2005 Scion xB Consumer Review: Disappointed
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2005 Scion xB - Consumer Review

2005 Scion xB

Average Consumer Rating

500 Total Reviews

Base Wagon (1.5L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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3 of 11 people found this review helpful
Disappointed
By TVkid on

Vehicle

2005 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (1.5L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Loved this car from the moment I saw it. Convinced my wife to get it for our small business as a delivery vehicle. The "toaster" sees a lot of miles, but gets regular service and is only driven by me. Rarely gets better than 29 miles per gallon. Had to replace all four rims and tires - $800 - because of cracks in the rims. Lost the transmission at 89,000 miles. Small back side light managed to vibrate loose and fall out - $175 to replace. Now AC compressor is going out. The Camry we used as a trade-in was much more reliable.

Best Features

Body styling gets lots of looks and comments, pretty good when your business name is on the side. Lots of room for people or delivery items. I can get three concert tubas with cases in the back seat.

Worst Features

Too much wind noise. Front seats are not very comfortable on longer trips. 15-inch rims are expensive to replace. Small gas tank. Interior lights do not provide much illumination. Lower body panels are pulling loose. Stock stereo okay at best. Instrument panel does not display enough information.
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