Looked @ xD, Fit, Yaris, Versa. For the money you can't beat xD. Went from Phx to Disney on one tank fully loaded with 5 people and luggage, no problem on hills, rained the whole way, at times by the bucket full, but xD stayed solid and true. Excellent interior design, clever dash, gets looks from other drivers. Will be using for work travel instead of my 2500 HD Duramax diesel, my gas savings will equal my new xD payment!
Surprisingly roomy back seat for kids, not a limo but more than you would think, crisp driving (get the 5 speed!) similar feel to my old 02 VW GTI, iPod attachment, GAS MILEAGE!, ease of parking, xD engine will be in new model Corollas, price, standard features, Scion's Pure Pricing was fine.
Another inch of leg room for driver would be nice, I'm 6'1 and 240# and while I fit great in the driver's seat, my right leg was feeling it after 5 hours of highway driving, better speakers on base stereo. These are minor, the pros outweigh the cons big time!