I love the XB but it needs some visual balance. First the single backup light needs a partner to balance the bumper. Also, annoying is the fact only one armrest is provided but at least it is for the driver. And one final" want" for my XB would be dual pipes to really make a power statement. I guess it is the old v-8 mindset that I grew up with in the 60s.
The highway ride feels great. I drive an HHR for my job and altho pleased I prefer my XB because of the better view and more space in the interior.Also I like the XB because there is not a saturation of them on the road as compared to the PT cruisers and HHRs.
I just finished reading a review about the Soul,Cube, and the XB. Scion is head over shoulders over the competition. I love the comfort, unlike Hondas board covered up with fabric, when you sit on a Scion you feel like youre on your lazyboy at home not as though youre in some Chinese torture camp bench. Safety was a must for me, side curtain airbags, dual airbags, ABS, VSC, 4 wheel disk brakes, etc. I also love how everything is included in the pricing, none of this oh you wanted a steering wheel? Well thats extra crap. This thing is loaded. Gas mileage. The 4 speed automatic transmission has got to go and be replaced with a 5 speed. This is key for MPG. As it stands now the gas mileag
e is tolerable but I wouldnt call it good. Im getting about 24 miles to the gallon. Also, people putting mileage figures on here dont be lazy, do the math and dont just put up what the trip computer tells you up here! Overall good vehicle, I have 2 teenagers and they fit well.Buy a hitchitsgreat
The driver arm rest is a joke The one backup light is retarded add another one for better visibility Fix Gas light to turn on when only 1 gallon remains and the new little red light Ford has for the blind spot would be awesome as there is a blind spot on the XB. Be the original and not the copy.
This car had pretty much what I was looking for. 1. Space the back seat room is bigger than my wife 2002 Durango, 2. Good size cargo area, 3. Decent engine size/Power, and 4. Decent Mileage. I have already put 1800 miles on and enjoy driving it. It has a lot of of spunk and great turn radius. I did my research and test drove many compact cars that was in the same price range. Nothing seemed to compare to the XB. When I work from Home my wife steals it from me. The only negatives would be the arm rest, the power plug needs the key in the ignition and door console needs to be higher. overall I love the car.
Room in the car, Performance, steering wheel control. shelf underneath the back seat.
Improve the armrest and add one for the passenger, add another power plug that does not require key in the ignition. Raise the door console.
Just replaced my old 06 XB with a 09 and I love my new one way more. I'm getting 25 mpg in the city and 31 on the highway. It is more stable on the highway and feels much more substantial of a car. I get almost as much MPG out of the new one and way more power.
Interior Room Front and Back, The extra power, up from 103 horsepower to 158
I purchased my 2009 xb last year and I love it. This car is great on gas despite what the critics say, I average 28 mpg with the 5 speed manual. I needed something bigger than a car to carry my tools but still got good gas millage and was sporty. I get compliments all the time on its looks and back seat space. I want to add the trd clutch, shifter and maybe the intercooler eventually but I am really happy I bought this wagon. The cd player upgrade is a must for any die hard music lover, I got mine upgraded for free! Thanks checkerd flag Toyota. All in all this is one bad a$$ little toaster and I know it will last me for years to come.
the 5 speed manual, cd player and the head and leg room im six two and feel great driving this on long trips.
better lighting inside and maybe passenger arm rest