I used to drive a Mercedes C230, but when my job got relocated, I had to get an economical car that is cheap and does not depreciate much. I highly recommend the Scion xA. It may not have the performance one would desire for or the sporty styling but over the life of the car or 25,000 miles, the only money I spent not counting oil change was spark plugs and belts. This is a dream for somebody who travels to work on long distances, wants a car with very low maintenance, utilitarian and easy to park. Four people sit comfortably in this Scion. Moreover, the resale value holds. I bought it in Dec '08 for $7,950 with 57K miles. Price has not changed at all during the year. Toyota did A+ job
Stereo, interior room space, fuel economy (average 31 mpg on NYC streets/highway). On the way to Niagara Falls with A/C in May the average highway mpg was 38!!!
Position the gear shifter properly. When I am engaging 5th or reverse, I end up hitting the passenger's leg. Once the 1st gear in engaged the shifter looks as if it's in 3rd
What an amazing car! Love the gas mileage 40mpg!Very nimble & corners great!Inside design fantastic, wish cruise control,center counsel & fog lights standard.Stereo great transmission smooth but gears too short forcing quick shifts.Fit & finish excellent, overall a 9.5. If Detriot is serious about becoming relevant again take the lead from Scion. Thanx
This was my first new car. This car is soild/ dependable car. I have the oem 18inch wheels and rear stabilizer bar. I drve for a while without these and they made a huge improvement in ride and handling. 55xxx on it now....I will drive this car until it falls apart...If you know your buying a economy car, this is a perfect great sporty car. I am so happy I bought this car. I cant ask for much more.
I drive a lot..comfort/reliable/good stereo. I would not suggest a automatic transmission, the manual is great.
Iíve owned this car a little over 3 years now and Iím approaching 30K miles. It is the best car Iíve ever owned. No trips to the dealer except for scheduled maintenance. I live in Ventura and itís perfect for parking in tight spots and doing the 7-mile commute to work down the 101. Stereo is great! I average 33 MPG; Lowest MPG was 30 and highest (round trip: vacation to Bakersfield) was 39.47. Iím 6 ft. and I can ďsit behind myselfĒ. MPGs would be even better if there was a 6th ďoverdriveĒ gear. Friends are impressed and sad; too bad they stopped making these. The xD is not really a replacement. If I had to replace this car today Iíd give the Honda Fit a serious once-over.