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2005 Scion xA Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

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Not for everybody; great for me
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By WML
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2005 Scion xA Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


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Had it for two weeks now but I researched for over a year to decide on which car to buy. I wanted just a trendy, fuel-efficient car to "get me there." Nothing else comes close in this class of sub-$15k cars (why is it a 'sedan' here?). And Toyota reliability -- enough said. I drive long distances on weekends and it's great for that. Power/weight ratio makes it light and zippy. Feels very solid, steering is weighty and substantial. The ride is very bumpy, though. You feel everything on the road and it seems like nothing is dampened. I opted for the side airbags, which is an expensive option but better safe than sorry. Fuel economy is less than advertised; maybe 33 on the highway


Best Features

Tall ride but short wheelbase = easy parking. Power locks/windows are standard, as is 6-cd/mp3 player. I like the simple yet high-tech interior, especially the faux brushed metal accents.


Worst Features

Side airbags, cruise. Also armrest and floormats (yes, they are not standard). I don't like the stereo's interface, either, how it lacks a volume knob -- hard to turn it up/down quickly. Rearview mirror blocks my vision to the right quite frequently. Feels like it's right in my face.


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Scion XA
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By K.C
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2005 Scion xA Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I always bought Hondas because they handle better than the Toyota. The Scion handles great and has reliability of a Toyota. The best of both worlds and great MPG to boot.


Best Features

Great sound out of the radio and XM satelite is a must. If you have a bad back you will love the seats in this vehicle. Drove 15 hours straight with no back problems.


Worst Features

Would like to see body side mouldings in U.S.A like Japan.


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Great Car
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By vmay
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2005 Scion xA Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


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Best small car I have ever had. It is fun to drive, has great gas mileage. It is different looking and everyone who sees it just loves the color and how it looks.


Best Features

It has great pick up and when you are in it it sits high up making it easier to see out. Love the speedomitor location.


Worst Features

It would be nice to have cruise control. It is not offered on this model.


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yeeeeehaaaaaaa
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By lhrem
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2005 Scion xA Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


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Great! The car gets great gas mileage, handles very well and has a fun sound system. The seats are very comfortable and my son who is six four has plenty of head room.


Best Features

Great gas mileage and plenty of room. The car always get compliments about its fun style.


Worst Features

better shocks


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Scion XA
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By Jeff Hanson
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2005 Scion xA Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


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Good cheap car. Great gas mileage. Shares parts with other cars, easer to get parts for when that day comes.


Worst Features

Center arm rest


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