I recently bought the Scion xD for my wife and all she does is talk about her car. The ride, performance, and safety features exceed my expectations. If I had an opportunity to change anything about this car, it would be to lower the road noise some. Its a little noisy on rougher roads. My wife and I are both impressed with everything else. Very happy.
Stereo, iPod jack, comfort, and small size makes it very nice in town.
Lower road noise would make this the perfect "run around town" car.