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By satisfied
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2008 Scion xD Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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Purchased our XD after looking at similar products. Our biggest reason for purchasing was for reliability and resale value (as we may not hold it for too long). Gas mileage was a consideration as well. I consistently gets 28-30 both highway and city. Even all highway was only 30 which was a little disappointing. My wife's only real complaint in the comfort of the seats for her (she is shorter). The ride is nice. It sits higher than our 2000 altima which is very nice and the higher body doesn't drag the bumper on our driveway (we live in Pittsburgh w/ lots of hills). Overall, we feel like it was a good purchase, but w/ our 1st baby on the way it won't be long before we need more room.


Best Features

Roomy for size, handling, design, the ipod and aux hookups are very nice and it comes w/ standard everything.


Worst Features

tilting headrest, armrest,


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Scion xD = Toyota Corolla hatchback
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By Ken
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2008 Scion xD Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought this car along with my trade in of a '93 Honda Civic. I researched similar cars of this type and budget including the Honda Fit, Nissan Versa, Toyota Yaris and Honda Civic. It was a final contest between the xD and the Civic but I found out that Scion is Toyota and the xD uses the same 2ZR-FE engine as in her more expensive cousin, Toyota Corolla. The fact that my last Civic died on me at a red light in a crime infested neighborhood during after hours tells me much about Honda's true reliability.


Best Features

Good fuel economy, easy parking, I-Pod adapter, tall seat height, keyless entry standard, eight airbags standard, many aftermarket mods, Toyota reliability.


Worst Features

Lack of armrest, large C-pillar may obstruct view when parking/changing lanes, road noise, simplistic gauges, skahy crosswind driving, keyless entry of trunk, floor mats not included.


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Decent car, but wouldn't buy it again
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By DJ
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2008 Scion xD Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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I was looking for something inexpensive, reliable, and stylish; I'd pretty much had my heart set on the scion tc, but I had hesitations about getting a 2 door, so I got the xd instead. This car is ok, but I have a few somewhat major gripes. There are HUGE blind spots on either side near the rear windows [& a tiny back window], so when I want to change lanes, I feel like I'm taking a risk even with turning my head to look and using my mirrors. The brake system is weird, and even though it's supposed to respond to a 'light tap', I have to press pretty hard to get the car to stop, and it's a very bumpy ride (even going over parking lot speed bumps feels like off-roading in rough terrain).


Best Features

Power locks and windows, keyless entry. Excellent gas mileage. Compact - can park it anywhere. About 5 billion cupholders! Fold down rear seats. Good steering/handling. Stylish for such a small car. Comfy seats.


Worst Features

Better suspension [to help with bumpiness], different brake system, bigger windows to lessen blind spots. More cargo space, and an ARM REST/place for cds! More power.


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I love this car
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By Reesfun
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2008 Scion xD Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Such a great little car...especially for the price. The gas mileage is fantastic. After 5K miles I have consistently averaged 36+ MPG with combined in city hwy/street driving. Highway mileage alone has come in as high as 42MPG. This car is fun, easy to drive-turn-park and fits me perfectly. My hubby 6' 3" hubby purchased an XB and I fell in love with it with one exception...it's just TOO big inside. I found myself having to reach too far for everything. But the XD has everything at perfect arms length. And the clutch is light and the manual trani is easy to shift. The only negative is that at 5K it has more "little noises" than I would have expected from a Toyota product.


Best Features

Gas mileage, Ipod plug in & overall looks.


Worst Features

Work with chain stores for parts etc. Couldn't get my oil changed until after the chain store ordered the right oil filter.


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Best car choice for its class!
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By MichelleS
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2008 Scion xD Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought this little gem after having driven a '99 Windstar for almost 10 years. It took a little getting used to the change in size, but overall, this has been a great choice in vehicle! I mostly drive in town, but occasionally get on the highway. I find I get decent mileage in town and excellent mileage on the open road. The car defies the laws of physics. It is very comfortable for even large people and can hold a LOT more cargo than it looks. I love how I can whip in and out of parking spots easily, or slip into the next lane of traffic without cutting off the guy behind me. Overall, it's been a great car to drive and the money I save on gasoline is a dream!


Best Features

I just got the standard stereo w/the ipod jack and it's been great. Plenty of cup holders, and I love how the back seats slide forward and recline, which makes installing a child car seat easy.


Worst Features

Armrest for the driver's seat on the right would be good. Since there is an ipod jack, a dedicated spot for it (other than a cup holder) would be great. A sunroof would be a fun option!


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