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2006 Scion xA

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Excellent Little Car
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By lowryder@bikerider.com
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2006 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this 2005 Xa Scion in 2007 with 31,200 Miles.
I have driven it for nine years so far. Regular oil changes,tires, and spark plugs. It has been the best car I have ever own so far. Now at 315,000 miles I can not complaint. I have replaced the alternator once at 260k miles., One driver side rear bearing around 279k miles, the water pump at around 302k miles.Front brakes only one time. Battery about 3 times. I have done the work myself so the cost of parts is the only expense. Most of my driving is freeway miles. I drive it about 100/150 miles a day. A/C works very good since I bought it no problems.
I love my Xa scion , I wonder how many more miles I can drive in this vehicle.


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Damn, I never thought I would leave Corolla
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By dalboysoccerstar@gmail.com
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2006 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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This car has been a fantastic investment. I bought it brand new ( my third Toyota ) at now 650,000 miles of money in the bank. I loved my Corolla's and my Scion X/A has been excellent in every capacity imaginable. I am quite serious when I say, I have never had a single repair. Tyres, wipers, one battery and oil changes, that is it in almost 10 years. 95% of my driving is highway, so I have never changed out brakes, repaired transmissions or my clutch, it has been so maintainence free, I forgot where the latch was to open the engine compartment when I first changed my oil. It does have a higher road profile, so wind can push you a bit..... I wish I had bought two of them and mothballed one. I coach football ( soccer ) it is dirty, grassy, full of 30 balls, pitch disc's, target jerseys, and filthy kid's. PERFECT!!!!!!


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The Little Car That Does
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Jeff Davis
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2006 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


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We bought this for our daughter who had been driving a Civic Coupe. The Honda was a great car without question, but she transports people and having 4 doors would be better. I was a little skeptical about it having a smaller engine but the performance is surprising. The interior room is surprising and the seats are comfortable. We researched the car on carcomplaints.com, NOTHING! Edmunds and KBB. The overwhelming reviews were of a positive nature.

After all the research was done, it was a slam dunk!


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Best new driver car and more
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By mszo23
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2006 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


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I got this car in 2010 a few days after I passed my driving exam. This was the first car I drove on the highway, and it taught me everything I need to know about safety driving. I bought it with 40,000mi on it and now I'm up to 90,000. This car has taken 4 1300mi trips from Upstate NY to Florida, a trip to Myrtle Beach, monthly trips to NYC, weekly trips to Niagara Falls, and much MUCH more. It has never failed on me and I only had a minor issue (around a hundred bucks in repairs) once. It's a fantastic car and I'm planning on driving it until it can take no more, which I know will not happen for another few years.


Best Features

It's small and can fit in many tight spaces, BUT the interior is surprisingly big. When you fold the back seats you have an absolutely massive amount of space (I fit a wide screen tv and a dresser in it w/o issues). It's great on gas (takes around thirty five bucks to fill), and it rides smooth.


Worst Features

The only thing to keep in mind is that the car is very light. You will feel the wind a lot during winter, but handling is great and that can help you get a better feel of your car. Make sure you install great tires, and you're good to go.


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Excellent xA!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By xajohn
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2006 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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After owning various small cars:
- '56 VW bus
- Ducati 160
- 1956 Chevy Carryall (stovebolt 6 - $25 very used)
- Fiat 1100 R - 2nd car best, Dunlop's, non-syncro 1st led to next car (ex could not figure out 1st)
- Toyota Corolla (2TC hemi 1600) only lasted



439,000 miles!
- Plymouth Champ (8 speed 1600)
- '74 Bug
- '85 RX-7 (oh well - sports car days)
- '91 Geo Metro - 56 mpg until vacuum lines died
- Now driving '04 scion Xa (154,000 miles so far)

Wonderful, the best of the lot as to handling,

seating, view out (although rear blind spots.)

Optioned w/ rear anti-sway bar, front tower


brace, handles like a go-cart, twice the power

compared to the Metro


Best Features

1) Speedo pod placement allows installation of 100 watt 11 band amateur radio tranceiver (call Europe direct ...) 2) Nimble, great handling 3) Love the 4500 rpm power band 4) Factory cruise control (required in Florida) 5) Style 6) Looks great with my hand-built mahogany kayak on trailer behind


Worst Features

1) Higher 5th gear, 3800 rpm @ speed limit 2) A/C a little weak for S. Florida 3) Rear bearing failure @ 100-120 K ($350 / wheel to repair) 4) How about better color selections ...


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