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An amazing well loved car...

by from OXFORD, NY on August 17, 2008

After many hours of research looking for a vehicle with safety and economy as the two main objectives I decided to test drive the Scion XD. I was so amazed at the power and road response along with th...
After many hours of research looking for a vehicle with safety and economy as the two main objectives I decided to test drive the Scion XD. I was so amazed at the power and road response along with the design and room inside this car that I purchased this car. My family loves this car from the great stereo to the design. The side and curtain airbags w/ a 5 star side crash rating makes me feel better having my 2 kids and wife in the car. As far as economy, we average 40 mpg. We are very happy with this car and would recommend this car to all....I really can't believe there is not more of these on the road. We had to go out of state to find one w/ 3 Toyota dealers in the area. A great bargain for the price..
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Great Urban Runabout

by from St Paul on February 26, 2011

The Scion xD was our affordable option to find a small, four-door, manual transmission vehicle that's good for running errands around town. It holds five people, gets good gas mileage, is fun to drive...
The Scion xD was our affordable option to find a small, four-door, manual transmission vehicle that's good for running errands around town. It holds five people, gets good gas mileage, is fun to drive, and fits into the tiniest of parking spaces. The interior feels roomy for a small car (I'm 6'2) and we can haul three kids in the back seat with no problem. Our only criticism is the awkward placement of the cup holders, but it's a minor flaw. Overall, we've been very pleased with the Scion.
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A great car

by from va beach va on August 8, 2008

Great gas mileage- 36 mpg on the highway on the trip home from the dealer. Surprising comfort- wish it came with heated leather and a center console woul be nice. Not every buyer is an 18 year old. Lo...
Great gas mileage- 36 mpg on the highway on the trip home from the dealer. Surprising comfort- wish it came with heated leather and a center console woul be nice. Not every buyer is an 18 year old. Lots of cubby holes for storage. Very acceptable performance- coming out of a 325i- and I didn't miss it a bit. Runs on regular- something the BMW didn't do. Nor does the Smart Car or the MiniCooper we looked at. Would have possibly purchased a VW Beetle except for their poor reliability, poor crash test results. We didn't have to woory about those things with a Toyota.
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Love it!!

by from Minneapolis, MN on July 1, 2010

Great little car, handles beautifully, wouldn't trade it for anything! We got the manual transmission, and it shifts easily. Will be perfect for our small little family!
Great little car, handles beautifully, wouldn't trade it for anything! We got the manual transmission, and it shifts easily. Will be perfect for our small little family!
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The xA has a big brother!

by from Kansas City on October 13, 2007

"I drove a Scion xA for 2 1/2 years and liked the car a lot. But when a new xD wizezd by me on the highway I had to try one out. I was so impressed that I traded my trusty xA on the new xD. This new m...
"I drove a Scion xA for 2 1/2 years and liked the car a lot. But when a new xD wizezd by me on the highway I had to try one out. I was so impressed that I traded my trusty xA on the new xD. This new model is as if the xA outgrew it's teenage years and became an adult. The xD is an improvement over the xA in every aspect (not that it's a bad car by any means). The xD feels much more substantial than the xA-- like a much bigger car than it really is. The larger engine is a huge improvement. True the mileage is a little less than than the xA (about 3-4 mpg less on average) but my mileage so far averages around 34mpg and the better, quieter ride and extra power more than make up for the minor mileage loss from the xA. The xD is a great value for the money. Compare it to a Matrix or Corolla comparably equipped and you will understand what I'm talking about. Items come standard on the xD that are expensive options on many of the ohter vehicles. The hatchback design allows a lot of cargo space you don't get with a sedan. The only option I got was the automatic transmission and floor mats. Beware if the gobs of accessories (mainly comsetic) that can quickly underscore the inherent bargain value of this vehicle. Most everything you need is already included on the stock model, so if you stick with the basic vehicle straight from the factory (I'd highly recommend the automatic however) you have yourself a great little car and to top it off, one of the best values in the auto indurstry!"
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I LOVE MY SPICY RED XD!

by from Long Island, NY on September 3, 2007

I've had this car for a little over two weeks now, and I LOVE IT. As soon as I walked into the Scion showroom, I was hooked. The XD is just beautiful. It's roomy in the front and the back. And while I...
I've had this car for a little over two weeks now, and I LOVE IT. As soon as I walked into the Scion showroom, I was hooked. The XD is just beautiful. It's roomy in the front and the back. And while I will probably never sit in the back, I love that the back seats recline. What an unusual feature. At first glance, it doesn't have as much trunk room as the Fit, BUT once you lower the back seats and make a flat surface, you have lots of room. The XD rides very smooth, and take corners nicely. The brakes are firm and responsive. And I love the way I sit high on the seat. It took a couple of days to get used to that, but I love the way I can see the road better. It feels like I'm driving a mini SUV. The XD has lots of storage spots in the front, and the radio is great! Every other car I looked at only had an mp3 jack, but this car has a dedicated ipod jack! So I can control my ipod with the radio controls. Totally Cool. The controls are exactly in the places they need to be, and are easy to read. The seat cushions are comfortable, and the interior styling is really nice. Since Scion is made by Toyota, I have no doubt that the reliability will be great. My previous car was a 2003 VW Golf, and it gave me headaches, so having a reliable car will be a nice change. The buying experience was wonderful. Scions have "pure pricing" similiar to what Saturn does, and they was NO pressure to get added options, even though the XD comes with plenty. The price you see on the website, is the price you pay so there is no confusing haggling. I also test drove/researched the Honda Fit and the Nissan Versa, and while they are both great cars, in my opinion, the Scion XD is definitely the superior of the three. I had looked at the Fit for about three months trying to make a decision about buying it, BUT I brought the XD in just three days. Saw it on Thursday, test drove on Friday, drove it off the lot on Saturday! There is so much more good things I can say about this car, but do yourself a favor and just go see for yourself. PROS: Parking is a breeze Hidden storage compartment in trunk Excellent steering Interior styling High MPG Basic but good exterior color options CONS: 0 to 60 could be faster trunk space could be slightly larger cargo cover should be standard
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Solid Car for the Money

by from Spring Hope, NC on May 31, 2008

I just bought this car. I thought it would be tolerable to deal with it and have great mileage. Then I drove it and fell in love with it. The car is rock solid from the engine to the exterior of the c...
I just bought this car. I thought it would be tolerable to deal with it and have great mileage. Then I drove it and fell in love with it. The car is rock solid from the engine to the exterior of the car. The engine has just enough kick to make the car interesting and keep the mileage high. I found that 65 mph the car does anywhere from 38 to 42 MPG.
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Great Value/Nice zippy car

by from NJ on August 29, 2009

Only had my 2008 XD a few weeks but love it so far. Terrific mileage, good acceleration. I thought that I would feel uncomfortable or unsafe in such a small car but I don't at all. Front seats are ver...
Only had my 2008 XD a few weeks but love it so far. Terrific mileage, good acceleration. I thought that I would feel uncomfortable or unsafe in such a small car but I don't at all. Front seats are very supportive. I love the styling of the car although I've heard some describe it as ugly! It holds MANY bags of groceries in the trunk and if I need more room the seats go down easily. I thought I would buy a Honda Fit but this XD won my heart. I do hope it lives up to Toyota's durability history.
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The xD is a good value all around

by from Clark, Missouri on May 6, 2008

Good value for the price. The automatic trans needs one more gear to lower the cruising speed rpm's. Gas mileage is excellent and engine power is very respectable. The stock Pioneer sound system is so...
Good value for the price. The automatic trans needs one more gear to lower the cruising speed rpm's. Gas mileage is excellent and engine power is very respectable. The stock Pioneer sound system is somewhat disappointing in delivering less than crisp, clear sound. The car needs a center arm rest and the center dash panel should be flush with the molding. I have had my vehicle 6 weeks and thoroughly enjoy it. A few upgrades on the interior and this vehicle would be a real winner.
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Best Car I've Ever Owned In A Big City

by from Chicago, IL on March 9, 2010

I've lived in one of the nation's largest metropolises for several years now and have gone through a few cars...and I must say, the Scion xD suits my needs far better than any other vehicle I could th...
I've lived in one of the nation's largest metropolises for several years now and have gone through a few cars...and I must say, the Scion xD suits my needs far better than any other vehicle I could think of. As an artist, I occasionally need to haul large, bulky items such as wood beams or bicycles or costume racks. The interior space of this little car has, astoundingly, always been enough. As a city-dweller, I need good city mileage, which the xD provides, as well as good initial pick-up to make driving from stop sign to stop sign fun, which it also comes through on. And despite its interior size, it's technically a sub-compact car, so tight parallel parking is not a problem. I love the iPod hookup that comes standard, and the sound inside is quite nice. Also - I never thought I'd be one of those people who'd use the steering-wheel audio controls, but I was wrong. Steering-wheel audio controls are awesome. I've never had a mechanical problem with it, not even in snow, and it rides high enough that I don't get stuck in snow banks by the curb after a storm. I would most definitely recommend this car to anyone who lives in a crowded city.
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