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2005 Scion xA Consumer Reviews

4.7
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Great car!

by from CR on June 3, 2008

Great car, very reliable & great gas mileage!
Great car, very reliable & great gas mileage!
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Excellent reliable car

by from Cape Coral FL on July 24, 2010

Ive owned my Xa new since 2004 and it has given me absolutely no problems except for the AC ( but hey its a FL car ) it gets great gas milage and looks pretty good inside and out. Im very thankful for...
Ive owned my Xa new since 2004 and it has given me absolutely no problems except for the AC ( but hey its a FL car ) it gets great gas milage and looks pretty good inside and out. Im very thankful for this car because My family is living by the paycheck and we are on government food stamps, i dont know how we could survive without this car. It has over 140k miles on it and still the tranny shifts smooth, no rattling, no NOTHING. I love this car!
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scion Xa

by from rowlett texas on October 10, 2010

we bought this ride in 04, put 72,000 on it. its been a great car. we are in the process of trading it for a mini..................
we bought this ride in 04, put 72,000 on it. its been a great car. we are in the process of trading it for a mini..................
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Uses car for Commuting

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My little red Scion XA 2005

by from MA on May 25, 2006

I LOVE my car!!! It's so sporty looking and I haven't had a single problem with it. I did have to buy two new tires after driving through the many potholes of winter in the north. Which, by the way, i...
I LOVE my car!!! It's so sporty looking and I haven't had a single problem with it. I did have to buy two new tires after driving through the many potholes of winter in the north. Which, by the way, it has handled well in the snow. I wouldn't particularly like to take it on a long road trip, but it's fine for a short roap trip of approx. four hours or so. You also must be careful when packing for a trip as there certainly isn't much room for luggage. I was told that this car was made for the younger generation, but I'm a senior citizen and I see MANY others my age driving them. One thing that was an absolute must for me was a car which I could easily get in and out off with my arthritis and this one was perfect. I highly recommend this little car to anyone who is happy with the size. I do love my little red Scion!!
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best buy

by from new york, ny on November 14, 2007

this car might look little but its big inside and it handles great in all weather conditions you can fit three adults in the backseat great car
this car might look little but its big inside and it handles great in all weather conditions you can fit three adults in the backseat great car
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great car for the money

by from Chicago,IL on October 27, 2008

I bought my 2006 XA used at 24K miles couple of months back, and it is truly an excellent vehicle in that price range. I consistently get over 36 MGP city/hwy combined with conservative driving. Great...
I bought my 2006 XA used at 24K miles couple of months back, and it is truly an excellent vehicle in that price range. I consistently get over 36 MGP city/hwy combined with conservative driving. Great small car, cute looks inside and out, ABS and premium sound standard. Not having arm rest takes some getting some used, and it definitely feels lighter in high winds on highway than my previous sedan. Small trade off to pay for substantially lower bill at the pump and knowing that I've cut my carbon footprint. Definitely recommend!
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Vehicular Love: 2005 Scion xA

by from Venice, CA on May 23, 2006

You see, simply said, I love my car. My little baby boy (he's a stick). I went to the dealership for a test drive of a manual after I had previously test driven the automatic. The ride is smooth and...
You see, simply said, I love my car. My little baby boy (he's a stick). I went to the dealership for a test drive of a manual after I had previously test driven the automatic. The ride is smooth and sounds like a kitten - it purrs so softly, you can barely hear it. At this one dealership, I was under the impression that they didn't have blue ones so I was just going for the final test drive. So I walked onto the lot. And I spied from the very corner of my eye to the left a whole lotta xAs...! Not just that, but BLUE ONES!! I approached suspiciously, because they wouldn't be manual (or so I believed), or base model ( I only wanted an alarm system and the blue interior lights). But it was exactly what I wanted and I firmly grasped my arms around the car. Obviously, I was exactly what any good dealer salesman was looking for. And he saw me. He said, "You take home!" and I shook my head sadly, but truthfully. "No, I don't have any money here. It's at another dealership." He shook his head. "You drive home today." And I did - no downpayment at that moment or trade in. I later gave them my down payment and loan money and trade-in. All was good. And I brought home a 2005 Scion xA, Indigo Ink Pearl.My car is the most adorable vehicle you've ever seen. (And many many people have told me so.) You will not be disappointed with Scion. You get the Toyota quality at the Ford price. I love it!
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best car in class

by from CT on December 20, 2012

Peppy; handles with a rare agility. Gas scrooge. Front seats very comfortable and surprisingly spacious rear seating. Just wish it had more storage but for the money, a steal.
Peppy; handles with a rare agility. Gas scrooge. Front seats very comfortable and surprisingly spacious rear seating. Just wish it had more storage but for the money, a steal.
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Uses car for Work

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It's a great little car

by from Bosie, ID on September 23, 2006

I have about 25K on my Xa and I love it. I put a roof rack and trailer hitch on it, and it does pretty well hauling my outdoor activity toys, and even pulling a trailer. The only thing I am not happ...
I have about 25K on my Xa and I love it. I put a roof rack and trailer hitch on it, and it does pretty well hauling my outdoor activity toys, and even pulling a trailer. The only thing I am not happy about is that cruise control is not avalilable as an accessory. Can't beat it for the money. And it's a Toyota, so it'll run forever.
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Mrs.

by from Cumberland Co., PA on July 9, 2006

This is a great little car which also happens to be cute. I've owned an Xa automatic for about a year. Cumulative gas milage has been 29.8 mpg over 10,560 miles...about 75% city driving. Have had no...
This is a great little car which also happens to be cute. I've owned an Xa automatic for about a year. Cumulative gas milage has been 29.8 mpg over 10,560 miles...about 75% city driving. Have had no items need repair or adjustment (other than normal service). It is nimble, though the ride gets choppy on rough roads. The only downside is the lack of (not available!) a cruise control for the occasional road trip. Even so, longer trips are an OK experience.
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