I traded my Black 2007 on a white 2012 I liked the last one so much!! Granted, I only had 24k miles on it but never once did I have any kind of problem. The 2012 is a huge improvement, the instrument Cluster is much better, they have made much better use of the available realestate by showing the outside temperature and time without having to toggle through the display.
Also, the sliding Armrest is way better than the skinny drop-down one.
It's a perfect cummuter, although city mileage isn't great, I get a 22.4 average constantly, but that's with a 1.8 mile commute with 5 traffic lights.
The standard is awesome with HD Radio, Bluetooth and iPod connection etc. Great sound.
I can carry two roadbikes inside plus enough luggage for a weekend Cycling trip. Cruises at 80mph with power to spare. Simple to fold rear seats flat. Huge carrying capacity for Costco trips etc. Comfortable and easy to drive and most of all...Outstanding reliability. I love my xB!!
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