The Scion XA is a fun, reliable car with great fuel economy and versatility (i.e. transporting five passengers or putting the seats down and taking dogs and gear to the beach.) Great for long trips, always comfortable, and always good for drawing just the right amount of attention from passersby. "What kind of car is that?" I've never seen one before. It has also really retained it's value very well, despite the high mileage I put on it! Well done, Scion XA (aka MiniCooper on steroids)!
It would be great if they made a hybrid hatchback that got even better gas mileage, yet offered the versatility of convertible seats.
I love my car! Its nice to have a compact car that sits higher and not on the floor. It handles nicely, has good gas mileage, and is cute too! The one and only thing I dont like is that somehow the way the gas tank is designed, causes the gas pump to kick off when fueling up. So, you have to manually fuel up at times.
As far as reactions from people, I get
about 50/50 - Half of the people
saying "aww, how cute" and the other
half think the xA is ugly. But I'm
proud of my little xA, I think it's
cute, fits into parking places easily,
good on gas, and has nice features (the
interior lighting, etc) I have fun
driving it knowing that their aren't
many on the road yet, and when I do see
fellow scion owners, they usually wave
at me =) It's a great car so far, and
I've had no problems with it yet.
Suprisingly, Having the speedometer and
everything all in the middle is
convenient. I love mine, and after
having it 4 months, I can't imagine
driving anything else :)
Under-dash interior lighting, mp3 player
Maybe the head rests in the back could
be lower, because it's hard for a short
person to see out the back window, but
other than that I can't think of
anything else. :)