2005 Scion xB Overview

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2005 Scion xB Overview

Scion xB production and availability expanded in 2005, but there were no significant changes for this second year of production. The xB and xA were joined by a new model this year, the tC coupe. Scion's unique and bold styling, especially with the xB, has attracted many new prospective buyers to the Toyota lot, but the Scion sales experience has been instrumental to the company's rapid success.

The xB is surprising well-equipped for its price, and despite a myriad of available dealer installed upgrades, it would be a challenge to create an xB that even comes close to $20,000. Standard features include keyless entry, full power accessories, a Pioneer CD audio system with MP3 compatibility, air conditioning and privacy glass. The list of safety items includes ABS, stability control and traction control. Customization options include a subwoofer, back-lighting kits, satellite radio, spoilers and body moldings, sport pedals and various shift knobs.

The xB is powered by a 1.5 liter DOHC inline four, mated to a five-speed manual transmission. A four-speed automatic optional, but many reviewers suggest that the manual makes for a better driving experience (improved acceleration). The Variable Valve Timing-enhanced engine supplies the 2400 pound xB with 108 horsepower and 105 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy is estimated at 30/33 mpg, and Scion claims a 0-60 mph time of nine seconds.

By now, first year Scions have accumulated some mileage, and complaints about reliability and durability are incredibly scarce. Owners have also been very satisfied with the Scion service experience, along most report no service needs aside from oil changes and tune ups. Interior flexibility was common favorite feature: the back seats folded flat to allow for over 40 cubic feet of cargo space. Owners and reviewers agree that although the Scion is quite affordable, Toyota's impact on engineering, build quality, efficiency and comfort is very apparent.

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My 2005 Xb Has Started To Ciphon Gas When I Go Out Of Town.

It used 15 gallons to go 120 miles. There is no gas puddle or smell in my garage. My mechanic could not find a reason. Plus my VSC and my Track Off lights are now on and won't go away.

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Front Left Driver's Side Tire Hit A Curb And Is Jambed On The Fender. How D...

I slid on black ice in to a median. My front left tire is now bent in to the wheel well. How much to fix this?

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Is There A Problem With The Vsc Or Traction Control On The 2005 Scion Xb

about a year ago my vsc, trac off, and check engine lights came on and i took it to the dealer and they repaired it. within 8 months the lights came on again. is this a known problem or am i just lu...

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My fiancée's 2005 Scion XB is misfiring on the third cylinder. I replaced all the spark plugs, and made sure to gap them properly. However, it still had issues. My friend had me switch the thir...

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