Parking in Boston? HA! no problem!!
By Professor X on
2006 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)
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