I Love Love Love my Scion! Its stylish, comfortable, great gas mileage, unique, reliable. I want to keep my car running a long time so I perform reg. mntc. on it. Reg. oil changes, tire rotations, breaks, fluid flushes, spark plugs replaced. At my last oil change, the technician said my car is in great condition.
Gas mileage is the best feature. Great sounding radio.
The armrest is cheap. It broke with in the first couple days I had it. Plus, it should be included in the price of the car. Make it in a variety of colors with out having to pay an extra fee. Tip: for those looking for something a little bigger, you may like the Toyota Matrix.
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
Bought the SCION XA new for my wife in 2006 it has over 60K miles and 4 wrecks. 1. Hit a deer. (8 point buck) wiped out front grill/hood/radiator/fender.2, Truck rolled into her.(new rear hatch)(F350) 3. Lady rear ended her while stopped pushing her into another car.. Rear hatch/bumper front end rear new exhaust. 4.Hit and run wiping out passenger doors and rear quarter. Car looks and drives like new still yet.
Safety features on this car are "first class" Wife loves it!!!! Has not had a scratch to her on any accidents. Thank You !!!!! Super 39.5 gas mileage.
I bought this car three weeks ago and so far the car is responding okay. The only problem I see is the MPG performance, for the last 3 weeks I have filled my tank 4 times and driven only 600 miles. That is ~ $90 or 30 gallons which translates into 20 miles per gallon. So I took the car to Toyota service and was told that they cannot improve my car's mileage and they checked for leakage. I would like to know what I should do to bring my car's MPG up. I have also noted the need for extra horsepower and some shaking when driving over 80mph (more than what is expected). I feel the comfort when in front of the steering wheel and the fun of driving a small car.
The design and build quality are adequate for this size. The auxiliary audio input is also perfect to connect your ipod.
a >10,000 dollars car deserved a digital dashboard. More db for that Pioneeer audio system would be great.
We bought this car brand new, it now has 93,000 miles on it. At 62,000 miles the right rear wheel bearing had to be replaced but the dealer did that for free even though it wasn't under warranty anymore he said it shouldn't have happened on a Toyota, and at 78,000 miles I replaced the front brake pads. Other than that we've just done routine maintenance (spark plugs, oil, filters, belts) We bought this in Michigan and now live in Alaska and it does fine in the winter with studded tires. We drove through the mountains from Anchorage to Valdez and got 43 mpg on the highway. We get about 21-25mpg in the city. This car is really a great car, take care of it and it won't let you down.
Body lines are kind of quirky and make people look twice. And I love the mileage and the iPod hookup.