I Hate the Tea Cups - 2008 Scion xB Long-Term Road Test

2008 Scion xB Long-Term Road Test

2008 Scion xB: I Hate the Tea Cups

January 21, 2009

My sister and her kids decided to come to LA at the last minute to spend a couple of days at Disneyland. Just because I live in LA doesn't mean I know my way around Anaheim.

I readily grabbed the keys to the xB not only because it was the only car available, but it had a nav system to help me get around D-Land. I know how to get to the park, but how to get to my sister's hotel and places around it I have no clue.

Getting there was a snap. I had a lot of fun and I took a spin on the Tea Cups with my niece after she begged me for a really long time. I'm not a fan of the ride but I couldn't refuse her. After a few nauseating spins the torture was over and I had a great rest of the afternoon. Until I had to leave, that is.


I exited the park into an area I didn't know and I was supposed to meet my family at the Denny's next to their hotel. At that moment the nav system decided to go Tea Cups on me. It spund around and around even though I was driving straight. It had me driving through buildings and on roads that didn't exist. I had to navigate the old fashioned way: I stopped and asked for directions.

Technology is great until it breaks. Nothing can replace a good map in my opinion.

Scott Jacobs, Senior Photographer @ 32,451 miles

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