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a really good car
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By tony
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2005 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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purchased in 05 and the only thing I had to do to it is oil changes and I replaced the tires at 40,000, I am planning on a new battery come fall, other than that nothing serious very dependable car


Best Features

gas mileage is great, and the standard stereo system rocks


Worst Features

nothing really when the tire tread gets low handling goes way down but other than that nothing so far


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Still lovin' my scion
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By lolaprincess
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2005 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Found this car when I was getting my Thunderbirds A/C fixed. It really stood out and called to me! I'm a total VW Bug Girl! They spoiled me with their compactness and excellent gas mileage. So to my surprise I found the XA to be all the things I loved about Bugs, with extra perks. A/C, 4 Doors, Great on gas, way nicer looking than my old 76:P Great Family Car too! My daughter loves it!! I also always have room for one more:D


Best Features

Fold down back seats for hauling around amps and guitars, 4 doors to get my little one in and out easily, Hatch back for simplifying grocery shopping trips, The way everything is in the center of the dash, and how you can see to the ground in front of you as if there is no motor. In short everything


Worst Features

There are a few annoying blind spots. That is really my only complaint.


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Lovin my xA
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By Chrissy
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2005 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I just bought my xA this weekend and I haven't had it even a week and I just cant believe how much I got for such little money. This car had everything I was looking for. I wanted something with great gas mileage, I wanted 4 doors, reliability, something I could take my Rottie in, and something with a decent stereo. The xA wasn't even on my list to consider. I thought they were cute but for some reason I over looked it. When I went to the dealership there were 2 on the lot a silver one that had been owned by a obvious previous smoker. Then there was my blue one that had much higher miles then what I was looking for but with a 3 year bumper to bumper not an issue anymore.


Best Features

Gas mileage, cuteness, cargo space for my 110 pound rottie, 6 CD changer, LED lights on my feet, and the color changer on the stereo.


Worst Features

An Aux input for my ipod. I guess it doesn't really matter since Scion stopped making the xA.


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Fabulous new, not so great as it ages
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By Kimberlyxa
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2005 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I loved my Scion xa when I first got it. Over the years it has had to have the bearing replaced, then entire transmission replaced, the Drive shaft was notched and needed replacement. And the front axle cracked and broke off. I am not sure if I got one from a bad batch, but I have never had this many problems with a Toyota, and I have owned several.


Best Features

Front console in the center. Ability to customize


Worst Features

Bearings seem to be an issue in several people I know who own the xa


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Awsome Little Car
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By econobox
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2005 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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You can't go wrong with this city car. Our primary family car for three years with two huge Britax Boulevard seats. Swallows cargo with the rear seats down. Good pick up. Handling is sprightly and easy. Bumpy ride. It's a city car, not a long distance one. Seats are comfy. AC is weak but gets the job done. We have a dark color which is party to blame. Just tint the windows. Fuel economy with the AC running constantly, California gas, and making short trips in stop and go varies between 29 and 31. Our 528i gets 19 mpg in the same situation. Freeway mileage is more like 33-35, but I don't drive slowly. Excellent visibility with tall seating. Tons of headroom; I'm 6', 5' wife loves it too.


Best Features

Fuel economy. Easy to park and maneuver. Room for the big car seats. CD/MP3. Handling. Styling (I got asked if it was new in late 2007). Reliability.


Worst Features

I added cruise control. Put a 1.0L or diesel in to get better economy. Better struts to improve the ride. Stability control (they put it on the RS, but you couldn't get side air bags, the morons). Better dealers.


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