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2004 Scion xA

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Scion xA Release Series 1.0 Rocks
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By Jamison
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2004 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

We've only had this car for a few
weeks, but have totally enjoyed it.
Even though the sticker (and the
dealer) said we'd only get 31-36mpg
we've found that using 89 octane
instead of 87, and driving sensibly
have gotten us an average of 38-43
mpg. The car is fun! It is packed with lots
of nice standard features and the RS 1.0 version
adds a nice "moon roof", cool wheels,
and much more agile handling than the
standar Scion xA. I with that it came with
cruise control though. We've added the cold
air induction system and gotten a lot
better acceleraton with no apparent
negative effect on gas mileage. There
aren't many Scions around here so no
one seems to know what it is. It's easy to
find in a parking lot full of look alikes.


Best Features

It looks cool and is very fun to drive. On the RS 1.0 package, I like the wheels, interior, stability package. I love the fact that there are many options and accessories I can add myself when it fits the budget. It has a very roomy interior for a very small car.


Worst Features

1. It needs Cruise Control 2. A little more power might be nice, but not if it gulps gas.


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Limited Scion
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By Geolex
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2004 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Great CAr great looks (red limited
scion Xa) #15, I love this car


Best Features

RED, Red, Red, Traction control


Worst Features

more horse power


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scion xa 2005
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By Jpb
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2004 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

excellent car, very fun to drive


Worst Features

Larger cup holders


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I love this little car.
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By Patella
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2004 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I've had the xA for about a week now,
and I am so impressed. Though the ride
can be a tad bumpy, the car absolutly
zips on the highway. The interior is
comfortable and intuitive, and though
never one for flash, I have to say the
sound system is so much fun. Its
amazing how small the car is from the
outside, yet how tall and roomy it feels
inside. I keep getting out and
expecting to be standing next to a much
larger car. Though not for everyone, I
love the unusual dash layout, although I
still am not quite used to looking
center for my speed. In short, I love
this little car!


Best Features

Roomy interior, the "up-high" feeling, cd player, comfortable upright seats, great steering and handling


Worst Features

Would love an optional moonroof, lower backseat headrests (these can really cut the visibility), engine heat meter rather than light


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Wonderful Little Car!
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By moonbeam
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2004 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I've had this car for little over 2
months and I love it. It's my first
car and I've been learning how to
drive with it so I can commute to work
(90 miles daily). So far the only
problems I've had are the brakes
squeaking occasionally and the
light/flying feeling I get when I'm on
the highway (going 65mph)! It
definately needs more power because
it's hard to go uphill-but other than
that it's a great first car, easy to
park, and fun to drive. I get quite a
few people looking at it and asking me
what it is! I had to take the backseat
headrests out because it was blocking
my view-but since I don't ever sit in
the back, it's fine with me!


Best Features

I like my sound system. How small the car really is, but it is quite roomy inside. It's got relatively comfortable seats...


Worst Features

Cupholders don't really hold my water bottles-they fly everywhere- needs to be deeper. Backseat organizer/magazine holder. The compartments aren't efficient/too small/placed weirdly. More power!!! Inside lights should be further back, in the middle! Fuzz balls on driver seats.


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