There is a problem with the xA's tires. The 185/65r 15s that it comes with are hard to find and very costy. Also, its wheel bearing are too light for the car. Toyota had this problem with the Echo as well.
The great engine.
The bumper to bumper warranty should provide full coverage, not just for the drivetrain. Stop calling it bumper to bumper...IT IS NOT
This car allows me to commute for about the same price as my motorcycle, and about the same level of safety too. I truly love this car's ability to get me from LA to SF for less than fifty bucks. The stereo is great and I can fit a drum set in the back with room to spare. The car is actually quite quick if it has a manual transmission. It can park almost anywhere (i.e. double parking on standard sized driveways).
stereo, engine, storage capacity
I have found the front seat to be so incredibly uncomfortable that I cannot drive for more than ten minutes without the experience becoming excruciating. The symptoms are similar to having pinched nerve in the middle section of the spine, causing numbness in the chest and arms.
First thing I should say is... I like
this car. It's well-built, all-around-
not-bad features.. I'm satisfied with
this car. However, the most factor
that affected me to buy it is
definitely the PRICE!
Not much.. Scion is a low-entry
division. How can you expect much from
just good. Keep the Low price! Toyota
got too much expensive thesedays...
I have driven and owned several cars in my driving experience. I have had mixed feeling about this car.
Comes relatively loaded for the sticker price. Good mpg, 32-ish. Good solid manual transmission. Impressive reliability. Surprisingly roomy.
Sluggish response from a buzzy, noisy engine. You have to be willing to rev it hard, and downshift to achieve passing speed. Narrow wheel base, tall stance results in sloppy handling.
Light weight and engine position result in unstable handling in snowbelt. Soundproofing is minimal. Long highway rides are noisy and tedious.
I bought new. I lasted 4 years and 36k miles before selling.
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