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2004 - '05 Scion xA (auto/manual)
MPG: 31/30
Estimated cost: $7,725 - $11,200

The xA was a precursor to today's Scion xD. It's smaller than the even boxier xB.

"The high levels of wind noise and the choppy ride make the xA fatiguing on a long drive," Consumer Reports writes on its Web site.

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Last updated June 03 2008: 4:14 PM ET