2004 Scion xA Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
4.5
2 Reviews
Overall
4.5
Value
4.5
Performance
3.0
Style
4.5
Comfort
3.5
Fuel Economy
4.5
Reliability
4.5

2004 Scion xA Owner Ratings & Reviews

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2004 Scion xA - Nimble, efficient, sporty.

xA Owner
San Francisco, California
Overall
4.0
Value
4.0
Performance
3.0
Style
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
5.0
This is the best compact car I have ever owned! It handles well -- I'm never worried coming around a big corner or rolling down a steep hill. I have had to put minimal work into the car, beyond basic maintenance, and it still runs like new. We picked this car out as a family, and we are still all very happy with the purchase.
Story
After moving house, we took a 1.5 hour drive out to a big blue & yellow furniture store to "pick up a few things." Well, 2 hours into shopping and a couple of full hand carts later, we realized we may have made a mistake, given the vehicle we drove there. But the fold down seats, as well as the clearance between front seat and dash, plus the shape of the space between rear seats and hatchback ... (more)
Pros
Small, but stylish. We needed a fuel efficient compact car, and we got that and then some out of this little beauty. Folding rear seats have made it possible for us to transport furniture flat packs, storm-prep grocery hauls, a medium dog in his carrier, and other things you just normally wouldn't think you could cram into a tiny car. Despite the compactness of the car as a whole, nobody has ever complained about leg room or personal space, which is great since we chose this tiny car as a family car.
Cons
Sometimes it pushes more than I would like it to when moving UP steep hills (we live in a very hilly region). Not a lot of ground clearance, so curb scrapes, bumps, and high waters from rain can be a bit of a nuisance.

2004 Scion xA - I love my car!

Ali
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Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
3.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
4.0
My Scion xA is about 10 years old an has a little over 100,000 miles on it. His name is Nugget and we've been together since I bought him in 2004. Some people thought I was crazy purchasing a brand no one had heard of but, though he says "Scion" on the outside, the engine and other inside parts are all labeled "Toyota". I bought him thinking that I would have him for many years, and I certainly have. He continues to be reliable and still have plenty of get up and go! I like that the backseats fold down in two pieces, so I can have both a passenger and carry something long. The cargo space in this car is awesome! He can hold so much more than you would ever expect. They even included points to tie down to, which I wouldn't have expected. He's retained value surprisingly well. For... (more)
Story
Nugget got his name when my roommate borrowed and said, "Your car is really fun to drive. He's a little nugget!"
Pros
My favorite thing about my car Nugget is that he is CUTE. I love the shape of his body. And I love that he's a Toyota. I expect to get at least another 5 years out of him. His cargo space is also quite exceptional.
Cons
The paint job is really fragile. Within a few weeks I had scratches on my car, without any abuse. Also, the care has a low under body, so I have to be careful going over bumps. Perhaps the most annoying this is that the head rests have to come off the back seats before they can fold down, and they're a pain to put back on.

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