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