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2005 Scion xB

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2005 SCION XB
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By 05XBINSC
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2005 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my XB new in 2005 because I got tired of working on my previous car a Ford/Mazda Probe GT. Big change in terms of power and handling but I adjusted fairly easy. I find myself driving the XB HARD so I can't really complain about 28MPG, that being said, after 58K miles I have had not one single mechanical problem! I had a small chip in the windshield in the first month, used a "repair kit" and did not have to replace that until Jan of 2009. Getting ready to replace my 2nd set of tires. Lots of interior room, poor interior lighting, good seating position, good (not great) stereo. Buzzy on the highway, could use an extra gear, or "taller" 5th. Great value for the money! Paid 13,750.


Favorite Features

CABLE throttle, not drive by wire, NO RECALL issues stuck throttle etc. Can move big items with seats folded. High seating position, plays MP3 disks, traction control, VCS, and Brake Assist, ABS I especially like getting a reaction from those safety systems (remember I drive the car HARD!)


Suggested Improvements

Gearing-Buzzy at speed, search for a TSB "Technical Service Bulletin" on the A/C, if a customer complains about so-so A/C performance in a hot climate, they will fix it under warranty. Improve Communication! I had $2000 of parts replaced, for NC, I told the dealer I was warm! My tools miss me!BREAK!


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1 happy box owner
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By happy boxman
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2005 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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We have owned this 2005 for about 4years and absolutely love it . Our XB is probably the best built vehicle we've ever owned . Although probably not the most comfortable , esp for back seat passengers . Gas mileage is awesome , highway mileage aves 34 to 35mpg. Other than tires and oil changes its only been to Toyota service 1 time . (good exp ) It looks really small from the outside , but it is large enough to pack 4 good size people and a full load of luggage for a trip to DisneyWorld . Like i sad 35mpg. Good job Toyota Scion. Pretty much maintenance free. Great vehicle summer or winter. weve never once been stuck on snow covered roads


Favorite Features

Traction Control ,great stereo , great driver visibilty


Suggested Improvements

better interior lighting, only 1 dome light


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Loved everything except the noise
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By nyc to california
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2005 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


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Got the car used, researched a long time for it. great values, have all safety features except side curtains. Easy to mod. Added sound deadening material to the hatch and doors, but the noise is just too much for me.


Favorite Features

Peppy engine, hauls a lot (including a 3 seat sofa). Only needed Oil change as maintenance.


Suggested Improvements

too much road noise, some squeaking. bumpers didn't take well to NYC street parking. Fuse to the lighter socket is the same as the radio. no aux out or ipod


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The True X-Beezy
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By x-beezy05
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2005 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


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I purchased my XB with 57,000 miles already on it. I have always loved the scion but never really had the urge to buy one. I have been nothing but Impressed with this car, Great Gas Mileage,Stylish Look, better yet the amount of Room you have in the car is AWESOME!! Don't get me wrong this is a very Nice/Sporty vehicle but I honestly want a Jaguar.


Favorite Features

The Stock Pioneer Sound system Amount of space in the Car Gas Mileage


Suggested Improvements

Not a fan of the Orange lighting on the inside. Could use a little more HP


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Super Cool
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By Jim
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2005 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (1.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought my xB in late December 2004. Needed a vehicle that I could carry my disabled Sweetheart and be able to get her in and out without trouble. Told the salesguy if I could get the wheelchair in the luggage area, I would buy it and buy it we did. Has just over 23000 miles and couldn't ask for a better vehicle. Lots of power and energy, great mileage, and enough room for my 6'8" 300 lb son to drive with comfort. Installed luggage rack and aluminum alloy wheels from internet. Never used a drop of oil and no maintenance problems whatsoever. Best car I ever owned, and I've always driven sports/small cars (Triumph Spitfire, Opel Mimi-Corvette, Suzuki Samurai) and this one is the best.


Favorite Features

Room/leg room. Comfort while driving. Peppy 1.5 liter 4-banger engine...great gas mileage. Field of view is fantastic.


Suggested Improvements

Subdue the road noise and everything would be perfect.


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