2008 Scion xD User Reviews

2008 Scion xD Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"big car" 2 reviews

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Alex writes:
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5

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Fuel Economy, Roominess, Ipod integration

Cons

No arm rests :(

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Scion Xd; Love It, Hate It, Then Love It Again! — Well, what else is there to say? Its a small, yet spacious four door hatchback. Ooops, did I say the dreaded H-word? Well, I like hatchbacks, after all, aren't SUVs just big station wagons? The performance is amazing for such a small car. Its got a 1.8L engine that is shared by other cars such as the (now deceased) Celica and the Lotus Elise. Its not the fastest thing on the road, but it definitely goes. And the fuel economy is not too shabby either. The crazy thing is also, is how quiet the engine is. Only under medium/hard acceleration will you really hear it. We have done some in town, and highway driving, and can't seem to get under 31MPG. Of course, we have a manual transmission and we don't go over 70MPH, so, I am sure that these are contributing factors. Oh and we use the Standard Cruise Control quite a bit. Let's talk about seating. Its higher than a normal car, which makes it seem like we are driving a mini-SUV. The driving position is good for getting a feel of the road, and the steering wheel is very firm.The speedometer/tachometer is setup like a speedo and is very cool. The only thing lacking is the absence of a middle armrest, front and back. But, this is easy to deal without. Finally, what car is complete without a kicking standard 200 watt stereo w/ 8 speakers and a hookup to play/control your Ipod w/? And, its satellite ready too. Nice touch. :) I hope that this helps someone interested in the xD. Its the lovable car, that was an unexpected surprise. Really, we thought that we would be buying a Honda Fit and ended up w/ the xD. Who woulda thunk?

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JaredLarner writes:
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4

Pros

NAVIGATION SYSTEM + DEPENDABLE CAR + Looks pretty cool

Cons

I want an extra row of seats...

JaredLarner
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Great Car. Navigation Extremely Beneficial — I love its tight turning. This car has taken me safely through big bear and yet is very helpful as a daily driver, picking up youth for church! I really thank God for this car! Hard to get the best gas mileage because it is enjoyable to accelerate quickly on the freeways!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jeff_N writes:
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This was a perfect car for our youngest daughter while she was in high school.  Stylish, reliable, safe, and affordable.

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Our daughter has moved to Boston and we don't need a third car anymore. We have really enjoyed this car, but it needs a new home.

Jeff_N
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Great Car For Young Drivers And First-time Car Buyers. — Stylish, solid car, lots of fun to drive. Excellent acceleration and handling. Premium sound system. Excellent gas mileage. Comfortable and extremely reliable. We've owned it for 20 months and have never had a mechanical problem. We purchased an extended service ontract when we bought the car that we never had to use.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Anthony writes:
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Small and fast. taking fast turns makes you feel as if ur really racing.

Cons

Brake fade is high n constant braking is not recomended, they really must be takin lighlty

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I Love My Scion Xd And My Goal Is To One Day Make It A Full-bred Track Racer. That Might Take Awhile — Acceleration is good for the engine size and power.It puts u back in your seat when shifting from 1st to 2nd.braking power could be improved, perhaps disc brakes in the back instead of drum. handling is superb, i can take turns just about as fast as i think. the build is ok, things needed are better stock products like rims, lights, and brakes. it looks to plain unless you do mods to it. the interior is great. its small on the outside but spacious inside. color accents inside match the exterior color. cost is great u def get more for your money its a wise investment. gas milage is awesome. ive topped out on 40 mpgs on the highways and made a tank of gas last for 460 miles. maintenance isnt to bad. routine oil changes and the occasionaly brake change. overall the car is good, could be better, but that varies from driver to driver.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Mario writes:
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Stylish,

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Is you want a fast accelaration skip this car.

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I Love My Car! — The Performance could have been better. It does not have a hight acceleration. But we all know Toyota builds cars that "rock". The apearance is awsome! The gas mileage is grat and is a fun car to be in and ride.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Frankie writes:
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Exterior

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Speed

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Decent For Your First Car — Great in Performance, Okay in Speed and Acceleration (130hp), Decent in build quality, rattles sometimes can be heard (plastic interior) STYLING IS SWEET & COOL!!! Mileage is Great (Often over avg of 32 mpg) IMPORTANT: GREAT TO BE A TOY CAR!!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Sandco writes:
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5

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Handling, fits like a well worn glove (alot bettr looking)

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None yet

Sandco
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Love It! — Alot of firsts: first time we ever visited a dealer and bought a car with no bartering, First time we bought a warranty, first time we have NO buyers regrets. FUN fun FUN car

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:2,500

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Nick writes:
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40 miles/gallon

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Compact

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Smooth — Great car, very much different from the original Box Car, great cruising speed, up to 40 miles/gal!!!!!

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mikevest writes:
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Very reliable car. Never had any problems with it for 100,000 miles I owned.

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Styling could be better on front end. A bit boxy.

mikevest
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Scion — Overall this car was very good. Very fun to drive with the manual trans. Great mileage, comfortable, roomy for a small car. Plenty of power for what wanted. I will by another. Hope they improve the appearance and maybe a bit more power.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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