Overall the XRS is outstanding for its
price range. Handling is superb.
Power isn't there till about 6000rpm+,
but so what. It makes for excellent
fuel economy most of the time, and more
than enough power when you need it.
Tonnes of room inside. The XRS has
superb braking, comparable and often
better than much more expensive sports
Peppy engine, strong brakes, good fuel
economy, very roomy, excellent
cornering/handling, reasonable price.
Someone (deaf?) decided that the car
must make very loud and annoying
beeping sounds whenever it is in
reverse. This is a hazard, as it
encourages one to drive extra fast in
reverse, or crank up the stereo, to
keep from going insane.
I've owned this vehicle for 10 months
now with NO problems at all. This has
been my experience with Toyota vehicles
since 1992. The domestic big 3 lost me
as a customer because of quality and
reliability problems. The model owned
is an XR 4wheel drive. This car didn't
let me down even with the blizzard of
03 in the Northeast! It's very easy to
enter and exit with the high doors
provided. For people with back trouble
it's a blessing.
Very versatile design. Can handle 10
foot 2x4's with no trouble. Four wheel
drive is excellent on snow and ice.