"My Scion is 10 years old, and it's still going strong! It's been totally reliable, very low maintenance, and it has great maneuverability on the road. The interior is surprisingly roomy for the size of the car, and a crazy amount of stuff fits in the back with the seats down. There's also plenty of hip room since there's no center console, so it's a very comfortable car even on long trips.
The only cons are so minor they're hardly worth mentioning - the windshield wipers aren't the best, and there's a bit of a blind spot on the side of the windshield that sometimes hides pedestrians, but those are really the only things I could possibly complain aboubt.
The Scion Xa is a fantastic vehicle and it's a shame they were only made for a couple of years."
"I got this car in college and assumed that it would bite the dust leaving me to upgrade to a larger suv after college. Well, 10 yrs later I am still driving this car. It's too practical to let go. It's never given me trouble and filling up the gas tank is easy breezy. I would be stupid to let this car go!"
"I've owned this car for close to 5 years and put close to 50,000 miles on it. I've had to replace the motor mounts, and fan motor for the a/c. Other than that just normal maintenance items (brakes, tires, oil change, battery), this car has performed very well. It's a very dependable car, gets in the 24-25 range for MPG with in town driving. This makes for a perfect in town commuter type car, or first car for the kids."
Cons: "Auto will go way over 100,000 miles if maintained"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"All service from 2006 has been performed by local Toyota dealer. I had driven other small cars before I bought my 2006 XA. What a mistake I had made not buying earlier Scions, as this Scion was just outstanding. Never should have fooled around with Hondas,VW, and English Fords. This vehicle is very dependable in all weather and has a Poineer sound system, and multiple speakers. I added tinted windows to it, as it came with white glass. No leaks and all systems work well. Good Price and a good deal. Toyota has a complete service history. I have all the the service slips too."
"I bought this 2006 Scion XA brand new. Sold it in 2014 at 61,000 miles, to buy a van to take camping and tow camper. Big mistake. Now looking to buy another Scion either XA or TC. I loved my XA, all I ever did was oil changes and rotate tires, never had 1 single other thing to do. It's fun to drive, corners great, great gas milage, and can always find a little nook to park in. With back seats down, I hauled my 4 little dogs, and at times 8 foot lumber etc."