2005 Scion xB User Reviews

2005 Scion xB Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 27 reviews
"ride" 16 reviews
"space" 8 reviews
"reliable car" 8 reviews
"comfortable car" 6 reviews
CONS
"power" 13 reviews
"small power" 4 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
"noise" 3 reviews

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Great MPG, Economy, Reliability, Versatility.

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Nothing, Bit noisy at highway speeds- wind noise.

prosperpc
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Wonderful All Purpose Vehicle! — Love everything about it! Low maintenance, reliable, efficient and honestly quite a bit of fun to drive. Very Unique vehicle. Practical and spacious. Excellent value. No regrets whatsoever having bought this 7+ years ago. It's been with me for +100K Miles.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Great MPG city/hwy, lots of interior space, super reliable, peppy, features, practicality, unique look.

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wind / engine noise at hwy speeds over 70 due to aerodynamics.

prosperpc
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Favorite Vehicle So Far! — Bought this vehicle for company work (video production). It has been super versatile and efficient for my purposes. Carry equipment & people all with great MPG! Reliability has been fantastic with regular oil changes and tire rotations the only on-going maintenance required. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this vehicle. Only very minor gripe is road noise at highway speeds. Due to boxy aerodynamics and peppy 5spd gearing its a bit noisy.

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its awesome on gas, road trips, travel, work

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no 4x4

ProfleXions_com
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Best Car For Best Value — 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 lumber. its perfect!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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This is a great little car that handles well.  I've been getting 30MPG consistently.

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Big low profile tires don't make for the smoothest ride.

Pcechris2572
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Good Looking Car With Lots Of Personality — I enjoy the visibility from the large windshield, great headroom and legroom for tall people. This little car has lots of power for such a small engine. It handles the mountains very well kicking in lower gear when necessary. The low profile tires were not made for a super smooth ride but great if you like the look. The cargo space is fantastic when the back seats are down. The opening is larger than our full size SUV to haul large boxes. The remote-start is great for either very hot or cold days so you don't have to get in until the temperature is comfortable.

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Endless list

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safety was a question, power was MIA,

TheManInDboX
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Best Mini-suv Ever — I bought this car at the height of the fuel price jump. I had a Nissan Sentra SER-Spec-V that i traded in on it for.. I wanted reliability and Nissan is just not there anymore. The XB was a new design at the time, there was nothing else on the road like it. It had a huge aftermarket scene for parts, which made it that much more like a blank canvas. I had owned toyota's in which i had done motor swaps, and maintenance on before so i knew there was potential in power, styling, and the cost of 15k new out the door made it that much more fun to look into. I drove this car for only a short amount of time. But i met some great people because of it. www.scionrg.com and became part of a club. I ended up building my box toward my personality, and also loved the optional mods that existed for it. I would buy another one tomorrow. Reliable, never had a single issue, they are not fast, actually very slow, but they have tons of potential and loads of interior volume.. Biggest back seat of any car i owed.. (Even a Cadillac)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Pretty good gas milage. Sporty vibe depending on your preferences. Very spacious for passengers and driver. Very inexpensive to keep maintained. Never have had any problems.

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Pretty slow, only 108 horsepower with little torque. Can be considered ugly to some people. Interior is very bland and plastic. Not many extra luxuries you find in most cars. Definitely a budget car.

psev119
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Your Average Toaster. — This being my first car to own, I was very excited to drive it whenever I wanted and however I wanted. But after a month or so, I realized how slow it actually was and the excitement faded away. The interior is very basic, even below basic. Not much going on on the dash. It's a good car if you're on a strict budget, but don't expect getting anywhere fast. I average at about 27mpg, and that's with my heavy foot on the accelerator. Japanese cars are always trustworthy, but this one is more like a trustworthy snail. You could easily buy a different car with more power for around the same price. It's worth just forking out the cash and then selling it later for 2k less. I would just put some money down on a faster car like the Mazda3, and finance the rest if possible.

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Very practical

Cons

Not for spirited driving

muralmel
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Excellent Practical Family Car! — This vehicle is excellent for every day. Whether taking the kids to sports practice, running errands, or wanting to take a leisurely drive, you never have to worry about gas because it gets a whopping 30++ miles to the gallon!!

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Great gas mileage, lots of head and foot room, easy to maintain

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Pick up

muralmel
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Great Practical Car — I like the gas mileage and all the practical positives about this car. Driving is very easy and lots of visibility. Easy to maintain with having to have an oil and filter change only every 5,000 miles. Great family car.

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Tons and I mean tons of room.  Sporty with the 5 - Speed.

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Could use more power

thomas64014
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05 Box Aka Pc Medic Mobile — I bought this for business use and it has been very good for that. Tons of space, unique design that looks great with vinyl wrap, sporty with the 5 speed, great gas mileage considering how aerodynamically challenged it is. Defiantely has been a vehicle I am proud to own.

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Amazing amount of space, great gas millage, fantastic visibility, easy and fun car to drive... Unlimited free XM radio!

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Could use a little more power for uphills if it has a lot of cargo

adamilm
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The Most Reliable Car I've Ever Owned, And An Amazing Deal. — Probably the best car I've ever owned. Between the interior space, which makes the car feel huge, and its compact exterior makes it super easy to drive and park, it really is different then anything I've ever driven. I've never had an issue with this car! It's only ever needed gas and fluids. It has a good ride feel, comfortable seats, and is great for trips especially with the XM radio which is just awesome (especially since it's free!). This car may have been geared towards kids in their late teens, but it really works well for families with all of the interior space, and fuel economy it should not be overlooked. Really an excellent car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2010 Scion xB Reviews

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2009 Scion xB Reviews

Cool Car For Gettin Around In. By MPWallace

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2008 Scion xB Reviews

Just Good Ole Fun For Kicking Around Town By Vinman

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