2008 Scion xB User Reviews

2008 Scion xB Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 37 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance: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
  • 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
"ride" 15 reviews
"power" 13 reviews
"fuel economy" 13 reviews
"big space" 9 reviews
"space" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"interior" 4 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"weak power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Klay writes:
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Good power for a 4-banger with economy

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Don't really have any complaints.

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Econobox — Fun to drive, economical and has lots of room! Easy to work on. Parts are plentiful even aftermarket performance or cosmetic mods. The base package comes with everything you'd want. Power windows, locks, mirrors, a/c, cruise, cd player with mp3 or ipod connect.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alexsander writes:
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Sharp looking, plenty or room, great on trips, good power, all around good.

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kind of hard to see out of, dark on the inside. Strange looking dash. Fuel MPG not as good as the older ones.

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Toyota's Box Version 2 — Not a bad car overall, kinda hard to see out of. Great for trips, much better than the older version. Much better power, but not as good on gas. This model has cruise control, a must. Kind of strange dash design. Traded in on 2008 Hyundai for personal reasons, better mileage, and lower payments.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Daniel writes:
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Comfortable ride for tall ppl

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Four Star — Its roomy, A good working car, comfortable ride, very smooth on turns, and handles beautifully on hills and mountains. IPod hook up, seats fold down in back for storage room, good camping car as well, It is very safe, and has all of the dash board equipment in the middle

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Vinman writes:
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4

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Fun car to drive, roomy and great sound system

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Feels 'tinny'

Vinman
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Just Good Ole Fun For Kicking Around Town — 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. you can see this car on the road for a long time.

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susan_m writes:
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There is lots of space in the car that you feel that you are almost in a  mid size suv or a van!  I can load tons of things into the back.  It is very comfortable and great gas mileage.

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I wish that it was four wheel drive.  I would keep it forever if it had that option.

susan_m
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I Love It! — 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 that need lots of room in the back for children and cargo!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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KJean94 writes:
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So easy to get around in. Very easy to park. The brakes are awesome. Very easy to drive and gets really good gas milage.

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Just not tall enough for me.

KJean94
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Amazing Car — I love everything about this car, I just need something taller for me personally. This car is great for a first car or just one that is very simple for someone. Really great for almost anything you could want. Pretty much it's a small SUV. All in all, a great car and I'm sad to part with it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ashley writes:
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The space and amount of things you can fit in it!

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The dashboard lights sit to where it feels like you are truly driving in the dark at night.

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Fun Vehicle — I love this car! It's the right color, shape and size for me. I love love love it! The seats are comfy to sit in and there's plenty of storage for just about anything. The slight tint on the windows really helps out with the heat as well.

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Phillip writes:
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My absolute favorite car I have ever, or will ever own!

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Not a damn thing!

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My New 08 Rockbox! — It's hard to pick anything wrong with her. I have been a toaster fan for 8 long years, and now I have one! She is the 2nd gen box, and pretty much stock, for now. My Rockbox is a winner!

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cslman writes:
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great car toyota quality

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paint job blows, scratches very easy, front seats not real comfortable.

cslman
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Good But Not Great Car — Good car for the price. Generally happy with the car. Love the "Look" of the car. handles good. fun to drive. feel safe in car. long trips hard on the backside. have the blackberry crush paint and it looks great but paint is the worst I have ever had on a car, it scratches sooo easy, if a dog jumps up on your door--scratches-- behind your doorhandles --scratches-- from your finger nails, it is bad. Have had car since new in 2008.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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pganxb writes:
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Great car with lots of room and a great price. Cool dashboard gadgets. Aux audio input and iPod connection. We hit two elk (yes 2 elk) and was able to drive away from the accident. Love this vehicle.

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Biggest con for us is it doesn't seat 6. Just had another baby and would love to keep it but looks like we have to sell...unless anyone knows of someone who can extend it.

pganxb
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Love My Scion — A great family car. We had a family of 5 (just had a baby, now a family of 6) and drove our Scion xB from Florida to California. Got 20 miles from the Grand Canyon and hit 2 elk. Drove the rest of the way to the Grand Canyon. Had our windshield fixed there and drove the rest of the way to LA 2 days later. The xB is a beast. Great car!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2012 Scion xB Reviews

Love It! By qrystel

Really there is not much that i don't like about this car. The interior is a little soft, so it has a few scratches. The color is great. I handles so well, its higher off the ground, but handles great... Read More

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2011 Scion xB Reviews

Nice Sporty Vehicle With Many Options Including An Alpine Sound System By rsimps

this is a really nice car with only 42,xxx miles on it. has many options including Alpine sound system with subwoofer and sunroof. only 2000 of these were made. good gas mileage at 28 - 30 mpg. be... Read More

Nice All Around Car And The Reliability Is Great By reblhunter

the light in the back dosnt come one when you open the back hatch. the headlights could be a little brighter. being that the front of the car is flat it gets some stone chips . other than that its ... 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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2009 Scion xB Reviews

Great Economical Car. By moosehead1

Easy to park in tight places, great turning radius, yet very spacious inside. Lots of leg room in the front and rear seats. Easy fold down seats for lots of cargo area. 8 cup holders to accommodate ev... Read More

Overall Great Vehicle To Own By Matt

its quicker than it looks has decent entry level audio system its built with toyota quality and is a very practical reliable car. i think the car looks good the car handles better than most would thi... Read More

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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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