I've had the 2008 Scion xD automatic for 2 wks and it is a pure pleasure to drive! Fun in the city! It twists a lot of heads! MPG: city 28-30 mpg, on the highway, avg'd 36.5 mpg. I just love driving this car. It is roomy for 4 adults. Fantastic stereo sound w/std Pioneer radio.
Attractive styling inside and out. New 1.8 engine has great pick-up. Great stereo sound. The dash and instrumentation is a great improvement over the xA. Very comfortable seats in front. Std side curtain and side front seat airbags are big plus and safety features.
Blind spots with the wide rear pillars behind back seats. Engine noise. I would also tweak the arrangement of the instrumentation design and layout for even a more attractive dash for future model years. Overall though, this is a pure pleasure of a vehicle to drive and to experience.