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Our xB: an almost perfect small car...
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By S. Mudry
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2005 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


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Perfect car with only one drawback: noise at highway speed (70mph+ cruising is a chore.) Would be close to ideal with an overdrive five speed auto.


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such zippy handling is not what you'd expect from this upright bread truck, but it delivers...Love the high and supportive front seats. Like the way it looks too. Good gas mileage in town or out and about.


Worst Features

Toyota, listen up: put in a REAL overdrive five speed auto; with highway noise from this high revving engine calmed it would be more than a great city car.


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Great but stiff
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By sicvolo
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2005 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


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A lot of car for the money! ABS, stability, traction control, power everything and a great gas milage. Turns heads and very roomy. Couple drawbacks - a rather too stiff suspension, makes a bumpy ride on a bad road. It also has small luggage space unless you fold the rear seats. Otherwise a great car!


Best Features

Number of features for the price


Worst Features

Soften the suspension and add couple inches to the back to expand luggage space.


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Everything I want
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By Bryan Schuman
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2005 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


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This car is simply the best of everything I could want. It offers an excellent comfort level for the price. It proves you don't have to spend lots of money to get a nice vehicle. Sure there are oddities to get used to, but as a whole, it is a well-rounded fun vehicle.


Best Features

Center-Left spedometer positioning, Euro taillights, AC-ABS-TSC standard, Front car speakers are the most powerful rather than most car's focus on the rear speakers.


Worst Features

Rear domelight badly needed. E-brake is too offcenter- constant hand rubbing on the passenger seat. Lighting dimmer/mirror control don't light up.


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don't have one, get one!!!
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By joe r. ceja
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2005 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


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if driving an auto, let your xB warm up before driving off. this will help the trans shift smoother.


Best Features

it's different, it's a box, it's fun. got to love it.


Worst Features

improve the fluid flow to the trans. people who don't let it warm up might run into a problem later.


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My Lil H2
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By SB in TX
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2005 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (1.5L 4cyl 4A)


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Being a big guy 6'1'' and 275lbs I never thought I would enjoy this car. I couldnt have been more wrong. I drive 75 miles to and from work everyday and this car makes that time enjoyable. I cant wait to start tricking it out. I would recommend this car to anyone that is looking to save on money and gas.


Best Features

Overall room both front and rear seating


Worst Features

standard bigger tire size


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