2004 xA Owner Reviews (2)
This is a very slow car.
AOL user 2008-07-16 21:24:54
I loved this car when I first bought it. I soon found that it was a very, very slow car. It takes a while to pick up speed. It's good on gas though. It's an OK car but not worth the price that I'm paying for it. Would I recommend it? Yea the newer scios...sure
Saved my daughter's life!
Long story short, I feel the Scion saved my daughters life. It was about 4:30 AM (3 blocks away from home) when she lost control of her scion xA going around a turn at about 40 MPH. She went down an embankment, up the other side and plowed front end first into a brick colum and iron fence. EMS couldn't believe she was alive let alone talking and moving around. Although injuries were sustained, there was no internal bleeding and no broken bones. When I saw the car I couldn't beleive it either. There were only a couple of windows NOT shattered or blown out, and the passenger main frame (whatever incases the drivers/passengers themselves) was still intact. It was the only thing not twisted or torn apart. The front end was no more, the axles were busted up sending one tire flying off. Most likely, if she hadn't been wearing the seat belt she may have gone through the windshield. Glad all that persistance with car seat restraints/seat belts when she was little paid off. But It is my feeling that based on what was left of the vehicle that it was the strong infrastructure of that frame that kept her alive. And keep in mind this car was maybe 3 years old. So it wasn't the new one with optional side impact bags.
Hopefully the Scion people will read this and continue doing what they are doing and more. But I thought you readers might like to know.