The Scion xA is reliable, but has some disappointments. For instance, the pick-up is not that good, even for a small car, and the fuel efficiency isn't anywhere near what it is supposed to be. It only gets about 31 mpg highway and 28 mpg city (supposed to get 37 highway and 32 city) and this is without using the heat or air conditioning. Other than that it is cute, fun, and easy to drive. It's great for parallel parking and has great standard features for a low price.
Love the 60/40 folding rear seats and the MP3 stereo hookup.
Improve gas mileage. Put the meters in front of the driver (even after 8 months of driving, it still isn't comfortable having them in the center).