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2005 Scion xB 5-Door Review
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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

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

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

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2005 Scion xB 5-Door Review
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Toaster On Wheels — Custom wheels and black/blue leather TRD racing seats. Would like to see it with a big more power, may look into adding it to it. Love the car, love driving it and riding. Smooth running, and great for long trips. Recently got a 7 inch double-in headunit that works as my radio, mp3, vcd, mp4, usb/sd port, tv, dvd player

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: its capacity

Cons: needs a little more umph

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Love It — its small on the outside but big on the inside . looks good to me . spacious. i like mine vip . i love it gets good milage. and fun and comfortable. . has some pep to it i have a standard. very easy to drive and the seats fold down for more fun hahaha

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: comfortable

Cons: not fast

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2005 Scion xB 5-Door Review
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Smart Daily Driver — excellent commuter car. performance slightly lacking. manual transmission slick and sharp shifts. over 30 mpg city and highway. low price and cost of ownership. unbleieveable use of space. small exterior dimensions yet huge on the inside. won car and driver comparo with other boxy cars. gets compliments everywhere. impeccable reliability

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: fuel economy, price

Cons: performance

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Ugly But Cute! — Some say its ugly, but it drives pretty good and has a ton of room inside. Gets great gas mileage too! Other then some odd issues which I believe are because Toyota cut costs to make this cheaper, its been a great car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Handling, confort and gas mileage

Cons: Minor issues

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2005 Scion xB 5-Door Review
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Wonderfull — the preformance derived from the 1.2 is lacking but over all it is made up for by the handling and the safety. the build quality is wonderfull imo nothing flimsey and nothing that seems out of place. the apperiance although known for its boxy exterior is also know to be a show car, and for the interior it is very modern and sleek with much leg room for all passengers. the car for the most part is fairly inexpencive, being around 12,000 usd. the car is alot of fun to drive and very simple to drive, most of all very comfortable.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: looks and handling

Cons: small engine

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2005 Scion xB 5-Door Review
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Best Ride So Far. — Can't beat a Toyota! And there's next to nothing out there with as much versatility for modification. Anything and everything can be done to these things! Reliability and build quality are top-notch, everything you would expect from a Toyota product.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Slow, but fun to drive.

Cons: If you like circles...or triangles...

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I Haven't Broken It Yet — I bought this box with a lot of aftermarket options, suspension, exhaust, intake, stereo, lights, 18" enki's and a huge panoramic sunroof. I couldn't imagine own one without any of this. it would probably be very boring, but very efficient. 34 mpg

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: gas mileage and customability

Cons: gutless

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Awsome — car was amazing, quality was superb. very fun to drive and performed rather well considering it only has 100 hp. gas mileage was great. not too many costs. more of a teen car though. deffinately a good car that is worthwhile.

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

Pros: fun, exciting, cheap

Cons: low horsepower.

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Fast Toaster. — For a tiny engine...it has some speed..enough to get me a $220 speeding ticket. AEM Performance cool air intake...Borla performance exhaust..18" Enkei 9 spoke rims wrapped in Falken racing tires. Carbon inside and out. Billet grill inserts. Remote start. Might lower it a little eventually...gives it a meaner look.

Pros: nearly 30 mpg city...and fast for a 4 cylinder.

Cons: No armrest/console.  Can buy an aftermarket one but it doesn't come stock.

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Reviews From Other Years

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

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

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

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

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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