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Just what I was looking for
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Bradley Knisley
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2012 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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This was the first car that I bought brand new. I did a lot of research over a couple years to find just what I was looking for. I was at the Cleveland auto show when I sat in the 2012 XB for the first time. It was love at first sight. It now had an arm rest, which is a must and adjustable steering. I love the electronic steering because I work real hard at work and would much rather not fight with the steering wheel after a hard days work. I was looking for a SUV that was good on gas, reliable, could haul just about anything and looked good while doing so. I love the center mounted dash because the steering wheel doesn't get in the way of what you need to see. I upgraded the radio, purchased the cold air intake and TDR muffler. The car felt sluggish to me because I traded in my Jetta turbo for my new XB. This improved the performance and gave it the pep I was looking for. You honestly can fit almost anything in the back of this beast. I purchased a 60 inch TV that fit it in the back, in the box but did have to move the front seats forward a couple inches. I moved everything in my house except for a few pieces of bedroom furniture and my kitchen table. Let's face it, you can not get by with just a sedan being a home owner. This vehicle has meet my expectations and has exceeded them. I look forward to owning this vehicle for many many years.


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2 ScionXB GREAT FOR THE $
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Roxanne
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2012 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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This is my second Scion XB.
POSITIVES .
I loved the no barter sales
What it was online was the price.Period .
A great car for the practical person but i like the looks too.Not a muscle car peppy but good enough.Handles well.
Scion XB comes with lots of great features as standard.I love the bkuevtoith which turns the radio sound off as you talk back on when done
My First was a manual so bare bones but had everything i wanted and then some.
.Second Scion XB i did opted for an automatic as they had them on the lot but not the manual.Auto was my only concession to how it came.
Scion XB Has the biggest cargo area i could find for this price car.
Main reason i bought one again.
I have two 170 Mastiffs which fit well in this car.
Str 22ndaw bales 50 lb feed bags building
material.3X2 foot cage for chickens . everything fits with the back seat down plenty of extra room.and goes down with touch of a button top of each seat No hastle at all.
Roomy seating decent gas mileage between 32 to 35 mpg
I like the brightly lit instrument panel in the center although different
Best.. It heats quickly to cozy hot and cools quickly to very cool as well.
NEGATIVES....
RADIO....my 2010 had a mute button on the radio and steering wheel as well which the 2012 doesnt ..Better long distance reception
MATERIAL...BIG sticking point with me is material and carpet are very hard to clean.. Debri gets stuck in the fibers and wont come out no matter what.Dog hair and straw mostly.
Seat covers do clean up better than 2010 which were the worst ive ever had on a car but carpet is still just as bad.
Terrible really.They should take a clue from Focus on easy maintainence seat and carpet material.
Plus I wish id had a choice of color for floor and seat covering This black would NOT be my choice.!
Best if no choice would be medium grey much more practical brighten and open the interior even more.
CARGO LIGHT doesnt stay on long enough to get out my groceries but minor issue
BLIND SPOT. My biggest criticism of this vehicle is the large blind spots on both sides.A real danger.Many times i have seen nobody in the mirrors but a car was there .
FOR SURE LOOK OVER YOUR SHOULDER

WISH LIST ... Id love an alarm to let you know sonethings behind you as the back windshield is pretty high .
Better lighter color carpeting
and bring back the radio mute button

All and all i probably will buy this car a third time.
.For the price the many standard features size roomy seats very roomy storage... just cant beat it with any other car .


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My baby
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Reanna
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2012 Scion xB Release Series 9.0 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I love my "box car" you really don't realize how big these cars are until you get inside. This was my first car that I bought through a dealership and I loved every minute of it. The air conditioning was amazing in the front seats, though I heard from the back seat it was average. The car had a lot of storage space and really helped out when it was moving time. The stereo system was great! I don't want to trade him in, but with a baby on the way the price is a little expensive for me. If it wasn't I would keep the car until the wheels fell off. This is a great family car and is very safe! I would recommend to family and my own children


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2012 xB: A Great Car
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By cscrutinizer
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2012 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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After stalking this model for a couple of years, I finally pulled the trigger and bought a used 2012 to replace by dying Saturn Vue. I couldn't be happier.

The style is odd and will not appeal to many people, but funny enough, driving a box in today's world actually makes one stand out. Oh the irony.

This is a fun car to drive, peppy and agile. The tight suspension and low profile tires makes it feel like a Porsche, minus the horses of course.

I'm a big guy (6'/250lbs ) and I have tons of room. The seats are supportive and everything is within reach of the pilot's seat. It has more interior room than my extended cab Silverado.

I'm averaging 28MPG. I love this car.


Best Features

-Handling. -Peppy engine. -Option to drive in clutchless manual mode. -Gas mileage. -Reliability. -Cargo and passenger space. -Safety rating.


Worst Features

-The base Pioneer radio sucks. Really tinny and cumbersome controls. -The metal is a little thin and some of the parts are obviously cheap. But this is an economy car, so this is to be expected.


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2012 Scion xB Review
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By maxxtruck9906
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2012 Scion xB 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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This car is great! It has the 2.4L 4 cylinder, and a 4 speed transmission. After 5 months of owning this car I can say 2 things about it, 1.) It is near indestructible, and 2.) You can fit almost anything in it. I highly recommend this car. It is great for work, play, and family! I got it when it had 14,xxx
miles, and it now has 24,xxx miles.


Best Features

Cargo space, leg room, Radio and stereo system, speedometer location, it's distinctive looks.


Worst Features

Interior quality and features.


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