2008 Scion xB User Reviews

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    2008 Scion xB Review
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    35

    Scion — Performance is mildly disappointing, with extremely lack luster accelleration and top speed. Luckily it looks super bomb so no one cares that it isn't a beast off the line. Even better than the outer appearence is the interior which is simply baller. It maintains good gas mileage, and requires minimal upkeep. Finally, this car is a blast to drive as long as you don't mind people staring.

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

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: nothing

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    2008 Scion xB Review
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    Scion Xb 2008 — I got my car a few months ago and I couldnt be happier with it! The only thing is the passenger armrest, there isnt one. My boyfriend steals mine! But i love that it can go up when not in use! It it so much roomier then you would think. Go sit in one! its HUGE!

    Pros: Everything!

    Cons: No passeger armrest

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    2008 Scion xB 5-Door Review
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    Mike Siraco's 2008 Scion Xb Review — Pros: Quick, efficient, FUN 4 cylinder- that is very rare that i would say that. There is enough room in this car for you to move into. I am 6 foot 3 and i can stretch out very nicely, even with my hair spiked i have a ton of headroom. It isn't as outlandish as the old XB. If you are not a first-gen XB enthusiast, you agree that this is a decent looking car-van-thing. Blackberry Crush color is gorgeous. More standard options on this 16,500 dollar car than on any toyota w/ options 21,000 dollars or less. A similarly loaded camry would cost a little more, and it'd be alot less functional. You could use this car as a family car, or as a tuner car... Scion sells an aftermarket SC setup for it!! OUT OF THE DEALERSHIP!!! Its a trooper in snow. ABS and VSC kick ass. Gas milage is alot better than the EPA numbers. 14 gallon tank is sufficient for around 300 miles in stop and go traffic. Cons: The dash is made of some plastic carbon fiber looking stuff, it gets dirty veeeery easily. Backed up into a poll going like 1 foot an hour and put a nasty 2.5 inch crack in my bumper.. i suppose thats a safety feature though When you tell people you own a XB, they think you're talking about the old square with 4 wheels, and you always have to explain it's different. No option for leather... I would have liked that. A few blind spots that take a while to get used to. The 08 XB is perfect for pretty much anyone.

    Pros: Fun factor, power, room, capability.

    Cons: Plastic interior parts, the fact that it shares a name with the old Echo based XB.

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    2008 Scion xB 5-Door Review
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    My Scion Xb — this car is safe, reliable, comfortable. spacious. fun, no repairs, just oil changes, great gas mileage, quick, turns on a dime, stops fast, awesome radio, fun to drive, stylish and very cheap to own buy one today at naperville scion

    Pros: everything

    Cons: none

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    2008 Scion xB 5-Door Review
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    Daihatsu Materia 1.5 Grrrreat — Owning the Daihatsu Materia is the best thing since the toaster... not sliced bread - but very close to the invention of the wheel.... or man stepping onto the moon. With enough space to fit a dead body in the back - you can stretch it even more to fit a cow in!!!

    Pros: design

    Cons: smallish engine

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    Me And My Dad — I think my car is great!!!!! it's performance is great, it might not be the fastest but it can hang. It is a easy car to own and customize to fit you. this is a great car to drive you can fit a lot of people in it and still have room.

    Pros: Cool, Great sound system, awsome rims, and a kick ass paint job

    Cons: none

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    2008 Scion xB Review
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    The Scion Xb! — This car is really more than what it seems! If you you've tried out one of the older xBs it would completely discourage you in trying the new ones. Don't let it fool you! this is a total upgrade from the previous xBs and packs loads of power (157 hp, and if that not enough, put a TRD Supercharger which brings it up to about 210 hp!). This xB runs on a completely different chassis and the engine has increased in .9 liters in size(2.4 in-line 4 DOHC 16-valve vvt-i). The Toyota Camry, a medium to full size sedan, uses this same engine! This xB also runs on a five speed manual trans and makes the car feel really sporty! I get an average 27 mpg (which is not bad for a car that has little aerodynamics). Many of the standard features you find on the xB can be found on many European cars (led turn signals on outside mirrors, led third brake light, bi-xenon headlights, Pioneer premium audio which sounds GREAT, 4 disc brakes [try finding that on a 08' civic!] and a really stylish look that catches the eye inside and out). Other than 2 oil changes and tire rotations I have not done any major maintenance to the car and have avoided many accidents thanks to my brakes! (people in Orlando drive like crap, just an FYI). All in all I always look forward to driving my xB because it is just an amazing car, no other way to put it! Less than $20,000 (even the release edition!)

    Pros: Performance, apperance, reliable

    Cons: Door jams get really dirty after a few wet days

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    Great Car — This is the first new car I have ever had and I absolutly love it. It is small like a car but sized like a smaller suv. It gets good on gas and is a great car for our family. I have looked at these cars for a couple years now and was so excited to finally get one. Not to mention my very tall husband can actually fit in the car without hitting his head or knees...lol.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Nothing

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    2008 Scion xB 5-Door Review
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    To Not Underestimate The Box. — Performance is greater than expected. Put the car into manual mode and take off the traction control and you got a rocket. The normal person will get about 24/25 in town, and 25/26 highway; less if you speed. The fun factor is a 10/10 if you've been in my vehicle in the past. The apperance it looks smaller in the inside but it easily fits a 6' 8 person with room to spare. The built quality is high up because it is owned by Toyota.

    Pros: Great point A to B car that does not let you down in any situation.

    Cons: My tire life is already halfway gone and im at 15,000.  Too soft of a tread.  Goodyear Eagles = high performanc tires

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    2008 Scion xB 5-Door Review
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    Beast — this car has a few kinks to work out but overall it is an amazing car for stock

    Pros: quick with the 5-speed

    Cons: only a 4-cylindar

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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

    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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