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A Little Sports Car Lies Beneath
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By 26 xB owner
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2004 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Forget the xB's exterior styling, you won't see it inside the car. In fact, it's box shape makes it a roomy car. Buy one and you'll think you're stealing from Toyota. I've brought home a 27" TV with it's package. I doubt you can pull that one off in a Camry. It's so roomy it'll have people fighting over the rear seats. The ABS help me saved a little kid within a week of delivery. When the curve says 25, you can throw it in there at 35 and edge it up to 45. The steering is light but NOT numb like many other Toyota products. I only wish it had an extra gear (more on that). If the Miata is a solid 10 in fun to drive and the Celica is a 9, the xB is a respectible 8. But those are only toy cars.


Best Features

The power, thumping Poineer MP3 stereo, ABS, the usefully roomy box shape, how the center instrument leaves plenty of shelve space, deceptively good handling, and low price.


Worst Features

It needs a 6th gear and a lower 1st gear. It's loud on the highway and I feel like I'm killing the clutch in San Francisco. Bring back Tercel's shifter. I drive it a lot so cruise control would be nice. It rattles a bit occasionally but this isn't a complaint. I would rather have reliable mechicals, which it does so far.


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Love It
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By Stephanie
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2004 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I love my 2004 Scion xB. At first my husband had to do some convincing but it paid out in the end! With gas prices the way they are you can't go wrong with this little car and you still have the room to haul things. It is a different car but its also fun to drive and watch the other people give you a weird look because it is so new to Minnesota.


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The little box that could...
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By Liz
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2004 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I did a google search on new cars that cost $15,000 or less and this car was in the group. I had never seen it on the streets before and took a look at it at the dealership. After the test drive, I researched this vehicle. Consumer Reports rates it as a good buy, and it is one of the best for fuel economy. Also rated excellent for interior room...who could deny that. Great for tall or disabled people. Forget about this being a "youth" car, I'm 46 and I love it. I also got the manual, and it's so fun to drive! I bought it on e-bay, and drove it from CT to IN, 1,000 miles w/no problems. Scion = Toyota = Quality!


Best Features

interior LED lighting and alarm system.


Worst Features

cup holders for the small arm challenged!


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My Scion (Artoo is his name)
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By Scion Fan
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2004 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Five adults go out to dinner in this car, it's so roomy -- one is 6'5". When we go out with another couple, they always want to take our Scion. I have hip/knee arthritis, but no problem getting in and out. 93 year old mother-in-law can do it alone. It's little on the outside, but huge on the inside. It also drives/corners like a sports car -- just not low- slung. Good visibility 360 degrees. No blind spots. Toyota quality, 100% Japanese made. What more could you want?


Best Features

Easy in, easy out; corners like a Jaguar. Handles on roof inside each door.


Worst Features

I would like arm rests in between the front seats.


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Great unusual inexpensive roomy car!
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By Isaak
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2004 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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By the price I paid it's the best car I could buy! Unusually roomy, camfortable enough, peppier then I was thinking, gave me 32.5 mpg (auto) with a/c on on the highway (250 mi trip). I added a central front armrest ($99, eBay), 3 output lighter socket for my cell and radar detector, map light and batt. operated trunk light (all for $30, Walmart) That's it! If you are not expecting to buy BMW or Mercedes for $15K you are going to be extremely happy! Have a great ride!


Best Features

Room, all power features, handling, visibility, seats.


Worst Features

I did all for $150: central front armrest, multi ligter sockets, map light for front, trunk light. Underhood light will be a plus too.


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