2. I find my fifth gear generates some high RPMs at 70 MPH and above, giving me more engine noise at high speeds than I would prefer. 3. My rear window washer dribbles and doesn't spray. Also, through some kind of weird Fonzie-type wrist action, you have to pull and twist on the wiper switch at the same in order to activate the rear washer. If I get into an accident doing that, I'm not sure I could explain it in court.
Overall review: Great price, great value, stylish, head-turning exterior, and a roomy interior. The very best part of this car is its outstanding reliability. My small cons are far out balanced by the terrific things about this car.
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