As far as reactions from people, I get
about 50/50 - Half of the people
saying "aww, how cute" and the other
half think the xA is ugly. But I'm
proud of my little xA, I think it's
cute, fits into parking places easily,
good on gas, and has nice features (the
interior lighting, etc) I have fun
driving it knowing that their aren't
many on the road yet, and when I do see
fellow scion owners, they usually wave
at me =) It's a great car so far, and
I've had no problems with it yet.
Suprisingly, Having the speedometer and
everything all in the middle is
convenient. I love mine, and after
having it 4 months, I can't imagine
driving anything else :)
Under-dash interior lighting, mp3 player
Maybe the head rests in the back could
be lower, because it's hard for a short
person to see out the back window, but
other than that I can't think of
anything else. :)
I've had the car for a little over a
week (500 miles) and really like it. It
has more get up and go on the freeway
than I had expected (though one can only
expect so much out of a 1.5L engine) and
freeway driving hasn't been a problem,
even with 2 passengers in the car. I've
taken out the rear headrests because
they block some of the view, plan to
replace them with 2 more center
headrests (only an inch or so tall when
lowered). Parallel parking has been a
breeze, though I'm still getting used to
how CLOSE the back end of the car is -
my last car wasn't this small! The
brakes do seem to squeak a little, I'm
not sure if that's the cold this week,
or if it will be an ongoing issue.
Grocery bag hooks, fuel economy, ABS,
air conditioning, styling.
Armrest, cruise control, shorter rear
headrests, higher cup holders (I'm short
and really have to reach), pockets
behind the driver and passenger seats
for things like umbrellas.
Have had the car for just over a month.
Was my birthday prize from my husband.
My 18 year old son loves it, although
he can not drive it as it is MINE! It
is a great get around the city and to
work car. I have back problems and the
seating is great for me to get in and
The height of the seating, the position
of the dash instruments
just a bit more length in body for a
bit more truck space.
As a long-time Toyota owner, I jumped at
the Scion, an off-shoot of Toyota. I
first had seen the Scion's xB back in
2003, a bit boxy, but cool. Great price
and fuel efficiency.
When it came time to buy, I opted for
the aX, the bX seemed a bit pimped-out
for a 47-year-old. The cX was a bit
pricey for my wallet. I'm happy with the
xA. Put 3000 miles on it in the first 21
days...The only luxury I demanded with
it was dealer addition of cruise
control. Five-speed is sweet. A great
little car for the 21st century.
The price tag was good, just over
$14,000 with the cruise, the ride's
good, it turns heads and is great so far
in my book.
The whole car, it's designed sensibly,
efficiently and has a smart look. A car,
after all, should reflect on it's owner.