2006 Scion xB User Reviews

2006 Scion xB Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 53 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 30 reviews
"ride" 19 reviews
"big space" 8 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
CONS
"power" 14 reviews
"small power" 4 reviews
"weak power" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"expressway" 2 reviews

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dptazzz writes:
2006 Scion xB Base Review
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5

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Tight turn radius, incredible capacity, great looks, handles nicely, good MPG. Nice accessories, MP3 plug in, very kewl radio with transitional colors.

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I really dont like not having an arm rest on the front seats, between the 2 front seats. You have no place to rest an arm on the passengers side. Power is, well, minimal. Its a 1.8L engine, and flooring it brings a lot of squirrels to life, but not many horses.

dptazzz
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Fun, Great " To N From Shopping" Car, Loads Of Room. — It isnt on par with luxury mini vans, and it isnt trying to be. This is the "Cool xB model, later ones, when style changed, look like squashed mini vans. It drives and turns tightly, nimble, and has tons of cargo space. I fit 5 bales of hay in the back, and had room for one more, if he had it to sell. MP3 aux input is handy, right between front seats. Seats themselves, other than lack of arm rest, are decent. Not sure I want a 5 hour ride in this, but all around Atlanta, short to modest trips, I like it. The A/C works well, could stand a little better vents or more of them, as it does have a lot of space to cool. Not a lot of extra features, but it is still decently appointed for the price. The reliability of these cars is extraordinary. Solid front disc brakes do a good job, drum brakes in rear, well, this car doesnt weigh all that much, so you dont really notice any difference. Car almost parks itself, gets into tight spaces, and is a fun out in the boonies ( twisty backroads for you city folk :-). Overall... it will haul 4 people, as long people in back arent 6 footers. Back seats fold down to give you large enough space to haul at least 5 square bales of hay ( i probably could of fit 6 ). I wouldnt drive this across country as seats are OK, but not long hours ok. Road noise is nominal, again, in this price range, its relative. I have owned a nice Chrysler Town and Country minivan, THIS isnt that, and isnt trying to be. Need a reliable car for college student with tons of space ? or kid moving out of the house, or YOU just want either a second car for shopping, or, you are on a budget, have a family of 4, and need space for groceries, this will still work. We have put over 30k on this car. It is now up for standard 95k service- timing chain, front end alignment ( just needs one not a 95k service ) tranny filter/fluid, tune up- about $350 total.. that is not that much actually. I spent over $750 on a timing belt on my Olds Cutlass back in 2001.. I would absolutely recommend this as a an extra car, kids first time car, or just in need of an " all around do almost everything but not break our budget " car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Nick writes:
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Roomy, fuel economic, different

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Tiny engine with heavy curb weight, toaster on wheels

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Great Car To Get You Around In Style And Not Dish Out An Arm And A Leg For Gas. — MY car inspires thought. You see a Civic drive by and shrug. You see my car drive by and you have to think if you like it or not. No matter what it's in your head. Plus if you want you can wear a tophat inside.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Swedemom writes:
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Great Gas mileage, unique appearance, green envy color, handling, air circulation inside, great for handicap folks to get in and out of

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Haven't found one yet!

Swedemom
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Wouldn't Part With It!! Great Little Secret Of The Car World! — Bought my Scion XB 2006 about a month ago. Have already taken it on vacation to the mountains and it got 32+ MPG all the way. Drives like a sports car with the room or a big van inside! We packed for 3 adults plus ice chest and had plenty of room left. Love the shape, although I will never be able to hide out again! My grandkids love the DVD players in the head rests and they work beautifully. Bought this in pisteen condition so feel very lucky to have found it from a private owner. Still getting 32+ during everyday driving!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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gregorious writes:
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Everything you need/nothing you don't

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No Cruise control and no 6th gear makes high speed travel a bit uncomfortable.

gregorious
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Pure Driving — Its not a performance car; but I drive in urban areas. It goes as fast as my 400 horsepower GTO in real world situations. Why pay for the gas and horsepower to not use it (or so I found out). It is designed with getting you from point A to point B as its sole goal. It yields nothing to style or luxury. Pure automobile. No living-room couch, no entertainment center, no V8 with zoomies. Its the perfect car for actually going somewhere. That being said. It does wind up a bit towards 65mph as if It wanted a 6th gear. Lacking cruise control, its hard for me to keep it at 70 (about 4k rpm) without watching the speedometer. Just sounds too wound out. But the speed limit is 55 here and rarely moving faster than 35.. so .. GTG. Its been 3 years, not a single trip to the shop. It's cost me exactly gas and oil to run it. Its not a man-mobile, but I feel so smart driving something that is so smartly designed. Still... not feeling like a stud climbing out of it; usually have kids in tow proving my manhood... so.. good enough. Actually just ordered the 2009 XB series 6 as I could not think of a better vehicle to replace the wife's 2door.

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Sam writes:
2006 Scion xB Base Review
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Great Head Room and Cargo space. Easy to get in and out of.

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No heated seats or cruse controle.

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Xb Is Me — Great for short people. Easy to find in a busy parking lot. Has a great resale value. fairly cheap. Great first car. Will last for a long time. A lot of storage space. Great Radio. Has an Aux. outlet. Easy light blub changing.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Shauna writes:
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gas mileage great, fun!

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low HP

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Love My Xb! — peppy for the HP...great torque and acceleration!! Braking and handling are great since xB is so light weight needs few minor repairs great exterior paint; interior quality is lacking (stock) GREAT gas mileage; low maintainence!! Manual T's are fun!! ........................ ........................

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Wip writes:
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Because its just fun to be seen in.

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Safety ratings are poor.

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Great Car For Someone Looking To Buy An Affordable Car While Riding In Unique Style. — Its a box; but on the other hand its good box. Great use of space and very unique styling. I loved the lights inside the car that could be changed between 7 different colors. The sound system was quite premium for the class. Comfort was great considering the class and this model sat high up like an SUV.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Guss writes:
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4

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Fun to drive in or out of town. Toyota quality. Makes people smile. Roomier than you'd think. Gas saver.

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Too much hard-to-the-touch plastic in cabin.

Guss
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Little Package - Great Car — Performance is adequate for acceleration; excellent for braking & handling. I can only complaint about some little rattles in the cabin when driving on rough surfaces. This is a fun car to drive, period. Great gas mileage. The Japanese super-reliable Mini.

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Tony writes:
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stylish, roomy cheap

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not too fast

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Thinking Inside The Box — So it's a bit ugly, not too fast, but this car has got more personality than any I have owned. Its a blast to drive (once a little suspension upgrade) gets great gas milage and has room for everyone. Not to mention the community of owners I have met. There are 1000's of mods for it and it is pretty simple to work on. Its a solid reliable car and is cheap!

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Darku writes:
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Fun,Cute,Gas saver

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there are none.

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Bb Best Box — Amazing cars! and cute too! I got this on the very first day in 07 and loved it ever since! very easy car to do mods too so if your bulding a car its a great one to start on espically with a wide varity of parts. also it's amazing on gas millage avaraging me city around 36-38 and high ways 37-40mpg the car is amazing to drive too huge windscreen and many windows around it makes it very easy to see around and it handles like a dream with a tight enough turn radious to make a u turn on a two lane road. over all I love the Toyota bB or as there known in the states Scion xB's

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2010 Scion xB Reviews

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2009 Scion xB Reviews

Great Economical Car. By moosehead1

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2008 Scion xB Reviews

I Love It! By susan_m

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