• Dominik Posted: 4/28/2010 6:45am PDT

    These times you'll defenitely need a good reliable car, which is cheap efficient and not costly to maintain. You can buy any car in America, Called "Japaneese car."

  • Sam Posted: 5/27/2010 1:35am PDT

    What about a young, hip, public librarian? That's me and I drive this ugly mini-beast. It's been a good car for me though---very efficient, inexpensive to maintain, and a good deal of fun around town. I just wish the manual transmission wasn't such a struggle.

  • Erika Posted: 6/22/2010 9:46pm PDT

    I think for the non-conformists teens and those who like cost-effective cars, the xD is also "cool and cute" as well as efficient and reliable. I own a 2009 Scion xD and it definitely surpasses the MPG EPA rating. Trust me, I speed everywhere and I still maintain about 36 MPG. I agree, the car is inexpensive to maintain and it's a lot of fun to drive (especially since I drive from the Bay Area to San Diego 2 times a year). The xD is much better than the xA since it's not too small, yet it still maintains the compact car status. Oh and I think this car is extremely cute, particularly because of it's "chunky" demeanor.

  • Jesse Posted: 7/27/2010 8:18am PDT

    I have a 2009 xD, and have put about 40,000 miles on it. The fit and finish is not up to VW or Mazda standards, but it better than many other cars out there. The ride is a little harsh, but the car feels pretty solid on the road. I tow a trailer regularly, which Toyota does not recommend in the US, but does approve on the European version. It tows very well and I still average over 36 MPG. I have gotten as high as 41 MPG. My MPG numbers are calculated at the pump, not taken from the somewhat optimistic dash display. I agree with Mr. Hamel that the car should come with alloy wheels and floor mats. I added these on at the dealership. I also thing that the short shift kit should be standard. The 5-speed is too sloppy without it.

  • fb_100001663981238 avatar Daniel Posted: 7/29/2011 12:16pm PDT

    I do not think that this little compact is THAT ugly. I like the boxy-ness and overall feel that the xB is too boxy while the xA is too small. The xD feels like a happy medium.