2004 Scion xB User Reviews

2004 Scion xB Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 20 reviews

  • Performance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"ride" 8 reviews
"space" 3 reviews
"big space" 3 reviews
"exterior" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"weak power" 2 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews

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Tibco68 writes:
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4

Pros

33 miles to the gallon!

Cons

Poor cargo room.

Tibco68
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Small, Stylish And Cost Effective. — The body style is very "cool" these days. I love the fuel mileage. There is plenty of headroom. It fits is every size parking space with no problem. I would like a larger cargo space and possibly a cargo rack on the roof.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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tanmanmosco writes:
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4

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Roomy interior. Cool looking exterior.

Cons

Very underpowered. Acceleration is terrible.

tanmanmosco
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Great Teenage Car — I really like driving this car around town. It is a very comfortable ride. As I have gotten older, I realize that I would love to have more power in a car. Overall, I would really recommend picking up an older model for younger drivers. Great on gas.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Emax writes:
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5

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Loads of interior space; Great road visibility; Awesome city car

Cons

Less than stellar front seats; Low clearance on front and rear bumpers means they take a beating

Emax
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The Wonderful First Gen Xb — When I bought this car, my wife was not pleased. She felt it was too boxy and ugly. After a couple of weeks, she totally fell in love with it. Easy to park, great visibility (almost an SUV's perspective of the road), and loads and loads of cargo space. The unique style grew on her, and we've enjoyed this car for years now. At over 130k miles, we've definitely gotten our money's worth. Still seeing ~29 MPG regularly. The whole family will be sad to see this one go.

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CMaCk writes:
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2

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good car, runs

Cons

handle hung off, things sqick.

CMaCk
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Good Car, But Not Worth The Moeny — i loved the appearance when i bought the car, but after a while without hitting things or overusing the back door, the handle to open the truck just falls off and hangs there, which isn't very appealing. i get decent gas mileage which is good since i drive far for work. everyone who has driven my car thinks its fun to drive like a little go cart they call it. i like the car although they could have made it so stuff doesn't fall off.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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XB11554 writes:
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5

Pros

Plenty of room inside.
Great visibility both forward and reverse, no blind spots.
Great gas mileage.

Cons

none

XB11554
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Xb Is A Great Car — Plenty of room inside. Great visibility both forward and reverse, no blind spots. Great gas mileage and plenty of room for storage in the back. Great car for the money. I would definitely buy car again. Even the standard raidio is pretty good.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Igor457 writes:
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99% it's all great

Cons

It will get dirtier a bit faster then most cars, due to it's Awesome Aerodynamics.

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Superior — Performance is good, not great though, 0-60 MPH, is not fast, but it is a car to cruise in, if you really want to race then pimp it out. Has not broken down yet, it wont, i hope for a loooong time. Looks are Unique. noting like this anywhere, interior is HUGE, for such a car, much bigger then any car we have. Bunch of space everywhere. MPG are good, maintenance is good also, pretty cheap to take care of it. Now i got to tell you, this is my favorite car to drive, from all the cars i ever driven,That's a Fact. Take a test drive for a day and you might own one yourself.

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Kyle writes:
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Great room

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none so far

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Great! — I love the room, and the ease of customization. Acceleration is not that great but who needs it. The car all around is great i use it to get to school, and its a great car to drive. I surf with it to. Gas mileage is great!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andrew writes:
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Attention getter

Cons

slow

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Xb — Performance - acceleration is slow, braking slow, handling decent Build Quality - heavyly modified and it well built Appearance - once again heavily modified and well built Cost of Ownership - gas milage is awesome, only repair needed to data was water pump Fun Factor -blast!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dong Wook writes:
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5

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Very versatile, fuel efficient, and handles like no other box!

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Lack of power

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My Box — With the TRD springs and shocks, this box handles like no other; the ride is pretty comfortable and firm enough. The stock Pioneer sound system is pretty decent. Safety, what safety! The only downside is the power, it's good for daily commuting, but I wouldn't spend a dime on aftermarket parts to make this any faster cuz it will be a waste of money for this kind of a car. It's roomy everywhere else beside the cargo compartment. Overall, it's gives a good bang for your bucks.

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Patrick writes:
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5

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Extremely moddable

Cons

Stock ones suck

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A Tuner's Car — Suspension: DC Sports front strut bar Progress Technology rear sway bar Tokico shocks and struts Tanabe DF springs Energy Suspension bushings Engine/Transmission: TWM short shifter Clutchmasters stage 3 clutch Agency Power SS clutch line Redline tranny fluids Agency Power pulleys MMW cold air intake MMW headers Bassani axle-back exhaust No power steering :P Exterior mods (currently): X-2 lip kit Custom grille Debadged Rear wiper removed Rear wiper fluid nozzle modded Taillights tinted 5% tint soon to come back on 18" Tenzo Passion 5 wheels with Pirrelli PZero Nero tires (not on now) 15" Sportmax 502 stepped dish wheels w/ Falken tires Fender flares soon to come Audio: 12" Kicker L7 1500 watt Kicker amp 5 Farad capacitor Stinger competition grade wiring 0 Gauge grounding kit Pioneer P4900 CD deck w/ Zune hookup

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2005 Scion xB Reviews

Best Car For Best Value By ProfleXions_com

This is the most impressive car i have ever owned. This is the best car you can buy. We have done everything in this car, great for families and working. i have fit a kids bed in the back as well as l... Read More

Good Looking Car With Lots Of Personality By Pcechris2572

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2006 Scion xB Reviews

The Toaster By stanman

I like it fine. Very cool factor, better design than later models. Easy to customize with lots of accessories available. Fits lots of cargo with rear seats folded flat. Typical Toyota construction qua... Read More

Boxy But Dependable And Safe! By ashaleeta

I've loved this car since the first day I bought it. It has been very reliable and dependable throughout the years, making getting around cities an absolute breeze. Safe, yet tough, this Scion xB is f... Read More

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2008 Scion xB Reviews

Just Good Ole Fun For Kicking Around Town By Vinman

Love the easy maintenance, good gas milleage and fun to drive. Handles great and has a lot of get up and go. Great car for a first time driver because of all of the above features. With the low maint.... Read More

I Love It! By susan_m

I dislike that it doesn't have four or all wheel drive option. Other than that, this is the most reliable and comfortable car I could imagine. I recommend this vehicle for anyone, including families... Read More

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2009 Scion xB Reviews

Cool Car For Gettin Around In. By MPWallace

I primarily use this car to get to and from work. I am a musician. The Scion xB has more room than most SAVs and is great on gas. The only downside to the car is that if running Low Pro tires, it can ... Read More

Great Car For The Money And It's Made By Toyota. By jxprice

Great car! Does well all the way around. Wallet friendly on everything from oil changes to tires to gas. Good pick up for a four banger and handles nicely on the road. There's a lot more room insi... Read More

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2010 Scion xB Reviews

It's A Little On The Outside And Big On The Inside Fun Kinda Car! By evilwillieg

My wife and I have rode comfortably in this car with 3 kids and one in a car seat. The inside of this car is huge. There's no need to worry about setting the seat back to far that it might interfere w... Read More

Fun Commuter Car By George

Fun car to drive to and from work. Maintenance has only been oil changes and recently new tires. Other than that there have been no issues at all with this vehicle. Gets great gas mileage on the highw... Read More

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