Scion xA Release Series 1.0 Rocks
By Jamison on
2004 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)
We've only had this car for a few
weeks, but have totally enjoyed it.
Even though the sticker (and the
dealer) said we'd only get 31-36mpg
we've found that using 89 octane
instead of 87, and driving sensibly
have gotten us an average of 38-43
mpg. The car is fun! It is packed with lots
of nice standard features and the RS 1.0 version
adds a nice "moon roof", cool wheels,
and much more agile handling than the
standar Scion xA. I with that it came with
cruise control though. We've added the cold
air induction system and gotten a lot
better acceleraton with no apparent
negative effect on gas mileage. There
aren't many Scions around here so no
one seems to know what it is. It's easy to
find in a parking lot full of look alikes.
It looks cool and is very fun to drive. On the
RS 1.0 package, I like the wheels,
interior, stability package. I love the fact
that there are many options and
accessories I can add myself when it
fits the budget. It has a very roomy interior
for a very small car.
1. It needs Cruise Control
2. A little more power might be nice,
but not if it gulps gas.