2005 Scion xA 1.5
I wouldn't know what to do if my xA were destroyed
Regular troubles with O2 (oxygen) sensor in 2010 and 2012. Cost about $500 to replace. It seems like this is a common problem with the xA (but I still love my car).
Fuel valve (?) sensor problems in 2012 at around 89000 miles; also about $500 to repair, including all new fuel gaskets?
I love my Scion xA. I can drive it in all conditions, and I can fit in any parking space imaginable.
Visibility is fantastic, the blind spot is very small.
I moved from my hometown in this car (bookshelf, futon, computer and possessions). I purchased a full size gas dryer and hauled it home in the back seat of this car. The xA comfortably fits our 55lb dog and Chicco car seat in the back. I love the 60/40 split in the back.
Gas mileage is good, but dropped significantly with mandatory 10% ethanol.
You get a lot of road noise at high speeds.
I was terribly disappointed when Scion/Toyota discontinued this line. Each month I see more xA's on the road in my small R&D focused city. If the world class engineers are buying and concentrating these fantastic cars in my new home, who am I to argue; Scion doesn't know what a market they have overlooked.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 4th December, 2012