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2005 Scion xA User Reviews

2005 Scion xA Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"maintenance" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews
"hatchback" 2 reviews

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Bryan writes:
2005 Scion xA 4 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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Excellent gas mileage with regular.  Nice first minivanish car.  Handles surprisingly well and it stops on a dime.  Is wonderful at keeping the inside temp perfect.  It is a comfortable ride for 4 maybe 5 and can still move and not ride the ground.

Cons

Trunk is a bit small.  It may be peppy but has no real power for high speeds nor serious acceleration.

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Mini Mini Van — Its a nice little reliable car. the stereo can really punch if you want and sounds quite nice. It handles extremely well, and for only having 110hp it is nice and peppy.

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tps writes:
2005 Scion xA 4 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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This car is reliable and economical to own and run.  It's fun and darn cheap to drive as a commuter car, takes tight turns on roundabouts with ease, and shifts so as to give you good power and acceleration for its size.

Cons

It's not a car to take long trips in.  No cruise control and size make for an acceptable but not enjoyable ride for long trips.

tps
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Great For Your Pocketbook! — I like everything about this car except its lack of comfort for long trips. I haven't driven it more than an hour one way on more than one occasion, but I am used to cruise control. The front seats have good lumbar support and the cup holders and other items all conveniently placed. The radio is nice! Great sound for an economy vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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myfriendisamish writes:
2005 Scion xA 4 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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Overall a solid vehicle.
Pros: Very good gas mileage, with up to 40 MPG during the summer on highway miles. Good handling and comfortable seating for the size.  Easy to perform maintenance on.

Cons

Cons: The size of vehicle. Of course being a hatchback, it does limit who  or what you can take in the car! Not the easiest car to drive through snow up here in the north, either. Low clearance and not a very powerful engine (trade-off for good gas mileage) so it is not good in snow and never take off-road.

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Solid Economy Vehicle For Single Owners Especially In An Urban Setting — Overall I am pleased with the vehicle. The good fuel economy and low maintenance have made for low vehicle expenses. It is an easy vehicle to do the routine tune-up work on. It is a fun vehicle to drive and has a good stereo system. The only problem I had was with the camshaft system, which had some problems with seals and oil leakage. With the exception of repairing that, there have been no other repairs needed on the vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Steve writes:
2005 Scion xA 4 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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Totally fun to drive

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103 HP

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Scion Xa Rs1 — I love my RS1 Evil Bean, MuWaHaHa!!! the color is amazing, tons of room, and more pep than you would imagine. just can't wait to get more done to it... A s/c would be awesome! Body kit,too. I'm really happy with the car, for the most part.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Michael writes:
2005 Scion xA 4 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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i beat a mustang!!!!

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hatchback!!!!!!!!

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Xa — hatchback!!!!!!!!!!! 4 cylinder!!!!!! nothing more needs to be said.. hatchback!!!!! as far as perf goes its got a great 0-60 time off the line. and toyota makes good cars! the cost of the car was a bit more then i was hoping to spend. 15000 for a hatchback!!!!!!mn

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Cosimo writes:
2005 Scion xA 4 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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Build quality, value, gas mileage, looks

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notchy shifter, sssssslow

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Scion Xa: The Little Underrated Car That Does — My xA has to be one of the slowest cars on the planet, but it handles like a kart. It's basically a Toyota so it's built like one. Meaning it will run for many years to come and, at four years old, still feels like a new car. It also gets great gas mileage (around 32 with my lead foot). I love how it looks. Everyone likes the xB, but the xA looks like a pugnacious little rally car to me. Driving it is, well, fun, I guess. It's really not made to be driven hard so I can't expect it to put a grin across my face like a 2002ii might. Cost to operate is very low. Just gas and oil changes is all that it's needed so far (knock on wood).

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David writes:
2005 Scion xA 4 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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Good gas mileage, low maintenence and it is a cute car!

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No leg room in the back seat.

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2005 Scion Xa — Bought this car new in July of 2004. It is a Toyota product so you know the quality is there. The sticker said gas mileage was around 38mpg on the hwy and I get around 35. I only have 52,XXX miles on it but the only thing I have done is give it an oil change every 5,000 miles. For a car with a small 4 banger it really does have some "get up and go" when you hit the gas.

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Stanley writes:
2005 Scion xA 4 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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compact yet roomy

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Low Hp

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Small Compact Car, Built To Last — It is a small (outside) car with low Hp, but still will get up and move... Easily modified... and very reliable

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Rebecca writes:
2005 Scion xA 4 Dr STD Hatchback Review
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5

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the MPG and folding seats

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it's a 4cl & i miss my V8

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If I Could Marry This Car, I Would — It has great HP for a 4 CL and the 1.6L is not that bad; great MPG and I love how the seats fold down for more cargo space.

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Reviews From Other Years

2006 Scion xA Reviews

Fun And Peppy Car To Drive With Great Gas Mileage. By elocs

My 2006 Scion xA is a Release Series 3.0 and only 2100 were made. Mine is badged 1047 of 2100. It has a Kenstyle body lip kit only available on the RS 3.0 as well as the Stingray Metallic Blue which... Read More

For A Small Car With A 1.5l Engine It Does Pretty Well. It's Fun To Drive, Gets Great Mileage. By Kessog

I've had the car for 4 years now and still love it. It gets 34mpg and can run 80mph all day if needed. Running the A/C does bog it down a bit though but I don't use that much anyway. Handling is goo... Read More

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2004 Scion xA Reviews

Not That Bad A Car... By Matt

This is a very easy and fun car to upkeep. it doesn't have lot of power, but if it did, I can't say I would be here. It's a sharp looking car but it's on the cheap side when it comes to the build. ... Read More

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