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.
Ive owned this car a little over 3 years now and Im approaching 30K miles. It is the best car Ive ever owned. No trips to the dealer except for scheduled maintenance. I live in Ventura and its 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. Im 6 ft. and I can sit behind myself. MPGs would be even better if there was a 6th overdrive 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 Id give the Honda Fit a serious once-over.
I have had my car 3yrs and have been completely satisfied. The seats are comfortable and sit high for good visibility. The gas mileage is decent. And I like the looks. I hope to have this car a long time.
Firm, comfortable sits that sit high. Plenty of head room and leg room in back. Dependable
I don't understand why some owners are getting less than 35 mpg on the highway. I visit my mom in NY every other weekend; exactly 250 miles. It has a 10.9 gallon tank. On average I get there with half a tank left. It breaks down to 38+ mpg. I purchased the xA because of the price. At first I was deeply concerned about it's size. That's no longer a problem. As an average college student, there's plenty of room for friends, laundry, computer parts, etc. Should you need more drop one of the seats. Another concern was its engine. Since its only 1.5 liter, I feared it will be too small for a car. Again its not a problem. It's a very nimble car for me and...a date. 4 adults is a different story
I absolutely love the fuel economy! A nice short clutch. I smile when I'm parallel parking in Boston; so many options when the car is small! 6 speakers stereo. First aid kit! Ladies find the 'microwave' in the dash very intriguing. There really isn't enough characters to do this car justice.
OEM tires are terrible! If possible replace asap. A shorter shifter would be nice; my hand bumps my passengers leg going into 5th. Relocate front cup holders; too close to the shifter. Too much engine and road noise. Light weight = 'rag doll' effect when it really windy. In the end, I still love it
I just paid $707.00 for repairs to the air vac system because I was told that "topping it off" can cause gas and air flow problems. I do not top my gas tank off. I may round off to the nearest 10, but I do not top off. My car has only 51,000 miles. I am 53 years old. My contention is if this is a problem with all Toyotas as I was told at the dealership, then a disclosure from Scion/Toyota should be made available and placed on the gas cap or sun visor or the warranty manual - somewhere. Buyers beware!! I am writing to the CEO and President of Scion as well.
Good gas mileage, but my 1991 Toyota Tercel and 1988 Honda Civic were better.
Put disclosure about "topping gas tank off" and possibly creating $700.00 in repairs! This is nonsense. More reason to go solar and hydrogen and get away from this ridiculous gas engine and air flow and computer sensors.