Blessed to find an immaculate '05 after months researching original vs redesign; thrilled w/visibility, handling, mpg, ease of maintainence and cleaning, interior size, ease of entry/exit. Only negative so far is that rain drips into interior when window open - should be an easy fix with visors. Fun to watch folks strain their necks when seeing the xB for the first time, get lots of questions about it. Plan on keeping this forever. Will test out the traction and stability soon on the approaching ice and snow.
Visibility, handling, interior room for passengers, love the funky radio color changes, sound system is awesome, great lights on dark roads, easy to find/work with under hood, combined mpg has been 36 so far.
External temperature gauge, more solid arm rest between front seats, intermittent rear wiper, visors to prevent drip of rain, lighted and larger visor mirrors, sunroof would be awesome, rear bumper protection standard.
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