I've owned over 20 vehicles, and I've had maybe one other vehicle that was as bad as this one. I've owned one other scion and much like this one, a 2009 XA, it too was garbage. This car has needed constant repairs. The door locks stopped working at 40K miles. Bulbs out at 60K. High pitched squealing when the AC is turned on. For a small 4cyc, terrible gas mileage. No where near the rated mileage.
Best car I've ever owned. Drove it for 215,000 miles with out doing anything other than oil changes, brakes, spark plugs and one wheel bearing. Window sticker said parts and made in Japan. Apparently they have superior quality control because I've never owned a car so reliable as this.
I bought this 2005 Xa Scion in 2007 with 31,200 Miles. I have driven it for nine years so far. Regular oil changes,tires, and spark plugs. It has been the best car I have ever own so far. Now at 315,000 miles I can not complaint. I have replaced the alternator once at 260k miles., One driver side rear bearing around 279k miles, the water pump at around 302k miles.Front brakes only one time. Battery about 3 times. I have done the work myself so the cost of parts is the only expense. Most of my driving is freeway miles. I drive it about 100/150 miles a day. A/C works very good since I bought it no problems. I love my Xa scion , I wonder how many more miles I can drive in this vehicle.
This car has been a fantastic investment. I bought it brand new ( my third Toyota ) at now 650,000 miles of money in the bank. I loved my Corolla's and my Scion X/A has been excellent in every capacity imaginable. I am quite serious when I say, I have never had a single repair. Tyres, wipers, one battery and oil changes, that is it in almost 10 years. 95% of my driving is highway, so I have never changed out brakes, repaired transmissions or my clutch, it has been so maintainence free, I forgot where the latch was to open the engine compartment when I first changed my oil. It does have a higher road profile, so wind can push you a bit..... I wish I had bought two of them and mothballed one. I coach football ( soccer ) it is dirty, grassy, full of 30 balls, pitch disc's, target jerseys, and filthy kid's. PERFECT!!!!!!