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Best Car for the money!
By Kamal on 02/15/09 12:56 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Review

This car is amazing. It is the perfect package. the optimum value for the money. Roomy ,comfortable,reliable and very smooth shifting .The engine is the same as a Camry.
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Great Vehicle
By Daniel on 01/24/09 21:33 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Review

This vehicle is an impressive step-up from the previous generation. The xB handles well and feels overall very solid. The suspension is seriously lacking: you will feel every speed bump or rough road. The fuel economy is unimpressive, but this car was not designed for that purpose. It is extremely roomy and rekindles my love for driving. Every time I'm behind the wheel I'm having a blast. The cluster gauges in the center are weird at first, but easily you can adjust to them. The sound is very impressive in the car. Overall really great vehicle backed by the quality Toyota engineers it with.
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2008 Scion xB(2nd gen)
By Tj2008 on 12/30/08 15:52 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I got this car after trading in my 2007 Honda civic and I love the xb it is way more fun to drive! And there is a lot more passenger space and its great that it came with the first two recommended services free! I never fell like I dont have a lot of power the engine has great get up and go, and this car is easy to park and everyone is suprised by how much room it has on the inside. Though not as much as the first generation xb (really boxy one) you still get a lot of people staring there is nothing quite like it one the road and that makes it so great! The automatic trans. Even though a four speed it gets decent mpgs. My best mpg I got was on a trip to the beach hwy and it was 33.3 mpg!
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Best small wagon
By Almadcity on 12/29/08 22:19 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Review

Coming up on 15,000 miles my overall mileage is 30.4. The dealer tells me many other customers report similar so what's with the EPA ratings? Build quality is great but that's to be expected with a car that has a VIN starting with the letter "J" (made in Japan). The interior size and cool styling with 2010 MY safety features at a good price won this old guy over.
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Love Love Love my wagon!
By JaeTee on 12/21/08 13:10 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I love this car! Sure, it's funny looking, but just sit inside it and you won't have any more complaints about that. The interior is so roomy and the backseat is wonderful, there's no backseat-middle hump, so people love taking my car when we have a full load. Plus there's tons of head and legroom, it's easy to get into, and I love the rear tinted windows. Of course, the cargo space is the reason this 21 year old wanted a wagon. I fit all my junk in it when I moved away to college, and still had room to leave visibility in the passenger rear window and the passenger side half of the hatch window. Lastly, the car drives wonderfully, like a little car, and has a great stereo system.
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Too Hip 2B Square!
By Thomhcky on 12/12/08 21:24 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

Review

What a ride! I purchased a special edition Gold Rush Xb. This car came with TRD lowering springs. This gives it a good stance. I purchase a set of 16'' Bronze powered coated wheels from Discount Tire direct for $350 delivered. I also have installed a short throw shifter for my five speed and some fog lights. This is the biggest small car I have ever owned. With it's high belt-line and low flat roof, it looks like an old chopped top 32 five window coupe! My wife hated the color, saying it "Looked like a Pimp Mobile". She has since warmed up to its interior room and comfortable ride. This car came with a huge sunroof, that should an available option in the future. take a test drive today
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Good Little Car
By Joanne Griffin on 12/11/08 10:59 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Review

I had a 2005 Scion XB and loved it but it was a little slower than I liked. So I traded it in for the 2008 Scion with the new body style. Love the car. She has enough power to get out of the way of fast approaching vehicles that don't want to let you merge into traffic.
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price vs expectation
By neutral user on 12/03/08 00:30 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Review

To be fair, you get what you paid for. At $18, xxx don't expect performance like a Porsche. I read other reviewers, you going to get some damage when you hit the curb unless you drive a tank. Build is great at this price, pretty quiet ride. Huge space picking up passengers from airport. Quality/comfort is up to my expectation at this price. My friend has a Mercedes which cost 3 times more. You can't compare at that price range. Overall, happy with this car. One thing is at 8xxx miles, engine start shaking and vsc lights on. Took it to dealership and the replaced the engine wiring hardness. So far, it's ok. Didn't expect this issue from a Toyota 11 months old car.
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One Year
By Mark19 on 11/10/08 20:46 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2008 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)

Review

After one year and 13,700 miles no Major issues. Nautical blue with 5 speed. Car runs great. Ipod hookup works well. Power is good. Minor issue of clutch. This is the 7th car I owned with a clutch and I still feel uncomfortable with it. Feels like it sticks or slow to release. Other minor issue was the radio tuner knob keeps falling off. I am getting 30-32 miles per gallon on regular no name gas. Breaks are excellant, steering is great. Radio is fantastic. Headlights are exceptional at night. Interior lighting is great. Back seat undershelfs are great. Can seat 5 adults without a problem. Side view mirrors with lights are great. Horn is very sensative. Steering wheel radio controls are easy to operate.
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08 Scion XB
By marnie on 10/26/08 23:48 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 4A)

Review

Love the interior room, looks and over all choice of this car. It is noisy in regards to road noise and it is fairly uncomfortable on long trips. The 08 did get a bit of a blind spot when it gained the extra length. Good car in general. Great for hauling. Just totaled ours. Will be replacing it with something a little more comfortable.
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