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Spunky Jellybean
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By Amy K.
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2004 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I've had the car for a little over a
week (500 miles) and really like it. It
has more get up and go on the freeway
than I had expected (though one can only
expect so much out of a 1.5L engine) and
freeway driving hasn't been a problem,
even with 2 passengers in the car. I've
taken out the rear headrests because
they block some of the view, plan to
replace them with 2 more center
headrests (only an inch or so tall when
lowered). Parallel parking has been a
breeze, though I'm still getting used to
how CLOSE the back end of the car is -
my last car wasn't this small! The
brakes do seem to squeak a little, I'm
not sure if that's the cold this week,
or if it will be an ongoing issue.


Best Features

Grocery bag hooks, fuel economy, ABS, air conditioning, styling.


Worst Features

Armrest, cruise control, shorter rear headrests, higher cup holders (I'm short and really have to reach), pockets behind the driver and passenger seats for things like umbrellas.


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SWEET!
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By Renee
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2004 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Have had the car for just over a month.
Was my birthday prize from my husband.
My 18 year old son loves it, although
he can not drive it as it is MINE! It
is a great get around the city and to
work car. I have back problems and the
seating is great for me to get in and
out of.


Best Features

The height of the seating, the position of the dash instruments


Worst Features

just a bit more length in body for a bit more truck space.


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Scions conquer America
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By jerryfan
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2004 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

As a long-time Toyota owner, I jumped at
the Scion, an off-shoot of Toyota. I
first had seen the Scion's xB back in
2003, a bit boxy, but cool. Great price
and fuel efficiency.
When it came time to buy, I opted for
the aX, the bX seemed a bit pimped-out
for a 47-year-old. The cX was a bit
pricey for my wallet. I'm happy with the
xA. Put 3000 miles on it in the first 21
days...The only luxury I demanded with
it was dealer addition of cruise
control. Five-speed is sweet. A great
little car for the 21st century.
The price tag was good, just over
$14,000 with the cruise, the ride's
good, it turns heads and is great so far
in my book.


Best Features

The whole car, it's designed sensibly, efficiently and has a smart look. A car, after all, should reflect on it's owner.


Worst Features

None


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Good economy car
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By peter
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2004 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

HAD this car for 2 months. ride is a
little to firm but I knew this when I
boughtit. Long term I expext it will
be very reliable. I changed the
bridgestone Potenza tires and put
Michelin Harmony. Harmony tire has
much better grip on slippery surface
but did not improve ride.


Best Features

Love the interior. Good handling for an economy car.


Worst Features

Put better tires on car.


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Fantastic Car, Great Value
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By Kirk
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2004 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

After driving the same car for 14
years, we needed something new. The
sporty xA (as opposed to the hideous,
boxy xB) was just what we were looking
for. Power steering, brakes, windows,
and door locks, anti-lock brakes,
driver and passenger airbags, awesome
fuel economy (we average about 30mpg),
CD player/six-speaker stereo system
and comfortably seats five - all
standard! These features alone blew us
away. Our son is 6'4" and sits
comfortably in the back seat. We've
comfortably fit 5 adults at once. The
only upgrades we purchased were fog
lights and the six-disc CD changer,
and it still cost us under $14,000.
The Toyota engineering was also a
major selling point. Highly
recommended.


Best Features

The clean, uncluttered dash is great. The fuel efficiency is fantastic. But the tiny size is probably the best feature - we can park the xA anywhere, and it zips in and out of traffic with the greatest of ease.


Worst Features

Cruise control would have been nice, and an auto-up feature on the driver's window (to compliment the auto-down) would have been nice, but this vehicle, for its class, is truly hard to improve upon.


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