2005 Scion xA Consumer Review: Still love this car

2005 Scion xA - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Still love this car
By janamg on


2005 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


I drive this car 70 miles round trip three times a week commuting to work. She has also taken me and one or two passengers on trips of up to 1000 miles a time or two. I average 36 MPG, but occasionally get over 40. There is nothing to dislike about "Jolene" She gets all scheduled maintenance and I have had absolutely no problems with her. She's on the original battery and still starts right up unless I forget the headlights. Even then a jump and 5 minutes run time is enough to "rejuice" her. She's small, so changing a flat is almost easy. Her pick up is sufficient and she has absolutely NO problems holding her own on the highway with the big boys. She does not act like a little car.

Best Features

Fuel economy and reliability. Cargo flexibility. Surprisingly non-painful on long trips. Great sound.

Worst Features

Cruise control (Jolene sometimes gets into her head that the speed limit is more of a recommendation.) Road noise can be annoying at warp speed.
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